John Burroughs Middle School (Los Angeles)
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|John Burroughs Middle School|
To Win Honorably, To Lose Gracefully, To Cooperate Generously, To Learn Respectfully
|600 S. McCadden Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
John Burroughs Middle School is a public middle school in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California. 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, 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).
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.
In popular culture
The school's front facade, interior and exterior has been a popular setting and filming location for films, television programs, and commercials. These include:
- Agent Cody Banks (2003)
- Bad Teacher (2011)
- Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
- Deep Impact (1998)
- The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
- Like Father Like Son (1987)
- The Meteor Man (1993)
- My Girl 2 (1994)
- Never Been Kissed (1999)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- Rebound (the outside of the school)
- Pleasantville (1998)
- Pretty in Pink (1986)
- Starsky & Hutch (2004)
- Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
- Teen Wolf (1985)
- Merry Anders, actress and model
- Gavin Arvizo, "The Accuser" in the 2005 child molestation trial involving pop icon Michael Jackson
- Tyra Banks, model and actress
- Smear (Cristian Gheorghiu), contemporary artist/painter, street artist
- James Ellroy, novelist
- Horace Hahn, actor.
- Casey Veggies, rapper, former member of Odd Future
- Mikhail Markhasev, murderer of Bill Cosby's son, Ennis
- Dustin Hoffman, actor
- Slash (Saul Hudson), musician
- Eric Mun, member of South Korea boy group Shinhwa
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- Burroughs Middle School History
- 2009 Growth API School Report - John Burroughs Middle
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- Mitchell, Susan K. (2008). Tyra Banks. Tyra Banks. p. 11. ISBN 0-836-88196-6.
- Gheorghiu, Cristian (July 5, 2012). "KCET interview". www.kcet.org. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
- Wroe, Nicholas (November 12, 2004). "Dark star of LA noir". theguardian.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
- Staff, Idyllwild Town Crier Online, Idyllwild Publications, Obituary Horace L. Hahn Jan. 31, 2003, Retrieved 14 March 2012
- Ahmed, Insanul (February 12, 2013). "Who Is Casey Veggies?". complex.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
- 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.