Burleson High School
|Burleson High School|
|Burleson, Texas, United States
|School district||Burleson Independent School District|
|Grades||9th through 12th|
|Color(s)||Red, Black and White|
|Athletics||Over 20 sports|
In 1901, Burleson's first school, the Red Oak Academy was constructed. It was destroyed by fire in 1909. The State of Texas granted a charter for an independent school district and the citizens of Burleson voted to construct a new school. By 1910 the new school was opened, which was on what is now the old Nola Dunn Campus. The school was later torn down and a new high was constructed in the 1960s. In 1997, a new larger campus was built for the high school. It was built at 100 John Jones Road, but the street name later changed to Elk Dr.
Burleson High School offers the following Advanced Placement Courses:
- AP English Language,
- AP English Literature,
- AP Statistics,
- AP Calculus AB,
- AP Calculus BC,
- AP Chemistry,
- AP Physics (B),
- AP Biology,
- AP US History,
- AP European History,
- AP Macroeconomics,
- AP Microeconomics,
- AP Human Geography,
- AP World History,
- AP Psychology,
- AP Spanish Language,
- AP Spanish Literature,
- AP German Language,
- AP French Language,
- AP French Literature,
- AP Music Theory, and
- AP Art History
In addition to the AP courses taught at BHS, a number of dual enrollment courses are taught as well. These include: Pre AP Pre-Calculus, AP Economics, Health Science Tech 3, Pre-AP Algebra 2 (2nd Semester), AP English Literature, Pre-AP Spanish III, Adv. Anatomy/Physiology, AP French, AP Spanish IV (Language), Bus. Computer Info Sys I – II, AP Government, Theatre Arts III, AP Calculus AB/BC, and Theatre Arts IV
Burleson was a state semifinalist in the 4A state title in football in 2001. In 2006, Burleson won the 5-A District Championship in football over Mansfield Summit High School. In 2008, Burleson won their first ever 5A playoff game against Arlington Martin High School, beating the Warriors 26-21, which moved them on to face Odessa Permian High School in the area round, who they eventually lost to in Abilene's Shotwell Stadium. In 2009 the Elks played a playoff game in the new Cowboys Stadium after a win against the Weatherford Kangaroos.
The school has over 30 organizations, which include community service, foreign language, sports, Air Force JROTC, FFA, and UIL organizations.
"Elk TV" first aired in the 2005–2006 school year, with its original title being "Friday Morning Live" or 'FML'. It is the school's weekly news program which is written, directed and edited by the students in the broadcast journalism ELK TV STAFF Class, but was originally a combined effort of the Media Technology class and Broadcast Journalism team. Airing all the Burleson High School football games is 1460 AM radio.
- Kelly Clarkson - Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and American Idol season 1 winner
- Stacy Sykora is a 3 time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008). She competes in volleyball.
- Kyle Burns – Drummer, Forever the Sickest Kids
- Jonathan Cook – Singer, Forever the Sickest Kids
- Liz Lee – star of the MTV reality show My Life as Liz
- Steve Wambold - CEO of Ferrellgas Partners, 2nd largest Propane company in US and a member of the Fortune 1000