My oldest son attended Muir. We were disappointed when my second son was assigned to Luther (due to permit). My views quickly changed after one semester. My son quickly acclimated to the school and I saw a level of involvement that I didn't see at Muir. My daughter will be in 8th grade this year and has a 504 (special education) plan. Each year her counselor meets with us to plan out her year. Last year I ran into the vice principal in a local store. She told me how she hand-picked my daughter's teachers for her for the year knowing her special needs. My daughter had a fantastic year. I know that Muir may have the slightly higher test scores but I am convinced that Luther has a higher caliber teacher and exceptional administration that care on a personal level about the students they teach. This school is PHENOMENAL! I understand why it is now the preferred middle school in the district.
Luther Burbank Middle School is a public middle school in Burbank. The principal of Luther Burbank Middle School is Brian O'Rourke, who can be contacted at email@example.com. 1,010 students go to Luther Burbank Middle School and identify as Hispanic, Filipino, and Asian. 5% of the Luther Burbank Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 1,010 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Luther Burbank Middle School is 19:1. Off Campus Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.
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- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- P.E. classes
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The Principal Vice Principal and all of the teaching staff are AMAZING. My son is in 8th grade now and it has been such a wonderful experience for him. The teachers are so supportive and work very hard to help the kids succeed. My son has done exceptionally well at Luther and it is with a heavy heart we have to leave. I wish they taught all the way until 12th grade!
Great Leadership. Great teachers. Updated computer lab and cooking class my children are thriving in LBMS.
Wow-I never thought I'd hear my son say that he liked English. Mrs. McHorney must be an amazing teacher to have inspired him that much. What a wonderful school this has been for my son who is now in 8th grade. Mrs. Schackmann and the other administrators all know my son by name and really care about their students. Thank you Mrs. Schackmann and staff for making Luther such a wonderful environment in which to learn. You are very much appreciated!
i went to LBMS in 6th grade and had a really ood time there. i especially liked the staff there. there all hard working and care alot about the kids there. i'm hoping to go there for 7th and 8th.
i am a student of luther burbank middle school and i think its a good school but the techers could go eazy on us.
I have a 6th and 8th grader at Luther. Although this is just the beginning of the year I have quickly learned that the teachers genuinely care for their students. Creativity is a major learning tool in these classes. Any parent knows that being creative is crucial when getting and keeping the attention of a child. Back-to-school night was well organized and I was sold on the schools motto 'Moving in the Right Direction.' Keep up the good work Luther!
Luther has had a make-over inside and out! The principal and her staff are doing a great job. My son is thriving. I am very pleased and thankful for all the positive changes. Remember how well your child does in school starts in your own home.
Thank you to Mrs. Cashman Schoenfeld Shackmann Simmons Mr. Reed you made my daughter's experience at Luther alright with the transition into 6th grade. I appreicate all of you. Let's make this year even better!
Luther has come a long way from just a couple of years ago. There is great leadership. Mrs. Schackmann Mr. O'Rourke and a fantastic school security team keep things running smoothly. They are personable and actually know their students. They make themselves available to the parents and students at all times. Any issues brought up to them get resolved immediately. They oversee and are very involved in all activities at LBMS. In the past couple of years Mrs. Schackmann has brought in some excellent teachers to join the other amazing teachers that have hung in there and now can concentrate on teaching. These teachers seem to really recognize the worth of what they are doing and take a sincere interest in their students. I see LBMS becoming the quality middle school in Burbank that it once was.
I moved to the burbank are because of the schools my son was at John Muir and very happy but because where we bought our house they moved him to Luther my son and I are very unhappy with Luther teachers are not prepared my son had his semester and they were behind and what the teacher did was just give the students what was going to be on the test of course my son got an a+ but they didn't study 3 chapters. Parents are not involved at all. So sad that my son is stock in that school and can't go to Muir.
Luther has been a wonderful experience for my son so far. Mrs. Schackman and Mr. O seem to keep things under control at the school which allows the students to focus on learning and having fun. Excellent dedicated teachers such as Mr. Reed and Mrs. Farmer make Luther special.
Luther is finally getting some of the recognition it deserves. From the California Distinguished School Award to a high-tech culinary arts room this school provides a truly individualized learning experience for students. The principal is welcoming and the staff sincerely cares.
Luther Burbank Middle School is still suffering from too many principals in too few years. Although many of the teachers have invested a lot of hope in their new leader there is still much to be done to make the school better academically and environmentally. Never before have I experienced such blatant defiance of parental concern. The teachers have had too much power in the past and some are loathe to relenquish it now. Parental involvment is not encouraged here. Parents....be aware and attentive to your student!
Luther Middle School Special Education program is no good.
Great school lots of fun.
This is a great school. Although the extracurricular activities may not be that great teachers really explain subjects clearly and in a way anybody can understand.
A really great school with lots of highly qualified teachers and plenty of engaging motivating elective options.
I feel that this school could definitely use some up-grading in all area's. I was shocked at the chipping paint and dirty atmoshere. I certainly think that the teachers and administrators at this school feel that middle school is not an important part of our childrens educations. The elementary teachers work very hard to prepare our students but they are being hurt by the burbank middle school programs. Very sad indeed. I have talked to many of the teachers at Luther and was surprised by their lack of responsibility for the low scores at this school.
Both of my kids were in the GATE program. Overall the English and Science are good quality courses with teachers who care about the students and use a variety of special projects to make the coursework more interesting. Both of my kids were in Geometry and I was very unhappy with the method of instruction and treatment of the kids by the instructor. She used quite a bit of material she created herself didn't go through the text as it was written and wasn't readily available for extra help. Instrumental music & art courses seemed sufficient - drumline started last year & either rock band or concert band performs at most school events. Athletic department is good & offers several after-school sports as well as cheerleading. GATE parents are very involved and came together to supplement field trip and activity funds suffering from budget cuts.