South Burlington High School

550 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 652-7000

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 893 students 13 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Burlington School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Burlington High School is a public high school in South Burlington. 893 students go to South Burlington High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 20% of the 893 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Burlington High School is 13:1. Rice Memorial High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 83%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 8%
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Educationally a good school. But athletically becoming very weak. The girls soccer coach had taken the team from a state championship contender to a team that might not win a game in conference in two short years. He cut top notch players and promoted marginal underclassmen. He wouldn't know a good soccer player if they scored 8 goals on him... Wait... That might happen this year vs CVU.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was extremely impressed with our son's educational experience at South Burlington High School! He was well prepared for college as the school had a wide array of AP classes he took advantage of. The teachers were supportive and talented.

  • (5 years ago)

    I will be graduating from SBHS this June and I have loved my four years here. The teachers are outstanding the opportunities are nearly endless and the community within our school is incomparable. Also the guidance department does an amazing job when it comes to helping students with their future plans after high school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Guidance office and Principal unresponsive to parent questions and concerns.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to SBHS graduated in 2006 the best school in Chittenden County the teachers are amazing and the things they taught me and memories they gave me are still with me today.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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