John Burroughs Middle School (Los Angeles)

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John Burroughs Middle School
John Burroughs Middle School, Los Angeles.jpg
To Win Honorably, To Lose Gracefully, To Cooperate Generously, To Learn Respectfully
600 S. McCadden Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Type Public
Established 1924
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Principal Steve Martinez
Grades 6-8
Enrollment 2,300+
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Mascot Bears

John Burroughs Middle School is a public middle school in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California.[1][2] The school serves the Hancock Park, Koreatown, Mid-Wilshire and Windsor Square section of Los Angeles, California. Additionally, it serves portions of Park La Brea, Brookside,[3] and a small portion of the city of West Hollywood is zoned to Burroughs.

The school serves about 2,300 students in grades 6-8, and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Local District 3. It is a traditional year school that also offers a Magnet program and a School for Advanced Studies (SAS).


John Burroughs Junior High School was named in honor of John Burroughs and opened in 1924 to 400 students and 23 teachers.[4]

The Junior High in the school's name was replaced with Middle at the beginning of the 1994-1995 school year to coincide with the state's policy of placing 6th graders in middle schools and 9th graders in high school. This was part of an attempt to ease overcrowding at many elementary schools.

The school reached the 800 milestone during the 2008-2009 school year by scoring 811 on the Academic Performance Index (API). Then 897 in 2013.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The school's front facade, interior and exterior has been a popular setting and filming location for films, television programs, and commercials. These include:



Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact." John Burroughs Middle School. Retrieved on March 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Hancock Park's Boundaries." Hancock Park Homeowners Association. Retrieved on March 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Cohen, Allison B. (February 27, 2005). "A touch of magic in the city". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ Burroughs Middle School History
  5. ^ 2009 Growth API School Report - John Burroughs Middle
  6. ^ "Never Been Kissed (1999)". Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ Pennacchio, George (August 4, 2010). "L.A. Middle School Gets Disney Makeover". Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Weaver, Tom (2003). Double Feature Creature Attack: A Monster Merger of Two More Volumes of Classic Interviews. McFarland. p. 2. ISBN 0-786-48215-X. 
  9. ^ Elsworth, Catherine (March 15, 2005). "Teenager admits saying Jackson did not molest him - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  10. ^ Mitchell, Susan K. (2008). Tyra Banks. Tyra Banks. p. 11. ISBN 0-836-88196-6. 
  11. ^ Gheorghiu, Cristian (July 5, 2012). "KCET interview". Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ Wroe, Nicholas (November 12, 2004). "Dark star of LA noir". Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ Staff, Idyllwild Town Crier Online, Idyllwild Publications, Obituary Horace L. Hahn Jan. 31, 2003, Retrieved 14 March 2012
  14. ^ Ahmed, Insanul (February 12, 2013). "Who Is Casey Veggies?". Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ Ayres, Jr., B. Drummond (15 March 1997). "Suspect in Cosby Killing 'a Kid Really Hard Beyond His Years'". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 

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