BHS named one of the “50 Smartest Public High Schools in Massachuestts”

Congratulations to the administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents of Burlington High School. Clearly Boston Magazine is catching on to what is already well known in Burlington. I am copying a letter that Principal Patrick Larkin sent out to his faculty because I think it reflects why BHS is such a special place.

Good Afternoon,

I just wanted to make you aware of the fact that Boston Magazine’s September issue ranks Burlington #19 in its annual article on the best public high schools. I have added a link to the rankings page which explains the data utilized for this rating. It is certainly something that you should all be proud of for efforts both past and present and it certainly says a great deal about the generous financial support that the our school receives from the Town of Burlington.

I look forward to sharing my insights as we move forward. More importantly, I look forward to hearing your feedback about this report. It is certainly essential that we look at any and all indicators that outside evaluators would use to rank our school. However, it is equally important that we continue to establish indicators that will allow us to regularly evaluate ourselves internally. (This is where your continued feedback is critical).

Thanks again for all of your efforts on behalf of the student of BHS!

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/best_high_school_chart

Patrick Larkin

Principal, Burlington High School

(781) 270-1836

A related article appeared in the Burlington Times Union.

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