An Introduction to the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
opportunities for learning, personal growth and
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
School District is proud to be one of the top
performing school districts in the Greater Capital
Region of New York State.
Our five schools have achieved an
enviable record of pupil performance, staff
accountability, and program efficiency. These
accomplishments are a reflection of students who are
intelligent and willing to work hard, parents who
value education and push their children to excel,
and a community that demands outstanding schools.
These accomplishments are also a reflection of staff
who emphasize basic skills and work to improve
programs annually, yet recognize the need to work
within a limited budget.
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district is a place
85 - 90% of graduates go on to higher education each
The dropout rate is 1.5% or less each year.
Students achieve some of the highest average scores in
the region on state exams.
The Regents Diploma rate is one of the highest in the
region, and the majority of students go beyond state
Advanced Regents diploma requirements and pass even more
courses and exams to earn a BH-BL Merit Seal on their
Planning to improve programs and meet changing needs
takes place year-round.
Parents & residents are
involved in decision making at every level.
Programs are designed to
support all students, from those who
struggle to master the basics to those
heading for prestigious colleges.
Disciplinary codes are
clearly spelled out and consistently
A reputation for
excellence and stability consistently
attracts top job candidates.
A summary of the latest test
scores, graduation rates and other data in the
New York State School Report Cards can be found
State Education Department's website (Note:
BH-BL is listed under Saratoga County.)
An easier to understand, objective
source of school district data and comparisons for
our region is the annual analysis published by the
Capital District Business Review. In their
"Schools Report 2011" from June 2011,
BH-BL is ranked 5th out of 85 school districts in 11
counties on the basis of our graduation and state