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Burnt Hills is a historic postal village which, in 1870, contained 3 churches, a hotel, several stores and mechanic shops, and about 40 dwellings. It received its name from a tract that had been burnt over by the Indians for a deer pasture, before the country was settled by whites.*
There are several major streets in Burnt Hills and some of them are Kingsley Road, Lake Hill Road, Route 50, and Saratoga Road.*
Children who live in Burnt Hills attend Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District. Depending on where they live within the school district, they will attend one of the three elementary schools in the district. They areCharlton Heights Elementary School, Pashley Elementary School, andFrancis L. Stevens Elementary School. They will all attend O’Rourke Middle School. These kids then go to the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School.
The school district is highly ranked by bizjournals.com. It has been ranked at 5 the last two years and received a score of 97.95 out of a possible 100. It services grades k-12 and has an enrollment of about 3,250 students. The student demographics break down to 96% white, 1% African American, and 2% Asian or Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander. The class size averages about 22 students and the 2011-2012 annual budget was $54,769,942.
The high school has an amazing athletic program. Recently, the football team, known as the Spartans, became the 2012 State Champions, as did the girls volleyball team. You can click here to see what else the football team has been up to and here to see what the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake athletic department has been up to as well.
People who live in Burnt Hills probably love the area in which they live more than anybody else in the capital district. While the schools are fantastic and the area itself is very nice, it probably doesn’t hurt that Burnt Hills is situated in between some very active communities, such as Clifton Park and Saratoga. This keeps things fun and fresh for the people who live here, but also allows them to escape some of the business that these places can attract.
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*Child, Hamilton, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Saratoga County NY and Queensbury, Warren County, for 1871, The Journal Office, 1871, Syracuse. via livingplaces.com