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Burroughs High School - Ridgecrest, CA

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School NameAddressPhoneGradesCountyTypeDistrict Name
Burroughs High School500 East French Street
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-18009-12KernpublicSierra Sands Unified

Class SizeGradeYear
25 2008

Ethnic BackgroundPercentYear
White, non-Hispanic66.482009
Black, non-Hispanic4.812009
Hispanic16.332009
Asian2.592009
Pacific Islander1.292009
Native American or Native Alaskan1.662009
Unspecified4.992009
Filipino1.852009

Students per TeacherYear
19.42009

School Head OfficialYear
Dave Ostash2011

EmailYear
dostash@ssusd.org2011

Students Getting Free LunchYear
34%2009

DateWhoComments
4/27/2010parentI 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.
4/19/2010parentMy 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.
12/14/2006parentI do not believe the current administration of Burroughs takes some parent concerns seriously enough.
2/25/2006parentAs 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.
1/15/2005studentthis is a great school that includes a very safe environment.
4/16/2004former studentI 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
9/17/2003parentMy 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.
6/5/2003 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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