Burlingame High School (California)
|Burlingame High School|
|1 Mangini Way
|Enrollment||1,339 (2015–2016) |
|Color(s)||Scarlet and white|
|Athletics conference||Peninsula Athletic League|
|Rival||San Mateo Bearcats|
In order to meet the growing student population, the school was opened in December 1923 under the name "San Mateo High School, Burlingame Branch." Designed by architect W. H. Weeks, the school took in students from Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, and San Bruno. Initial enrollment consisted of 350 students and 30 teachers. As a branch of San Mateo High School, extracurricular organizations were shared between the schools. There was a single band, football team, and other athletic teams with student members from both schools. Within 10 years the enrollment of the school increased to 494 boys and 474 girls, totalling 968 pupils, a figure close to the school's original design capacity. In 1927 the school name was officially changed to Burlingame High School.
In the summer of 1980, the SMUHSD board decided it must close one of the district's seven schools, due to declining enrollment. Following public hearings, the board narrowed the choice to either Crestmoor High School or Burlingame High School. After study and discussion, the board decided to close Crestmoor in the fall of 1980 and keep Burlingame open.
San Mateo and Burlingame have been rivals since the division of the Burlingame branch, and the rivalry culminates annually in a football matchup dubbed "The Little Big Game" and patterned after the Big Game. As of 2016, Burlingame leads the series record 54–32, with four ties. Burlingame currently holds "The Paw" as part of a seven-game win streak in the rivalry.
Burlingame High School has been recognized nationally for its academic excellence. For 2013, it was ranked 280th in Newsweek's Top 2,000 Public High Schools,  471st nationally by US News and World Report, and 490th by The Washington Post's ranking of "America's Most Challenging High Schools."
Burlingame High School has a wide array of Advanced Placement course offerings.
|Science||Mathematics and computer science||Language||Social science||Visual arts|
|AP Biology||AP Calculus AB||AP English Language and Composition||AP European History||AP Music Theory (N/A)|
|AP Chemistry||AP Calculus BC||AP English Literature and Composition||AP Macroeconomics||AP Studio Art Drawing|
|AP Environmental Science||AP Computer Science A||AP Italian Language and Culture||AP Microeconomics|
|AP Physics B||AP Statistics||AP Spanish Language||AP United States Government and Politics|
|AP United States History|
- 1,339 students: 680 male (50.8%), 659 female (49.2%)
|White||Hispanic||Asian||Two or more races||Filipino||Pacific Islander||African American||American Indian||Not reported|
|SAT Scores for 2014–2015 |
|Critical Reading average||Math average||Writing average|
|2013 Academic Performance Index|
|2009 base API ||2013 growth API ||Growth in the API from 2009 to 2013|
Burlingame High's Marching Band plays rock, pop, and funk songs at all home basketball and football games. The band presents its field show twice a year often with the unique "dance break" in the middle of the show. The band competes against the San Mateo High School Band during the Little Big Game.
Burlingame High School has a very strong drama program. Prior to the 2013-2014 school year, the school would put on two performances a year - a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, the school switched performance schedules and began to perform musicals in the spring and plays in the fall.
- Fall 2016 – Hello, Dolly!
- Fall 2015 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
- Fall 2014 – Once Upon a Mattress
- Fall 2013 – Curtains
- Spring 2013 – The Boy Friend
- Spring 2012 – Anything Goes"
- Spring 2011 — Broadway Rhythm
- Spring 2010 — She Loves Me
- Spring 2009 — Grease
- Spring 2008 — Into the Woods
- Spring 2007 — Working
- Spring 2006 — Cinderella
- Spring 2005 — A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
- Spring 2017 — Letters to Sala
- Spring 2016 — Mystery Weekend
- Spring 2015 — Radium Girls
- Spring 2014 — The Dining Room
- Fall 2012 — Wyrd Sisters
- Fall 2011 — Scapino
- Fall 2010 — Life in the Fast Lane
- Fall 2009 — A Cry of Players
- Fall 2008 — A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Fall 2007 — One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Fall 2006 — Inherit the Wind
- Fall 2005 — All In the Timing
- Dianna Agron, 2004 — actress in Glee
- Bill Amend, 1980 — cartoonist best known for FoxTrot
- Marc Benioff, 1982 — founder and CEO of Salesforce.com
- Grant Brisbee, 1994 — baseball writer
- Mary Crosby — actress, Dallas
- Nathaniel Crosby — golf player
- Ben Eastman – Olympic athlete, 1932 Summer Olympics; one of three Americans to hold the world record in both the 400 and 800 meters; voted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2006
- Scott Feldman — Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher
- Matthew Fondy, 2007 - professional soccer player for Chicago Fire
- Hannah Hart, 2004 — internet personality, best known for YouTube series My Drunk Kitchen
- Howie Hawkins – political activist
- Shirley Jackson — writer
- Adam Klein, 2009 — winner of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
- Anthony Neely, 2004 — Mandopop singer in Taiwan
- Jonathan "Butch" Norton, 1976 – former drummer with the band "Eels", session musician
- Brad Schreiber — writer
- Matt Sosnick — baseball agent featured in License to Deal
- Erik Van Dillen — U.S. Davis Cup tennis player, 1971–75
- Mark Walen — former NFL player
- Frances Dinglasan, ABC7News San Francisco
Scenes from the film Dangerous Minds were filmed on the campus of Burlingame High School in the spring of 1994.
- "School Profile 2011–12: Burlingame High School". California Department of Education. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- "Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2015–16: Burlingame High School". California Department of Education. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
- "Exhibits". Burlingame Historical Society. Retrieved January 12, 2007.
- San Bruno Herald, San Mateo Times
- "Burlingame dominates San Mateo, takes Paw for seventh straight year". Prep2Prep. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
- "America's Best High Schools 2013". Newsweek.
- "Best High Schools-2013". US News and World Report. Archived from the original on March 20, 2016.
- "America's Most Challenging High Schools-National Rankings 2013". The Washington Post.
- "SAT Report - 2014-15 District Level Scores". California Department of Education. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
- "2009 Base API School Report – Burlingame High". California Department of Education Assessment, Accountability and Awards Division.
- "2013 Growth API School Report – Burlingame High". California Department of Education Analysis, Measurement, & Accountability Reporting Division.
- "On The Record: Marc Benioff". San Francisco Chronicle. October 8, 2006. Retrieved January 13, 2007.
- Walsh, Adam (December 16, 2016). "Burlingame native wins ‘Survivor’: Adam Klein earns $1 million for defeating 19 others on popular reality TV show". San Mateo Daily Journal.