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Burlington, New Jersey
Burlington County
Burlington City Public School District
Burlington City High School is a public school located in Burlington, New Jersey with 658 students in grades 7-12.
Highlights
1 of only 3 schools in NJ to earn the P-TECH Dual Enrollment Grant. The 1st group of students started in 9/2019 as part of the P-TECH Academy. The P-TECH Academy is a partnership between BCHS, Rowan
The Blue Devil Marching Band are three time Defending National Group One Open Class Champions!; Marching Band and Jazz Choir were invited to perform in Disney World.
Academic Awards Program-An Academic Awards Program is held yearly for approx 250 students; Sports Banquet honors athletes by hosting a dinner and awards ceremony three times a year.
Awards

BCHS extends the learning experience to initiatives that shape career and civic skills. Thousands of dollars have been awarded to the school to promote creativity and research in STEM related fields. Students campaigned to impact legislation for the “25 Saves Lives” traffic initiative and Governor Murphy signed Antwan's Law on January 31, 2019, compete in the FIRST Robotics arena and have a nationally recognized Music program in marching band, jazz band, and choir.

Location
100 Blue Devil Way
Burlington, NJ 08016
Contact
Principal: Mr. James Flynn
609-387-5800
jflynn@burlington-nj.net
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Grades
7-12
White 31%
Black 51%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 14%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
658
students
Female 49.7%
Male 50.3%
Economically disadvantaged students 52%
Students with disabilities 23%
English learners 4%
Homeless students 3%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
110
Grade Percent of total students Students
7th Grade 16%
103
8th Grade 15%
97
9th Grade 18%
119
10th Grade 18%
121
11th Grade 17%
113
12th Grade 16%
105
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English & language arts proficiency
39%
of students

Math proficiency
21%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
5.2
Incidents per year
Violence 13
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 18
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 34
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
63%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 32%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 20%
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English 90.0%
Spanish 4.6%
Other 2.3%
Portuguese 2.1%
Turkish 1.1%
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Learn more about Burlington City High School.

Mission

We inspire, nurture, support, prepare and challenge all to achieve personal and academic excellence, to become life-long learners, and to be responsible, respectful, and engaged partners in the global community. Vision Statement – City of Burlington Public School District – We are Partners, Responsible, Outstanding, United, Dedicated.

Academics

The curriculum offered at BCHS represented a comprehensive selection of courses to meet the needs and goals of each student. Honors and AP courses are offered in Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, English 9, 10, 11 & 12, World Language, Art, Government & Politics, and US History. Our business education courses help students develop skills and techniques to forge successful career pathways. Students can also earn college credit through Rutgers University in Medical Math and Dynamics of Health in Society.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Coed), Field Hockey (Girls), Football (Coed), Lacrosse (Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Coed)

Clubs

BCHS is a Renaissance School and continually strives to improve the culture and climate of the school community through regular recognition of students and staff. The school has many activities in which students can participate, such as Consumer Bowl, Science Bowl, DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, JROTC, and FIRST Robotics, as well as numerous sports team.

Programs

BCHS offers a Math Academy and a Science Academy after school. Students are afforded the opportunity to work with certificated teachers to pursue excellence in math and science. They receive support with the fundamentals of math and science, real-world applications, computer-based practice, lab reports, and assessment preparation.

Teachers

Professional learning opportunities are provided for the entire school district through in-services, Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in Mathematical Problem Solving, Best Practices, and Science, as well as in faculty meetings. Teachers collaborate on topics regarding data, attendance, instructional strategies, classroom management, resources, and differentiation. Administrators meet for Superintendent’s Council, Administrative Council, and through school improvement committees.

Post high school

Several of the students at BCHS are recipients of a four-year scholarship from the Give Something Back Foundation, an organization that partners with universities to combine resources and expertise to give students a chance at a college degree and receive a scholarship for tuition, fees, room and board. Graduating seniors enter 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities, serve in the military or enter the workplace. Many students receive scholarships, financial aid, as well as sign with universities to play sports.

Supports

Supports and services are in place to aid students struggling in their learning based academics, language, or special needs. An Intervention and Referral Services Team is present in each school building to provide academic and behavioral assistance. Focused support personnel supplement instruction during the school day, as well as in various extended day and school year programs. BCHS also has full access to the District Child Study team for evaluations and academic and behavioral support and interventions.

Health

BCHS programs and activities are offered to promote the health and wellness of students. Nutri-Serve Food Management, physical education department activities, sport team activities, SMART Lunch activities, and the JROTC program which promotes basic training and battalion group activities are available for all students. Breakfast and lunch programs meet nutritional guidelines and also include a before school breakfast program.

Parents

BCHS continues to develop a number of key community partnerships to inform and engage the public. The City Pride Partnership district initiative involves the business community, local government officials and staff to foster programs and mentorship for students and schools. A holiday dinner is held annually for the local senior citizens and alumni to provide service opportunities for the student body. Two events are held in the district, the Back to School Boardwalk Bash and the Family Fun Night, and involve students, staff, and community leaders providing donations and volunteers for family oriented activities.

Facilities

Burlington City High School was built in 1956. In 1967 and again between the years of 2004-2009 additions to the building were added. Highlights of our high school are the State of the Art Media Center and our beautiful STEM Lab.

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BCHS continues to provide students the resources to be successful in school and beyond. Over the past three years the school has implemented and expanded a 1-to-1 initiative. All seniors and juniors are provided a devise (lap top computers) to use at school and home. In addition, students and staff have been provided professional development to ensure the success of the program. This program has been enhanced with the incorporation of Google Apps. In the 2017/2018 school year BCHS won a competitive grant awarding them $20,000 to implement a science and technology initiative. This grant was awarded by the Dow Bristol Complex Community Advisory Committee (CAC). BCHS is proud of the leadership of our students. Students led the “25 Saves Lives Campaign” in response to the tragic death of their classmate. The students conducted rallies in front of the high school along Route 130 and asked motorists to slow down. Their voices were heard by our State Senator, Troy Singleton, the Burlington City Police Department, the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, and the NJ Department of Transportation. Our students testified with Assemblywoman Carol Murphy in front of the Senate Transportation Committee. Our students collaborated with consultants of the Department of Transportation to help them plan for improvements in student pedestrian safety along Route 130 in Burlington City. Our students learned valuable life lessons about the impact they can have in making their community a safer place for all pedestrians.

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