Best Public Schools in Burlington, WA


The city of Burlington, Washington is home to 7 schools serving students from preschool through high school, all part of the Burlington-Edison School District, which is ranked 187 out of 249 school districts in the state. The district's schools include 4 elementary schools, 3 high schools, and no middle schools or alternative schools.

Among the standout schools in the district, Bay View Elementary has the highest performance on state assessments, with proficiency rates above the district and state averages in both English Language Arts and Math. The largest high school, Burlington-Edison High School, has a relatively high 4-year graduation rate of 86.4% and a lower dropout rate compared to the alternative high schools. The smallest school, Becc, has the lowest student-teacher ratio of 8.2, the best among all the schools.

However, the data also reveals stark differences in academic performance between the higher-performing schools and the lower-performing schools, such as Lucille Umbarger Elementary and West View Elementary, which struggle particularly in math. This suggests that students in the district may not be receiving an equitable education. Additionally, the alternative high schools, Burlington-Edison Alternative School and Open Doors, have much lower graduation rates and higher dropout rates compared to the traditional high school, highlighting the unique challenges these schools face.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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