Burncoat Senior High School

179 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Burncoat Senior High School serves 1,176 students in grades 9-12.
Burncoat Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,176 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Burncoat Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Burncoat Senior High School's student population of 1,176 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,176 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
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School Rankings

Burncoat Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Burncoat Senior High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1179 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
45%
23%
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Black
18%
10%
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White
28%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Graduation Rate
89%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Burncoat Senior High School's ranking?
Burncoat Senior High School is ranked #1179 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Burncoat Senior High School often compared to?
Burncoat Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Doherty Memorial High School, Worcester Technical High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Burncoat Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Burncoat Senior High School is 89%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend Burncoat Senior High School?
1,176 students attend Burncoat Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Burncoat Senior High School students are Hispanic, 28% of students are White, 18% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Burncoat Senior High School?
Burncoat Senior High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Burncoat Senior High School offer ?
Burncoat Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Burncoat Senior High School part of?
Burncoat Senior High School is part of Worcester School District.

School Reviews

5   10/14/2020
I love the school. It prepared me for college and helped me to get accepted into holy cross.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Maria
5   2/2/2007
BURNCOAT SENIOR HIGH,is a very good school with many diffrent programs to offer .With the many diffrent options that this school has to offer,now students have the advantage of finding there Intrest and completing there education.And also the strong suport of the Teachers,guidences councelors.That this school has.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Quizf

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,176 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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