School Details

Luther Burbank High School

3500 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 433-5100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 2031 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
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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.
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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
  • Sacramento City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Luther Burbank High School is a public high school in Sacramento. The principal of Luther Burbank High School is Ted Appel and can be contacted at appelt@sac-city.k12.ca.us. 2,031 students attend Luther Burbank High School and identify primarily as Asian, Multiracial, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 44% of the Luther Burbank High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 2,031 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Luther Burbank High School is 16:1. Calvary Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 40% 20%
Multiracial 4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% 47559%
Hispanic 32% 33%
Pacific Islander 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 21%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 65%
Limited English proficiency 44% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Luther Burbank is the best school evaaaaaaaa! Yeaah! Go Titans. We are the best. PS; this is not from a Burbank student.

  • (2 years ago)

    Luther Burbank High School is the best kept secret in SCUSD! The school is structured in small learning communities which affords smaller class sizes high accountability and it affords teacher and students to build respectful relationships with each other. The after school program is exceptional. Students and teachers work together to create a successful and challenging academic environment; work to encourage a culture of respect and service to the community. Students in the Law & Social Justice Academy are youth leaders in the community and provide invaluable services to many govt agencies and communnity based organizations through their dedication to community service. The ASB students capture the true spirit of self-discipline and dedication. They enhance the high school experience for all LBHS students. The after school Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program is the most robust and active Teen CERT program in the Sacramento area providing students the opportunity to train and deliver assistance during emergency situations. The students and adult leaders across the campus are truly dedicated to securing success for our community's youth. Go TITANS!

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from there June 13 1969 sixth season since opening September 1963. Already then the school was in trouble in more ways than one; last time I stepped foot on campus was March 31 2000 felt like was walking into Folsom Prison really scary!

  • (3 years ago)

    Although this school is not the best school I sincerely believe that it has progressed significantly throughout the years. I am currently a senior attending Luther Burbank High School. At first I was hesitant to attend this school. However I now strongly believe it was one of the greatest choices I've made in my school career thus far. Due to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program students now have the option to take rigorous and academically challenging classes. Not only has the academic classes improved the community in the school itself has progressed. When I see the students I see motivation. I see future leaders. This is also evident within the amount of new clubs and after school programs that are now available on campus because of the dedication of the students and caring staff that use their time to make it possible. In addition I believe our unique diversity of students also contributes to the richness of this campus. Just because it isn't the best school doesn't mean that it will forever be handicapped. It doesn't mean that progression is impossible. Change can happen.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was a student at Luther Burbank High School when it was an okay school. It has progressively gotten worse. The students that do manage to escape LBHS are grossly unprepared for college. I was in the AP program with a 3.7 GPA and still needed to take remedial math courses in college. The AP courses were not challenging and they chased away the good teachers. Do not send your children to this school they will spend the rest of there adult lives playing catch-up.plus alot of Gang Violence Drugs etc... Dont Want Your Child Going To This Nasty Dirty School!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a cool school had a bad reputation but it shoudn't we have been getting better and improved overall have gained alot of friends and learned alot so come to Burbank you will enjoy it GO TITANS!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school and the football team is in great shape the last four season

  • (6 years ago)

    My husband and I attented the BTS Night on 9/24 and what a treat. Our son is a recent transfer who raised his GPA in order to get me to agree. I'm glad I did. The staff is young and full of energy. Their teaching style of the curriculum is on a level that my son can relate to. The diversity was wonderful.

  • (6 years ago)

    Luther Burbank has the best after school program in the state. They really care about the kids. This school has become a model for what to do in an urban school.

  • (6 years ago)

    LBHS has steadily improved over my 8 year tenure. The leadership is visionary faculty is exemplary and students are hard - working happy and increasingly successful in spite of being one of the lowest SED schools in the area. Now LBHS is out of program improvement all should be aware of what we've know for years.... LBHS is the best school in the disrict

  • (7 years ago)

    Burbank has been struggling through to maintain a good name. As of now it has a program of IB International Baccalaureate. It's a two year program challenging and training its students to prepare their minds to get ready for the better future recognized by universities. Their hard work really does pay off. But back to Burbank it's not what you think. Take a visit to the school and it'd be like any other high school. Get to know what's Burbank actually about before trusting other people's words.

  • (7 years ago)

    parent involvement needs improvement extracurricular activities such as sports have improved however others such as the music and art programs need more support.quality of acadademic programs is high small learning communities allow both students and teachers to develop close relationships academically challenging IB certificate and full diploma program is offered as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Since first attending Burbank I have seen great progress;teachers are committed ib/honors program is offered and the overall environment on campus has improved

  • (7 years ago)

    I really think that this is a great school to attend.I love my experience here. I have made friendships that will last a longtime from this school. The teachers here are amazing. So many of my teachers are committed to what they do and helps us in every way possible.

  • (8 years ago)

    Luther burbank has been a school with a bad rep. However it has great programs such as rop and offers honor class. Luther burbank offers a great variety of sports including tennis golf football track and etc.. It's a student's decision wheter to be involved in the great programs available ot to be involved in trouble.

  • (8 years ago)

    LBHS has the potential to be a great school. With such a diverse student population and the small learning communities there are many opportunities available. However the local community must support what is happening at the school. In addition the poor socioeconomic statis of many of the kids is detrimental to their learning. These kids can achieve. All they need is the caring and guidance of the right kind of teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    I loved this school I wish I had never left since I made real life long friends there not the fake ones I have at my new school

  • (9 years ago)

    Burbank is a school that can use a lot of academic improvement and support from the community. it has a great athletic department but can also use a lot of support in that area. parents need to be more active in the school and know whats going on and

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is graduating in june 2005 I feel this has been a great school for my son. He has attending Burbank all 4 years. There is a great staff & the coaches at this school are fantastic. They have helped my son with everything from sports stuff to deciding on a college. Coach Heffernan really gets involved with the kids & I thank him daily for helping to guide my son. Any kid can benefit from going to Burbank they might not know it at first but in the end they will.

  • (9 years ago)

    Back to school nights were very disappointing last year. I saw very few parents attend. The programs were strong but suffered because the school was going through transition following a school within a school model. This caused a shortage of text books and made it difficult for students to get the classes they needed to meet graduation requirements. Stable adminstration support is definitely needed; the school is literally being held up by the teachers who seem to be doing everything but who should be given less outside classroom responsibility so that they can focus on their jobs teaching. A new principal is now in charge (Go Ted!). Hopefully some of the burden will come off the teachers and a system will develop that will allow the teachers to focus on teaching just a few class subjects and not 3 or 4 a day.

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