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About This School

Burnet Middle School is a public high school in Union. The principal of Burnet Middle School is Mr Ray Salvatore, whose e-mail is rsalvatore@twpunionschools.org. 1,076 children attend Burnet Middle School and identify mostly as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Burnet Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 39% of the 1,076 students here have subsidized lunches. Class size at Burnet Middle School is 20, and the ratio of students to teachers is 12:1. Deron School I is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 55% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 29%
Hispanic 16% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 34%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    As a student i find that the students and teachers are alike in the school. The teachers are as normal as the students are. How you interpret that well is up to you. Overlooking gossip the teachers get the job done well. They teach the lessons as required and always have the NJASK in mind. The cafeteria serves good food focusing on protein in a positive way. The cause for the three stars is not just gossip (which most definately can be forgiven) the fights are a horrendous problem. Every week a fight breaks out outside the lunchroom in the lunchroom on the blacktop although well handled by the teachers the amount of fights reduces my amout of hope for the generation. The school may not statistically show it but the students are very academically potential but they make overall dumb decisions by doing things like purposely failing tests to "fit in." I believe if all students lived to their full potential this school could surpass all academic records in BMS history. Now to the fun stuff after-school activities. They run like a German Train Station. The performance arts academic enhancement and sports are phenomenal!

  • (1 year ago)

    Burnet Middle School is an overall good school and has its many benefits as well as its detriments. I find that this school helps a lot of youngsters like myself in areas of a subject that they need their most help in which is great for students. The only problems I find are that this school's NJASK scores are very irksome and this school is not one of the most distinguished out of all other public schools located in New Jersey. The teachers are just ensuring for you to get a passing grade for the NJASK which demonstrates that their main goal is for students to not get below proficient on this statewide test. Advanced students are just left off to fend on their own and try and make their marks distinguished among the average school's GPA's. Unless you're in Honors or G&T classes it's pretty hard for a gifted student to bump up Burnet Middle School's overall rating as a 4 out of 10. I believe that teachers should help average below average and above average students all the same instead of focusing just on one group of students. Other than that the extra-curricular activities are actually stupendous and give Burnet Middle School students a chance at being involved.

  • (1 year ago)

    This was my sons first year in Middle School as well as in a new town as a 6th grader. Burnet is a great school my son got the hang of middle school and the township of Union. Looking forward to seventh grade

  • (2 years ago)

    Last year i went to Burnet and i thought it was okay. The teachers were nice but got mad whenever the class was really misbehaving.Being a good student i never got detention before but at my year at Burnet i got detention only in my English class. Other than that the new superintendent was nice and definitely helped Burnet a lot.

  • (3 years ago)

    Im an 8th grader a Burnet and i think the school is great. Most of the teachers are really good and help when you need help. the school has gotten stricter because we have a new super attendent but i guess thats good in a way. the building can get a bit confusing on your first day just remember if somebody tells you to go to the 4th floor there isnt one lol. ohh and the lockers are realllyyy old!

  • (4 years ago)

    its such agood and active school

  • (4 years ago)

    This is like a very good school. I earned a great education. I love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm new to Burnet. And overall everyone is nice. The teachers are really helpful and don't rush you. They'll help you if you need help. I think Burnet is great!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great. I currently go here and i think it's great. Im in drama club and i love the clubs they offer. They offer you extra help if you need it and they have homework alliance after school. They also have some sports programs and educational field trips for example the liberty science center.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Teachers are really nice and they have several clubs. Most of the textbooks are new too

  • (6 years ago)

    This School is awesume. my daughter goes here and she has been learning more then i have learned in Middle School. She is in Many extra-curricular activities and love them all. The Teachers and Principles are very good...and the kids are very well disciplined.

  • (7 years ago)

    The quality of Burnet Middle School's academic programs is excellent. The core of Burnet the 'Teachers' really care about the students and are not in it merely for the paycheck thus they are motivated. My son is academically challenged and also having fun. Sports and music programs are available. The PTA and Parent involvement is solid. The PTA members are emailed with pertinent school information as well as useful general information weekly. You'd be hard pressed to locate a weak link in Burnet Middle School.

  • (8 years ago)

    this school is amazing and the children that go to it are very nice and understanding. the teachers are nice and helpful most of the time and you get extra help if you need it as long as you ask . the children have privacy because they have their oun lockers and they can put there things in their lockers they dont share it with anyone but yourself.

  • (9 years ago)

    BMS is a great school. Some teachers should really think about making their classes more fun although props to Mr. Disporto he rocks! There are tons of after school activities sponsored by the school including sports art club environmental clubs language clubs and much more. I don't know what this school would be without the parents. The PTA makes fundraisers and with the money they make sure our school year is as good as it gets. Parents help out at plays picnics field trips and all other kinds of school planned activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    Burnet is a great school...but truthfully most teachers are very well trained and the only thing the school lacks is disipline..which is not entirely the school's fault it has to do with the child's attitude toward learning too.

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