Burbank Elementary Overview

Burbank Elementary Overview

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome! We are the pride of historic Barrio Logan. Our school offers neighborhood children a beautiful new school filled with the latest technology. Our students work hard to succeed. From their school, our students can see grand views of the downtown skyscrapers and the harbor beyond.

Our mission at Burbank Elementary is to have a quality school that engages all students in a rigorous and relevant learning environment that will hold all educational partners accountable for each student’s success. We hold high expectations for the students at Luther Burbank Elementary. We believe that our students will graduate with the skills, motivation, curiosity, and resilience to succeed in their choice of College and Career in order to lead and participate in the society of tomorrow because of the strong foundation they learned here.

Most of our students come from homes where Spanish is the primary language spoken. Burbank student body is currently 96% Hispanic, and approximately 70% percent of our students are Learning English as their second language. At Burbank, we know that language is at the very core of our students’ identity: it is how they relate to their past, their family, their culture and their upbringing.  We understand that it is important for our students to remain connected to their own culture even while they experience a new one. Because of this, we are proud to offer a Dual Language Immersion strand at our school. Our classrooms are rich in learning experiences focusing on English and Spanish language development in all curricular areas.

There is a strong sense of community at Burbank Elementary. Many of our students' parents and even grandparents have gone to Burbank. We provide a broad and challenging curriculum that aligns with the Common Core State Standards. All educational partners are committed to a vision of excellence.

We work with the community to ensure a safe and positive learning environment that promotes preparation, continuous improvement, and excellence! Opportunities for parent participation include Parent Workshops & Training Opportunities, English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), and School Site Council (SSC). Contact the main office to learn more of how YOU can be involved in our School Community.


Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank (1842-1926): Pioneer in botany who used Darwin's biological principals to develop more than 800 varieties of plants, including potatoes (Russet Potatoes), plums, peaches and the spineless cactus.

  • Built in 2007
  • Grades: UTK - 5th
  • Enrollment: 365
  • 3.5-acre campus
  • Attendance Area Boundary Map
  • Part of the San Diego (LMEC) Cluster Community of Schools
  • Programs Offered:
    • Dual Language Immersion Strand: Grades K - 5th
    • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (RTI & PBIS)
    • After School Tutoring
    • Restorative Practices
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching
    • Before/After School Care w/ YMCA Partner (PrimeTime)
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