School Details

William Burnett Elementary School

400 Fanyon, Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 635-2650
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 636 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

60%
64%
56%
80%
78%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milpitas Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
55%
46%
75%
77%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milpitas Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
76%
65%
85%
83%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milpitas Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
73%
60%
61%
77%
65%
60%
74%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milpitas Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
73%
60%
71%
72%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milpitas Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William Burnett Elementary School is a public middle school in Milpitas. The principal of William Burnett Elementary School is Richard Julian and can be contacted at rjulian@musd.org. 636 students attend William Burnett Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 38% of the William Burnett Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 636 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at William Burnett Elementary School is 21:1. Lamb-O Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 42% 40%
Unspecified 3% 4%
Filipino 24% 21%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 9949%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 30%
Limited English proficiency 38% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This is very good school with very good kindergarten teachers. My girl will be going in first grade this year. I was happy with teachers and staff. They have very good computer lab . Looking forward to see how is first grade classes.

  • (11 months ago)

    I've had three children attend Burnett between 1999 and 2014. I have seen a lot of improvements in this time. Mr. Julian is a great principal. He really cares about all of the kids greeting them by name and encouraging them to do well. The school is a leader in the use of technology in education. Most of the teachers I have dealt with are excellent - some real stand-outs are Mrs. Elizondo Mrs. Romano and the current 6th grade team Mrs. Harlow Mrs. Stallings and Ms. Mandeville. The halls of the school are lined with the students' art and writing projects. There is an after-school instrumental music program and Glee Club (thank you Mrs. Barberon!). After-school tutoring and homework club is also available. One of my children was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome while attending Burnett and the 504 Plan team was very helpful in providing the accommodations my child needed in order to be successful.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at Burnett aren't very good. The Intermediate side's science teacher does not teach very well. Most students there aren't very good either and most seem to not care about their studies and intend to focus mostly on other more unimportant things.

  • (4 years ago)

    William Burnett is an excellent school. The principal teachers and staff are dedicated to our students. I noticed parent involvement is stronger than it has been in the past. Since Miss Waslif has become our principal our school's API scores have improved. Her commitment to our school has made it a better place to learn and grow.

  • (4 years ago)

    William Burnett Elementary is great school with a great principal and good staffs. Thanks for working hard on students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are very caring and knowledgeable. They foster students to think and learn creatively. Most importantly students enjoy their learning environment. A great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I enjoy having my son go to William Burnett Elementary the teachers are very flexible and great with kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children are 2nd generation Burnett students. Even after moving out of Burnett's area we applied to keep our girls there. The way that teachers and staff have always become part of our family's team is remarkable. In resovling problems with learning and just making our girls feel like they are part of a second family at school is so comforting. The level of accessibilty we have as parents to communicate with whoever we need to at the school is wonderful. My husband and I are true fans of Burnett's educational disciplinary and school environment policies. I can honestly say that our kids are profiting from their elementary school years at Burnett. Sincerely Lisa Santillan

  • (9 years ago)

    Great teachers and good principal but low parent participation. Primary grades are much more developmentally appropriate and hands-on. Much of this is lost in upper grades.

  • (11 years ago)

    We're so blessed to have an excellent school for our daughter to go to the teachers are very professional and caring the confidence is always there knowing that my kid is safe and in good hands.We are so happy with the way lessons are given our kid had a very good rating from state test. More power to all! (Thank you Mrs. Bronzini and welcome Ms. Neukam new principal!)

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