June 28, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Trading summer vacation for more time in the classroom may not be the holiday of choice for most Burbank students, but that's exactly how many will be spending their time. After a one-week break, more than 3,000 Burbank students returned for summer school this week. About 670 students showed up Monday at David Starr Jordan Middle School, where the district middle school summer session is being held this year. Students were not the only ones less than thrilled with the prospect of more time at school.
March 24, 2004
Finding out who's the best in the city There will be a large group of youngsters running and jumping around at Burroughs High on Saturday. But the boys and girls will be scampering about for a purpose -- to find out who are the best middle school track and field athletes in the city Athletes will be taking in the annual All-City Track Meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. between the three local schools, John Muir, Jordan and Luther Burbank. The meet used to be a local tradition until it fell on hard times and was not run for almost 15 years.
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 22, 2000
Joyce Rudolph The Woman's Club of Burbank honored 12 Good Citizenship award recipients from the city's three public middle schools at a luncheon meeting at Genio's Restaurant. Recognized from David Starr Jordan were Elizabeth Alcaraz, Benjamin Baker and Corina Cardenas, all sixth-graders; Adriana Santos, a seventh-grader; and Hai Dao, an eighth-grader, who has received the honor for three consecutive years. From John Muir the good citizens were Louren Rowsey, a sixth-grader; Joanna Lee and Tanner Bennett, both seventh-graders; and eighth-grader Lernik Honarchian.
August 4, 2004
Mark R. Madler When classes resume next month at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and two of the district's middle schools, students will see several new faces in the principals' offices. Naming a new principal at Roosevelt and reinstating assistant principal positions at Luther Burbank and David Starr Jordan middle schools will be among the appointments Burbank Unified school board members are scheduled to make. The board will meet in closed session at 3 p.m. Thursday at Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. The public session begins at 6 p.m. School board members will also consider hiring an assistant principal for guidance at John Burroughs High School, and a director of curriculum, instruction and assessment and a director of operations and maintenance for the school district.
October 15, 2005
service clubsWhat better way to view peace than through the eyes of a child? Once again, the Burbank Noon Lions Club is seeking to reinforce the importance of peace by allowing Burbank students between 11 and 13 to express their feelings in the 18th annual International Peace Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Peace without Borders" and youth are encouraged to express their views on what peace means to them. For the past nine years, the club has sponsored the local middle schools and the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank for this competition, which is organized by the Lions Clubs International.
January 22, 2003
Jeff Tully In their first three Foothill League matches this season, the Burbank and Burroughs high boys' soccer teams have had trouble scoring goals. Coming into Tuesday's cross-town rivalry match at Luther Burbank Middle School, the Indians and Bulldogs had tallied just one goal between them -- while giving up 18 -- in league play. However, that changed in the first 30 minutes of their contest, as the teams combined for three goals in Burroughs' 2-1 victory.
January 31, 2014
Burbank Unified school district is falling in line with a growing state trend that has seen student suspensions decline over the past school year compared to the year prior, according to data released this week by state officials. There were 246 fewer suspensions in Burbank schools in 2012-13 compared to 2011-12, the most recent years for which extensive data is available. While there were 948 suspensions across Burbank Unified in 2012-13, there were 1,194 the year before. There were also five fewer expulsions during the last academic year, compared to the year prior when there were 16. Statewide, expulsions decreased by about 12% from more than 9,700 in 2011-12 to about 8,500 in 2012-13.