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Welcome to Burton!

A View From The Top

Home Of The Burtonians

400 Mansell Street
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 469-4550
Fax: (415) 239-5221

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Burton's Dream
Our Burton Team has a variety of Sports, Clubs, and Academies.
We want everyone that comes here to feel comfy and welcome. Burton wishes to help everyone accomplish their dream.
We, Phillip & Sala Burton, want every person here to succeed and set life changing goals.

Burton's Diversity

Today Burton has a multicultural, multi-enthnic and multi-racial student body

Grade
Afr. Am.
Chinese
Filipino
Japan.
Korean
Latino
Nat. Am.
Non-White
Other White
Total
09
39
74
46
-
-
59
3
43
6
270
%
12.1%
27.3%
22.1%
0.1%
0.2%
21.5%
0.4%
14.6%
1.5%
100%

Grade
Afr. Am.
Chinese
Filipino
Japan.
Korean
Latino
Nat. Am.
Non-White
Other White
Total
10
35
73
62
-
1
65
1
48
6
291
%
12.1%
27.3%
22.1%
0.1%
0.2%
21.5%
0.4%
14.6%
1.5%
100%

Grade
Afr. Am.
Chinese
Filipino
Japan.
Korean
Latino
Nat. Am.
Non-White
Other White
Total
11
20
58
40
-
-
38
-
2
158
%
12.1%
27.3%
22.1%
0.1%
0.2%
21.6%
0.4%
14.6%
1.5%
100%

Grade
Afr. Am.
Chinese
Filipino
Japan.
Korean
Latino
Nat. Am.
Non-White
Other White
Total
12
26
47
56
1
1
36
-
22
2
191
%
12.1%
27.3%
22.1%
0.1%
0.2%
21.6%
0.4%
14.6%
1.5%
100%

Totals
112
252
204
1
2
198
4
135
14
922
%
12.1%
27.3%
22.1%
0.1%
0.2%
21.6%
0.4%
14.6%

1.5%

100%

Who We Are

Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School was established in 1984 as a result of a Consent Decree between the City of San Francisco and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Although it opened its doors in the Silver Terrace neighborhood, today it is located at 400 Mansell Avenue, in the Southeastern corner of San Francisco. Our school was named after Phillip Burton, a member of the California Assembly from 1957 - 1964 and a U.S. Representative of California from 1964 - 1983. As a democrat, Phillip Burton championed the civil rights of others. Mr. Burton also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and was a delegate to Democratic National Convention from California in 1968.

The quality of instruction and leadership at Burton can best be evaluated by the product we send to the colleges and universities of this nation. Each year, 75% of the graduating class enrolls in colleges and universities. We have students attending the following schools of higher learning: Columbia University, New York University, Penn State, M.I.T., University of California Berkeley, Fisk University, Spelman College and Dillard University. Our students compete, maintain their placements, and graduate.

Burton's Vision

Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School promotes a nurturing, equitable school culture committed to high- level academic achievement for all students. Our student-centered learning communities engage students in rigorous, inquiry-based learning while also building personal relationships that support students in their pursuits. Burton graduates are creative and critical thinkers who use the foundations of the core curriculum and their commitment to social justice to make positive contributions to society. Our school serves as a model for institutions everywhere; and our graduates are recruited by colleges and businesses that recognize them as leaders

Burton's Expectations

Expected Student Learning Results

  • Every student will meet or exceed academic standards in all subject areas and will be able to apply the knowledge and skills learned.
    • Meet subject area benchmarks.
    • Perform at or above proficiency on standardized testing.
    • Create interdisciplinary projects and master authentic assessments that utilize skills and knowledge from all courses
    • Utilize technology as a tool in all areas of curriculum.
  • Every student will think creatively and critically to solve problems.
    • Ask effective questions that lead to finding resources and solutions to personal and academic challenges.
    • Gather, organize, and interpret information from a variety of sources.
    • Formulate recommendations based on logical reasoning.
  • Every student will be able to communicate effectively.
    • Communicates succinctly, clearly, thoughtfully and confidently for the appropriate audience.
    • Write a logical, coherent essay that clearly fulfills its purpose.
    • Summarize others’ with proper citation.
    • Recognize bias.

  • Every student will exhibit qualities of responsible democratic participation.
    • Collaborate effectively with others.
    • Take responsibility for actions, showing respect to people of different cultures, property and community.
    • Participate in civic, democratic, and leadership activities.
    • Advocate for equity and social justice.
    • Be aware of their constitutional and inalienable rights.

  • Every student will maintain physical and mental health.
    • Pass the fitness test.
    • Make healthy choices.
    • Make connections between education and physical and mental health.
    • Exercise personal safety.
    • Maintain appropriate hygiene, proper nutrition, and physical fitness.