Burbank High School (Burbank, California)

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Burbank High School
Burbank High School Bulldog and Letter Logo.jpg
902 N. Third Street
Burbank, CA

Coordinates 34°11′17″N 118°18′48″W / 34.1880°N 118.31326°W / 34.1880; -118.31326Coordinates: 34°11′17″N 118°18′48″W / 34.1880°N 118.31326°W / 34.1880; -118.31326
Type Public high school
Established 1908
School district Burbank Unified School District
NCES District ID 0606450[1]
NCES School ID 060645000563[2]
Principal Michael Bertram
Faculty 103
Enrollment about 2800
Color(s) Royal Blue and White          
Team name Bulldogs

Burbank High School is a public high school located in Burbank, California, USA. It opened on September 14, 1908, and its inaugural class had 334 students. The area had previously been served by the Glendale Union High School District.

Burbank High began an extensive facility update in 2003, and its first phase of reconstruction was a building housing new classrooms for the entire school. By 2005, the campus also had a new gym, pool, visual and performing arts center, parking structure[clarification needed], athletic field, and tennis courts.

In addition to a core curriculum that satisfies the University of California A-G requirements, Burbank High offers 17 Honors and Advanced Placement classes, a wide variety of visual arts classes, career technical classes and nationally recognized performing arts.[citation needed]

In the past several years, the Academic Performance Index score (derived from State Testing) has risen by 95 points to a score of 806. No other school in the State with similar demographics made this amount of gain.[citation needed]

Show Choir Program[edit]

Burbank High is known for its nationally ranked advanced mixed show choir[citation needed] called In Sync, directed by Brett Carroll. Also directed by Brett Carroll, is the advanced women's group, "Impressions", the advanced men's group, "Sound Dogs", and an intermediate mixed group, "Out of the Blue". Burbank High School has an intermediate women's group, "Sapphire", directed by Donna Dandino. The Burbank High School show choir program was recently ranked number one in the country for 2009 and 2010 and is ranked number one on another ranking list for the 2009 to 2010 season.[3][4] Burbank High School hosts its own non-competitive show choir competition called Burbank Blast, intended to be held annually starting 2008; starting in 2011, Burbank Blast will be a full-fledged judged competition, the first Burbank High has ever hosted. Burbank High Show choirs finished the 2010 competition season ranked in the top five overall in the nation. This marks the third straight year for this accomplishment.


The students and staff publish a newspaper and a yearbook, the Ceralbus. "Ceralbus" means "blue and white". In 2010, Burbank High's 2009 yearbook reached the finalist round in the National Pacemaker Award for the first time.[citation needed] The school newspaper, The Burbank Bulldog, produces a paper monthly, and covers events concerning both Burbank High School and the Burbank Community.

Academic Decathlon[edit]

Burbank High School runs two competitive Academic Decathlon teams, ranked in 2007 23rd in the United States, and currently holding 12th overall in Los Angeles County Office of Education.

The Roberta Kordich award was given to coach Valerie Beidelman for her support and dedication to the Burbank High School Academic Decathlon Team.


Burbank High School ("The Bulldogs") fields a full range of high school interscholastic athletic teams including both men's and women's basketball teams, tennis, American football, baseball, softball, golf, swimming, water-polo and soccer. It competes in the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section as a member of the Pacific League. Burbank High boys' varsity 2011 cross country team lately[when?] completed in the CIF Finals and came in 7th place. They advanced to the State Championships where they finished 11th.

Notable alumni[edit]


The Nickelodeon TV show, Victorious, uses Burbank High School as a model of the front of the school. The interior of the school, however, is filmed at Nickelodeon On Sunset.


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