Burrillville High School

Burrillville is located in the northwest corner of the State of Rhode Island. It is bound on the north by Massachusetts and on the west by Connecticut. Burrillville was incorporated in 1806. It originally was a manufacturing community with the textile industry being the dominant function. With the decline of the textile industry, the community evolved into a bedroom community for people working in Massachusetts, Connecticut and other parts of Rhode Island. In recent years the town has experienced a surge in population, reaching a total population of approximately 16,000. The new residents have brought new interests and ideas to the town, which is now influencing the town government.

Burrillville High School students are enrolled in 7 credits. The school is operating on a rotating schedule whereby 5 of the 7 classes meet daily in a “drop-2” format. The current enrollment of the high school is approximately 740 students.

Our state-approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offer a well-rounded education in five key areas - namely, Construction Management, Environmental Science, PLTW Engineering, Law & Public Safety and PLTW Biomedical Science. Students have the opportunity to work with industry leaders and gain first-hand knowledge in the fields of their choice - both in the classroom and in valuable work-based learning activities. College credits from local post-secondary schools are also available for many CTE courses. For more information, please visit our website at bhs.bsd-ri.net


All students must earn 22 credits to graduate. The required credits are listed below. Each class must graduate under Graduation by Proficiency by the completion of a Digital Portfolio, Individual Learning Plan and Comprehensive Course Assessments

English 4 Social Studies 3 Science 3 Physical Education 2

Math 4 Technology ½ Fine Art ½


Advanced placement courses are offered in English Language, English Literature, Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Modern European History, United States History, and Music Theory.


Courses are offered at four levels. The levels are un-weighted, college preparatory, honors, and college equivalent (AP and EEP). The Grade Span Expectations, which are curriculum standards, are the same for all levels. The difference between levels is reflected in the increase in rigor and the opportunity for enrichment. Duel enrollment indicates enrollment in an AP (where the test is taken) or EEP course.

Burrillville High School is designated as a concurrent enrollment partner of distinction with Rhode Island College.


Grades are reported as numeric grades from 50-100. U represents a grade below 50. M means that the student was absent from class and that the absences affected the grade. Z indicates a course taken for audit purposes only; no grade and no credit. For a very select number of courses, the student may receive a Passing (P) or Failing (F) grade designation.

The chart below is representative of the scale used to weight grades. Each numeric average from 100 to 65 has a weighted equivalent. All grades below 65 receive no credit.


100 4.0000 4.5000 5.0000

99 3.9620 4.4570 4.9520

90 3.6200 4/0700 4.5200

80 3.2400 3.6400 4.0400

70 2.8600 3.2100 3.5600

69 2.8220 3.1670 3.5120

68 2.7840 3.1240 3.4640

67 2.7460 3.0810 3.4160

66 2.7080 3.0380 3.3680

65 2.6700 2.9950 3.3200

64 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000

College Entrance Examination Board Tests

Total Number of students who took the SAT: 180

SAT I Mean Scores:


480 504

AP Score Summary: Percent of scores 3 or better for the Class of 2020

Biology: 61% Calculus AB: 92% Chemistry: 25% 100%

Comp Science: 50% English Lang/Comp:83% English Literature: 93%

Environmental Science: 50% European History: 78% Music Theory: 100%

Physics: 56% Psychology: 20% Statistics: 78%

U.S. History: 71%

Graduating Class of 2020

Class Size: 161 Females: 79 Males: 82

Attending 4-year Colleges: 69%

Attending 2-Year Colleges: 12%

Attending Post-Secondary/Technical School: 11%

Total Continuing Education: 92%

Employment: 2%

Military: 3%

Undecided: 3%

The Members of the Class of 2020

Have been accepted to the following schools

Anna Maria College

Assumption College

Bay Path University

Becker College

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bridgewater State University

Bryant University

Central Connecticut State University

Clarkson University

Community College of Rhode Island

Eastern Connecticut State University

Emerson College

Emmanuel College

Fordham University

Franklin Pierce University

Hamline University

Ithaca College

Johnson & Wales University

MA College of Pharmacy & Health Science

New England College

New England Institute of Technology

Nichols College

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

Norwich University

Plymouth State University

Providence College

Purdue University

Quinnipiac University

Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhode Island College

Rob Roy Academy

Roger Williams University

Sacred Heart University

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Salve Regina University

Springfield College

Stonehill College

Texas A&M University

Tufts University

University of Connecticut

University of Maine

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth

University of New England

University of New Hampshire

University of Rhode Island

University of Rochester

University of Tampa

University of Vermont

Western New England University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester State University