Burlington High School (Burlington, Massachusetts)
|Burlington High School|
|123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA, Middlesex County, 01803
|Number of students||1004|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Mascot||Burlington Red Devils|
|Average SAT scores||525 verbal
530 writing (2010)
|Website||Burlington High School|
Burlington High School is located at 123 Cambridge Street in Burlington, Massachusetts. Burlington High School is a four year comprehensive high school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Burlington High School's Performing Arts are a culmination of efforts from the Burlington Public Schools' Music Department, various performance clubs, and the high school English Department.
John E. Fogelberg Performing Arts Center is the primary performance space at Burlington High School. It boasts a technical booth with lighting and sound systems, a lighting catwalk, a projection screen and projector, a double-purchase fly system with 3 electrics, cycs and scrims, travelers, shop and storage space as well as dressing rooms. The auditorium is designed as a proscenium theatre and is fully air conditioned. The stage is a wood floor.
In May, 2014 The Burlington High School Select Singers will sing at the famous NYC Carnegie Hall as part of a festival with three other choruses from around the United States. Additionally, the Burlington High School Chorus won Gold at the 2010 Great East Music Festival, and the Select Singers won Platinum at the same event. The Music Department also fields the Red Devil Marching Band and a Concert Band, as well as an extra-curricular Jazz Band. The singing groups and Concert and Jazz Bands have numerous concerts throughout the school year in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center. The Red Devil Marching Band has performed in Disney World through the Disney Performing Arts Program many times, most recently in April 2013. The marching band also performs at all home and away Varsity football games in the Fall during halftime.
During the school year, two major theater productions are performed.
In December, a small-cast play is performed in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center. Cast members are not required to be members of Drama Club. The tradition of a Fall play began in the 2006-2007 school year. The first Fall play was Fools, followed by The Importance of Being Earnest, Rumors, The Crucible, It's A Wonderful Life, Noises Off, and most recently Arsenic and Old Lace. The Stage Crew Club organizes a prep crew and running crew for the production as well as providing a student Stage Manager and student technicians.
A full-scale musical is performed in March and April for two weekends. There is a large cast and crew, and professional set, lighting and costume designers are hired. The Stage Crew Club and parent volunteers construct the sets using the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center's shop space, and the club fields a crew of trained students to provide all technical support. Recent musicals include Jekyll & Hyde in 2005, Anything Goes in 2006, Les Misérables in 2007, Thoroughly Modern Millie (the first to run for more than one weekend) in 2008, The Wizard of Oz in 2009, and Titanic in 2010, Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 2011, Kiss Me, Kate in 2012, and Hairspray in 2013. Grease will be performed in 2014. Tickets for Drama productions are available at http://burlingtontickets.org/
Every student in the Burlington school system has an iPad given to them by the school system starting in 2011. This was given to the students with the intention of going paperless, meaning that they will no longer use text books or notebooks. However, many of the students still carry around notebooks and teachers will offer the textbooks as a guide for students to take home or use in class. All students are assigned an email address that can only be used to send emails from other students or to teachers.
Burlington is a member of the Middlesex League. Among the school's most notable recent successes are the eight consecutive state championships for the cheerleading team (2004-2011), the two consecutive Division I hockey championships (2012-2013), the boys' gymnastics state championship in 2012, and the two state finals appearances in three years for the softball team (2011 & 2013).
Available sports (by season) at Burlington High School:
|Boys' Football||2006 Super Bowl Finalists|
|Field Hockey||2011 - 1 Win Shy of Tournament|
|Cheerleading||2011 State Champions|
|Golf||2011 League Champions|
|Girls' Volleyball||2012 - 15-5 Record, Tournament Victory|
|Boys' Basketball||2011 Division Semifinalists|
|Girls' Basketball||2013 Middlesex League Champions|
|Boys' Hockey||2013 & 2012 - Div 1. State Champions, Coach Conceison's 300th win|
|Girls' Hockey||Made playoffs for the first time in history in 2013|
|Boys' Swimming||Participated in Division 2 State Championship Meet. Won 15th overall in the 200 Individual Medley.|
|Boys' Indoor Track||2014, 2013, 2012 League Champions, 3rd in states|
|Girls' Indoor Track||2014 Middlesex League Champions (first League Championship in history)|
|Wrestling||2012 Two students in state finals, one state champion|
|Boys' Gymnastics||2012 State Champions|
|Baseball||2012 - Northern Mass. Champions, State semifinalists|
|Softball||2013 & 2011 - Eastern Mass. Champions, State finalists|
|Boys' Lacrosse||2012 - Tournament Berth|
|Girls' Lacrosse||2012 - Middlesex League Champions|
|Boys' Track & Field||2012 - Middlesex League Champions|
|Girls' Track & Field||Casey Landry - State Champion: Triple Jump|
|Boys' Tennis'||2011 - Division Semifinalists|
|Girls' Tennis||2011 - Division Semifinalists|
- Peter Carruthers & Kitty Carruthers, Silver Medalists, 1984 Winter Olympics, Pairs Figure Skating
- Shawn Daly, Bay State Games boys scholastic table tennis champion
- Steve LeVeille, radio personality
- David Lovering
- Roderick MacKinnon, nobel prize winner
- Jay Pandolfo, ice hockey player; forward, Boston Bruins
- Amy Poehler
- Peter J. Smith, Major league baseball pitcher
- Steve Strachan, NFL Running Back
- Steven Wright
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