School is back in session for Burbank Unified.
At Burroughs High School on Monday morning, teachers prepared to welcome roughly 2,650 students.
In the quad, where posters advertised the Back to School Picnic on Aug. 24 and the Sept. 15 talent show, hundreds of students huddled with friends and stood in line for their new class schedules.
With a coffee in hand, Principal John Paramo overlooked the students and said the morning, although hectic, was exciting.
“It’s a lot of energy,” he said. “It feels like energy when you’re at a concert.”
Across the district, enrollment this year was estimated at 15,400 students, keeping the population relatively flat, according to Student Services Director Tom Steele.
“We’re not really shrinking, which is good news,” he said.
Freshman Evelynn Diaz and Sabrina Khalkhogian were dressed in cheer uniforms, looking forward to their upcoming practices.
“We haven’t even started yet and I’m lost,” Diaz said.