Burrillville High School

– at a glance –

The mission of Burrillville High School is to create an engaging, positive, and challenging environment that empowers all students to become knowledgeable and proficient in the use of 21st century skills, and become citizens who are lifelong learners and productive members of society.

We measure our students’ successes by more than numbers. But we’re pretty proud of the way our numbers stack up, too. Here’s a snapshot of the various paths we help our students get on.


Burrillville High School’s Class of 2019 had a graduation rate of 92 percent.

Graduates of the Class of 2018 were accepted into 51 of the nation’s best colleges, universities, and schools


80 percent of BHS Class of 2018 graduates went on to continue their education in college, post-secondary, or technical schools


7 percent of BHS Class of 2018 graduates entered the workforce and 6 percent of went on to serve in the U.S. military

In 2018, BHS had 8 All-State athletes and 4 championship-winning sports teams

BHS offers 64 clubs, student organizations, and interscholastic athletics teams for students to participate in

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a tuition cost for students who are Burrillville residents, or out-of-district students?

No, there is no tuition cost to the individual family for an eligible student to attend the BHS CTE Pathway Programs.

Can I enroll in more than one CTE program at once?

Yes, students may enroll in as many CTE programs as they would like, so long as they are able to complete all graduation requirements within their schedules.

Can I transfer to BHS from another school outside of Burrillville?

Yes. Students from any school district in Rhode Island are encouraged to apply to become a BHS CTE pupil. See the requirements to apply here.

Is there a deadline to apply for CTE programs?

Please apply by May 1 to be considered for admission for the following academic year.

Is transportation provided for out-of-district students?

Transportation is provided for students in North Smithfield, Cumberland, and Woonsocket. Students from other districts must arrange their own transportation. In accordance with R.I. General Law, transportation to these programs will be provided by the sending districts in the Region 5 Transportation Zone (North Smithfield, Woonsocket, and Cumberland).

If I am an out-of-district student, can I participate in BHS clubs, sports, and activities?

Yes. Out-of-district students are eligible to participate in all BHS clubs, sports, and activities.

What happens if spots are full for out-of-district students?

In cases where the number of qualified out-of-district applicants exceeds available space, a lottery will be held to select among those students who meet the entrance criteria. The general admission criteria may be relaxed, or the specific criteria may be relaxed in a specific program if there are unfilled seats in the program and the high school provides appropriate support in literacy and mathematics consistent with the student’s personalized learning plan.

In cases where the number of students whose scores are below the general admission criteria exceeds the space available, a lottery shall be used to select from among those interested students who have completed the application process as outlined above. A program waiting list will be established for those students not selected.

Can I apply for a CTE program spot senior year?

Yes, students may apply for a spot in any CTE program senior year, so long as they have all the necessary qualifications and meet graduation requirements, and are able to fit all needed courses into their schedules.

What kind of certifications, degrees, or college credits can I obtain in BHS CTE programs?

Students in the Construction Management program can obtain the OSHA10 safety certification. Students in the Project Lead the Way Engineering program can earn college credits.

How do these programs differ from a non-CTE education at BHS?

These programs allow students to take all core high school classes and participate in all the same clubs, sports, and activities, while gaining first-hand knowledge in their areas of interest (construction, engineering, environmental science) and directly experiencing these careers through internships, working with industry partners, and a focused program of studies.

Non-discrimination Policy

The Burrillville School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities which it operates and is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner. In addition, no child shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public schools on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability.

Gain real-world experience in high school.

College and career opportunities begin with Burrillville High School’s CTE Pathways.