Burlington High School (Massachusetts)

Burlington High School
Burlington High School
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, Middlesex County, MA 01803
School type Public
Open enrollment[1]
Founded 1939
Opened 1973 (Current Facility)
School district Burlington Public Schools
Principal Mark Sullivan
Faculty 88
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1004
Color(s) Red and White         
Mascot Burlington Red Devils
Accreditation NEASC [2]
Average SAT scores 577 verbal
577 math
1154 total (2016-2017)[3]
Publication Collab (literary magazine)
Newspaper Devil’s Advocate
Yearbook Arrowhead
Feeder schools Marshall Simonds Middle School
Nobel laureates 1 (Roderick MacKinnon)
Expenditure per Student (School District) $16,643 (79 of 335 in MA) (2013) [4]
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 that is credited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[2]

Burlington High School Mission Statement is to prepare students for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship by offering a challenging, relevant curriculum and varied activities in a safe environment.[5] Burlington High was one of 30 schools in the state of Massachusetts named to the AP Honor Roll by the College Board in 2011 for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.[6]

Burlington High School is ranked #39 in the recently released 2015 Boston Magazine rankings [7] This is up from their ranking of #67 in 2014.[8] According to Boston Magazine, these rankings are based heavily on MCAS scores and schools are not contacted annually for updated data.[9]

Performing arts

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 sang 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, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arsenic and Old Lace, Almost, Maine, The Miracle Worker, Twelfth Night, and most recently, Fahrenheit 451. 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, Titanic in 2010, Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 2011, Kiss Me, Kate in 2012, Hairspray in 2013, Grease in 2014, The Music Man in 2015, Mary Poppins in 2016, and Peter Pan in 2017. Pippin will be performed in 2018.


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). The boys' soccer team won the 2015 middlesex league title as well, setting a new school record for best regular season record (14-1-3).

Available sports (by season) at Burlington High School:


Girls' Swimming
Boys' Football2006 Super Bowl Finalists
Boys' Soccer2015 Middlesex League Champions
Girls' Soccer
Field Hockey
Boys' Cross-Country2016 All State Qualifiers
Girls' Cross-Country
Cheerleading2011 State Champions
Golf2011 League Champions
Girls' Volleyball2016 State Finalists


Boys' Basketball2011 Division Semifinalists
Girls' Basketball2013 Middlesex League Champions
Boys' Hockey2013 & 2012 - Div 1. State Champions
Girls' Hockey
Boys' SwimmingParticipated in Division 2 State Championship Meet. Won 15th overall in the 200 Individual Medley.
Boys' Indoor Track2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 League Champions, 2017 State Relay Champions, 3rd at 2017 States
Girls' Indoor Track2014 Middlesex League Champions (first League Championship in history) and 2015 Middlesex League Champions
Wrestling2012 Two students in state finals, one state champion, 1983 New England Champions
Boys' Gymnastics2012 State Champions
Girls' Gymnastics


Baseball2012 - Northern Mass. Champions, State semifinalists
Softball2013 & 2011 - Eastern Mass. Champions, State finalists
Boys' Lacrosse2012 - Tournament Berth
Girls' Lacrosse2012 - Middlesex League Champions
Boys' Track & Field2016 + 2017 - ML Freedom Champions, State Relays Champions, State Champions
Girls' Track & FieldCasey Landry - State Champion: Triple Jump
Boys' Tennis'2011 - Division Semifinalists
Girls' Tennis2011 - Division Semifinalists

Notable alumni


Coordinates: 42°29′49″N 71°11′50″W / 42.497°N 71.1973°W / 42.497; -71.1973

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