School Details

Burroughs High School

500 East French Street, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1461 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Sierra Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sierra Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Sierra Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Burroughs High School is a public high school in Inyokern. The principal of Burroughs High School is Dave Ostash, whose e-mail is dostash@ssusd.org. 1,461 students attend Burroughs High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 4% of the Burroughs High School students have "limited English proficiency." 39% of the 1,461 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Burroughs High School is 19:1. Mesquite Continuation High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 63%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Unspecified 5% 5%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Filipino 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 47%
Limited English proficiency 4% 9%

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