Burlingame High School

Burlingame High School

name = Burlingame High School

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established = 1923
type = Public Secondary
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district = SMUHSD
grades = 9-12
principal = Andrew Bleich
faculty = Andrew Bleich
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colors = Scarlet & White
mascot = Panther
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location = 1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, California, USA
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website = [http://bhs.smuhsd.org/ http://bhs.smuhsd.org]

Burlingame High School is a public high school in Burlingame, California. It is part of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD).


In order to meet the growing population of students, the school was opened in December 1923, under the name of "San Mateo High School, Burlingame Branch". The school took in students from Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, and San Bruno. Cite web|url=http://www.burlingamehistorical.org/page186.htm|title=Exhibits|accessdate=2007-01-12|publisher=Burlingame Historical Society] Initial enrollment consisted of 350 students and 30 teachers. As a branch school of San Mateo High School, extracurricular organizations were shared between the schools. There was a single band, football team, and other athletic teams with student members from both schools. Within 10 years the enrollment of the school had increased to 494 boys and 474 girls, totalling 968 pupils, a figure close to the school's original design capacity. In 1927 the school name was officially changed to Burlingame High School.

Bing Crosby sent his three children from his marriage with Kathryn Grant to the school in the 1970s.

In the summer of 1980, the SMUHSD board decided it must close one of the district's seven schools, due to declining enrollment. Following public hearings, the board narrowed the choice to either Crestmoor High School or Burlingame High School. After further study and discussion, the board decided to close Crestmoor in the fall of 1980 and keep Burlingame open. ["San Bruno Herald", "San Mateo Times"]

The school's rivalry with San Mateo High culminates annually in a football matchup dubbed "The Little Big Game" patterned after the Big Game. San Mateo High School has been a major rival of Burlingame since the division of the Burlingame branch.


Burlingame High seeks to prepare its students through academic rigor and through the development of social citizenship. To this end the school has codified a number of core values which encourage a diverse learning environment which is tolerant, achievement oriented, encouraging, supportive, and ultimately enjoyable. The school seeks to foster an ethical, standards based program that fully engages the community, parents, faculty, and students. Cite web|url=http://www.smuhsd.k12.ca.us/bhs/bhsnew/schoolinfo_pages/about_bhs.htm|title=About BHS|accessdate=2007-01-12|publisher=SMUHSD]

Extracurricular activities

Burlingame High's Marching Band Band plays rock, pop, and funk songs at all home basketball and football games. The band presents its field show twice a year often with the unique "dance break" in the middle of the show.

Burlingame High School's newspaper, "The Burlingame B", covers school-related events, voices student opinion, and spotlights exceptional students and faculty. The monthly paper is the product of student writers, photographers, editors, and page designers of the journalism class. During the 2006-2007 school year, the Burlingame B was awarded 1st place by the Peninsula Press Club for Layout and Design. Alums of the newspaper include the writer Brad Schreiber.

Notable people

**Bill Amend, 1980 - Cartoonist best known for "FoxTrot".
**Grant Baciocco, 1992 - Creator of comedy band Throwing Toasters and the show The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
**Marc Benioff, 1982 - Founder and CEO of Salesforce.com. Cite web |url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/10/08/BUG2QLICVV1.DTL&type=business
title=On The Record: Marc Benioff
work=San Francisco Chronicle : 2006-Oct-08
**Harry Crosby
**Mary Crosby
**Nathaniel Crosby
**Scott Feldman, Texas Rangers Pitcher
**Lou Harrison - composer
**Shirley Jackson - writer
**Brian Maring - Australian Explorer, Chemist Fact|date=February 2008
**Brad Schreiber - writer
**Drew Shiller, 2005 - California State Athlete of the Year, current Stanford University point guard
**Matt Sosnick - baseball agent featured in License to Deal
**William Strauss, 1965 - Author and founder of The Cappies Program


Cheese It

ee also

*San Mateo County high schools

External links

* [http://www.smuhsd.k12.ca.us/bhs/bhs.htm Burlingame High School - official website]

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