Burrillville High School

425 East Ave, Harrisville, RI 02830
(401) 568-1310

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 726 students 12 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Burrillville School District average
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About this school

Burrillville High School is a public high school in Pascoag. 726 students go to Burrillville High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 32% of the 726 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Burrillville High School is 12:1. Harmony Hill School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Im a junior here at BHS and I don't think it is as bad as our reputation says it is. What I like most about it is that there are a limited amount of cliques throughout the school (depending on your class). I either find the teachers really fun and are people who I can be friends with or super arrogant and not out of touch with the students. There's no in-between. I'm unimpressed with the school principle as he has made no benefit to the school and only focuses on misbehaved students. I don't like how the students have a lack of school spirit and there is sometimes a negative competition between classes. I have not heard the best thing about the school food and drinks. However I very much love the guidance counselors as I feel like they have a genuine care for the students. As a student I genuinely hate the work that we do. We aren't given any assignments we can use our creativity. It's just essay after essay after essay even for classes like algebra. Overall if I were to leave BHS tomorrow I would be content with my experience and friends that I have made.

  • (6 years ago)

    Im in my sophomore year at bhs and i must say the education is awful. And the drama involves everyone. But yet us burrillvillian teens sure can come together when theres a sports event or a problem the school/town is facing. There arent really any 'cliques' there. You'll find groups of friends made up of completely different people. And every student is close to atleast 1of the teachers which is nice when you need advice or a friend thats not going through puberty.

  • (8 years ago)

    Burrillville High School is a very bad school to attend. It has taught my son nothing at all and I am very dissapointed none the less. The teachers there are horrible and disrespectful and I am very angry about that. Mr. Trogish was very much better then there new one.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is in deep trouble if it continues to cut staff as it has been doing over the past few years. Teachers are the life blood of this school and without them the students will not be able to succeed.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son had some educational problems before entering the high school due to a learning diability. They have taught him to increae his self-confidence and since then his grades have gone way up. All he need was someone to believe in him.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school has tought my child the pride in getting good grades. I owe most of it to the excellent teaching staff and because of the principal who has strict but fair rules. Thank you Burrillville High School and staff.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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