The Burbank Bulldogs are a community of dedicated educators, supportive adults, and enthusiastic, talented learners. Our continuous improvement on federal and state measures is the result of our students’ increased knowledge and commitment to success. Our students participate in a rigorous academic program enriched with visual, performing, and folk arts opportunities. It’s a great day to be a Burbank Bulldog!
For the second year in a row, Burbank has received the California Businesses for Educational Excellence “Star School” Award for its progress in closing the achievement gap. The Burbank staff provides many opportunities for students to excel. The core program includes reading groups, iterature study, Thinking Maps, and a writing program to integrate reading and writing activities. Students in TK through 6th grade learn math through the Swun Math model which allows students not only to perform calculations, but also to think about, describe, and explain mathematical concepts within the Common Core Standards. Students who demonstrate achievement above grade level standards may be eligible to participate in thematic challenge projects and the GATE program. Students who need additional academic assistance are supported with a multi-tiered approach to intervention and individualized, small-group instruction from a certificated teacher. All students are encouraged to grow and excel at Burbank Elementary.
Burbank is a school in and of the community, and we pride ourselves on providing outstanding services for families and children. Burbank provides two after-school programs: EXTRA and Extended Day Program (EDP) with homework help, arts and crafts, and physical activity. Our dynamic PTA sponsors a number of family-friendly events each year such as the Halloween Tent-0-Treats and Haunted House, Parents’ Night Out, and a vibrant, culturally rich International Festival in the spring. The staff and PTA team up to provide a monthly Family Night for families to have fun and learn together.
ABC Adult School provides “Mommy and Me” Parent Education classes five days a week. Students can participate
in a wide variety of after-school enrichment classes throughout the year including dance, music, art, singing, gardening, and exercise and nutrition. Parents, students, and staff celebrate students’ outstanding citizenship and academic accomplishments every month at a school-wide awards assembly.
Our students explore their talents through the Visual, Performing, and Folk Arts Magnet program. Using our Fine Arts Center, the students practice and perform plays and musicals based on grade-level curriculum for students and parents. Students act, sing, dance, create props, and serve as stage hands for theatrical performances which take place each month. Students participate in visual arts classes taught by a professional art teacher in our school’s dedicated art studio. Our Howlers choir is an after-school choral group that performs an evening show every year. The student Music Express band performs several times a year. The award-winning Burbank Spirit Squad and all boys Dawg Squad perform every month for spirit day and participate in local and regional events throughout the year. Upper grade students can participate in student leadership by devoting service to the school and to the community through our student council program. All students have the opportunity to develop their talents as Burbank Bulldogs!