Burroughs High School9

Ridgecrest, CA | Kern County


August 10, 2014

My daughter transferred into BHS her sophomore year. She was welcomed by so many of the staff, who bent over backwards to help her adjust. She has been treated better here than at the local private school she had been attending since she was 4yrs. I love the teachers and admin, they are involved with the students and want to help them. I would highly recommend this school. It has prepared my daughter academically for collage and I am very thankful for the opportunities it has provided her with.

Submitted by a parent

December 2, 2012

Burroughs has done really well for my students. One just started college and Burroughs has prepped him well. The Honors AP courses prepare students well for what is expected of them in college. The other non-private place in town is called Opportunities for Learning; it is just a credit mill that has kids do a few worksheets for lots of credit. It's a shame that the public allows places like that to exist. If a student is going to an accredited college, then real prep work is done at Burroughs in the CP/ Honors/AP classes.

Submitted by a parent

November 30, 2012

Burroughs is definitely lacking compared to other schools. Having moved from Indiana, my son was in the middle of his junior year where he was in the college prep curriculum. At Burroughs, he was relearning things he had learned at the junior high level. After 2 months, I pulled him out and transferred him to Opportunities for Learning, which is basically a charter/home school atmosphere. Needless to say, he started college courses prior to graduating high school through Opportunities for Learning. I was very disappointed in this high school, but in the long run and looking back, I am glad we took the road we did as my son was able to start his college career early and was much happier than being "the new kid" at the public school. He also was able to still compete on the swim team while at Opportunities for Learning through Immanuel Christian school (private) and lettered. If I had another child, I would not send to Burroughs, but would pursue private schooling as the education level is much higher.

Submitted by a parent

April 27, 2010

I have two students at Burroughs. Edline makes it very easy to contact teachers, get emails on absences, progress reports, and grades. The teachers are good about emailing me back when I have questions or concerns. One son has been accepted to a variety of universities, and I'm confident he has the skills to succeed in college. Burroughs has prepared him well. The other student is not Honors/AP but needs help to do well. I basically have run the gamut of programs at Burroughs....and BOTH serve students' needs. I've also found the counselors to be incredibly helpful when I've had concerns.

Submitted by a parent

April 19, 2010

My family had an awful experience at this school. Our student is smart (tests show it) but lazy in class (almost straight Fs). We would stay on top of things from home, but at school, nobody would help. They wouldn't even keep us updated about his progress (or lack thereof). After 2 years of failing every class, we suggested holding him back. The counselor said that we would be 'ruining the forward momentum of his academic track'. The school made it clear that you can do nothing, literally, and still get passed on all the way until 12th grade, when you become someone else's problem. Its easy to be a good teacher to someone who wants it, but a remarkable teacher will find a way to engage even the most disinterested studens (as opposed to just writing them off). Thankfully, he is doing really well at another high school.

Submitted by a parent

December 14, 2006

I do not believe the current administration of Burroughs takes some parent concerns seriously enough.

Submitted by a parent

February 25, 2006

As a parent of a college freshman, I have to give credit to the AP and Honors English teachers at Bugrroughs who helped my daughter prepare for the challenges of college. She was give a very solid foundation in her AP English and AP U.S. History classes which has helped her to have a very successful first year of college.

Submitted by a parent

January 15, 2005

this is a great school that includes a very safe environment.

Submitted by a student

April 16, 2004

I gradulated from Burroughs in 2003 and I think that it is an excellent school. I think the best part about Burroughs is how the teachers and other staff are so involved with the students; they really care about the kind of education the kids get and work hard to make sure assignments a completed successfully. -Regina

Submitted by a former student

September 17, 2003

My oldest daughter graduated from BHS in 1998 and went to UCLA where she graduated with honors. The education that she received from BHS provided the basis for her collegiate success. My youngest daughter is currently a Jr. at BHS and I am comfortable knowing that she is receiving the same high quality educational experience. The administration and staff at BHS are committed to meeting the needs of the students and providing an excellent experience for the young people of Ridgecrest.

Submitted by a parent

June 5, 2003

Burroughs high School is not working to it's full potential in my mind.Students concentrate more on leaving than they do learning.

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