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‘We Are Burlington’ a Profile of BPS Demographics

Superintendent of Burlington Public Schools Dr. Eric Conti recently reported to the School Committee on the annual ‘We Are Burlington’ profile which consists of statistics on the overall student body. This information goes out to all of the schools and is also shared with Town Administrator Paul Sagarino.

“It’s important for us to know the student’s that we’re serving, who they are and what they bring,” Conti continued. “The overarching message is that we have a very diverse student body. It’s just such a strength for us.”

Conti noted that 57 languages are spoken by Burlington students. After English the top five are Spanish, Portuguese, Gujarati, Hindi, and Arabic.

There is also a growing number of ELL (English Language Learners) students, for whom English is not their first language. About 10% of the BPS students were born outside the United States.

The district also educates 47 students who come from military families. That statistic was added to the profile a few years ago due the United States involvement in long term conflicts. The students with family members being called to duty are impacted by the deployments.

Overall BPS enrollment is down however Conti said that number does tend to climb as the school year progresses.

A complete look at the  ‘We Are Burlington’ profile can be found by Clicking Here.