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December 04, 2013


Burlingame Betty

Surprising that Aragon ranked higher thank Burlingame...

Been here forever

Always has. Ever since I can remember.


Before everyone gets too giddy about Aragon "beating" Burlingame High, remember that this is only one ranking according to Newsweeks criteria. In California everyone takes a standardized test (STAR), which results in an Academic Performance Index (API) score ranking every school in California. BHS has outranked Aragon for the past 2-3 years. Also when adjusting for demographics (looking at schools with similar demographic profiles), BHS also outranks Aragon. Same also applies for the intermediate and elementary schools in Burlingame, with the exception of Baywood elementary which always scores high.

Burlingame Betty

Locavore - thanks for the info - I do realize this is only one ranking and have known deep down that BHS is a great school - Having attended Aragon myself I am much more in favor of BHS (although it was a different time when I went to Aragon!).

Obviously with Burlingame being a smaller town and only having one middle school and high school, that in itself is an advantage - I just like to have various statistics at the ready for the "cocktail party" school talk -

I would welcome any other information -


Sorry to learn of the passing of Frank Firpo, beloved Burlingame High School teacher and coach of 39 years. Only 73 years old :(


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