March 19, 2005
Burbank Unified School District overall: 751 -- 2004 API base 2004 statewide rank 2005 API target ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Walt Disney 779 7 780 Elementary Thomas Edison 789 8 790 Elementary Ralph Emerson 818 8 A Elementary Bret Harte 807 8 A Elementary Thomas Jefferson 837 9 A Elementary William McKinley 747 6 750 Elementary Joaquin Miller 787 7 788 Elementary ...
May 3, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Kindergarten registration for the 2000-2001 school year begins this week. To register, parents or guardians must show utility bills to establish residency and the child's birth record, written evidence of immunizations and tuberculosis screening. The registration times for Burbank's 11 public elementary schools are listed below. Bret Harte Elementary: beginning Thursday, register from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. daily.
January 23, 2002
Gary Moskowitz RANCHO DISTRICT -- It's the illumination of the imaginary light bulb that Heather Reichard sees above her students' heads when they understand a lesson that makes the local teacher love her job. Reichard, a second-year sixth-grade language arts/social studies teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, was one of about 50 first- and second-year teachers to recently attend a new teacher support meeting....
June 29, 2002
Molly Shore Burbank resident Eric Mischel did more than simply disagree with the court ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance's "under God" violates the Constitution's mandate to separate church and state. Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision Wednesday, but later put it on hold. After Goodwin's ruling, Mischel wrote to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer telling them that the Pledge of Allegiance has been an integral part of education, and should not be banned.
December 8, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Four more schools in the district will start getting face lifts this year. Joaquin Miller, Robert Louis Stevenson and Walt Disney elementary schools and John Muir Middle School are slated for a $22-million modernization and expansion project, some of which should be completed as early as fall 2002. Ali Kiafar, chief facilities and development superintendent, said the project will include the replacement of all utility lines, installation of air conditioning, addition of new windows, ceilings, office and library remodeling, new lights, flooring, media cabinets and new public announcement and fire alarm systems.
February 28, 2001
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- After spending Monday morning at Joaquin Miller Elementary School, Russian Minister of Education Vladimir M. Filippov said he's planning on using his newly gained knowledge of American schools in his country. During his eight-day tour of the United States, Filippov made a quick stop at Miller to view the American education system at work, specifically the school's Project Citizen. Project Citizen, which is also used in Russian schools, is an educational activity that teaches students about public policy by having them research issues affecting the community, as well as developing solutions to the problems.
October 2, 2009
BURBANK — The latest standardized test results released by state education officials Tuesday showed significant progress in narrowing the achievement gap between white and minority students in the Burbank Unified School District. Latino students gained 20 points on the Academic Performance Index, a vital state-mandated benchmark, compared with the year prior, according to the report. And while students with learning disabilities remained the lowest-scoring test takers, they gained almost 20 points to be proficient in English language arts and mathematics.
July 19, 2000
The California Department of Education released Stanford 9 scores for Burbank schools Monday. The standardized exam is given to students in grades 2-11 each spring. Students in grades 2-8 are tested in reading, math, language and spelling. Grades 9-11 are tested in reading, math, language, social science and science. The chart below contains subject scores by grade for each school in the district, with 50 set as the national average. Also listed are 1999 scores and the percentage change between the two years.