Principal's Message

Dr. Thomas Crowther
  • On behalf of our dedicated and talented faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to Burbank High School and to the 2019-2020 school year!

    My name is Dr. Thomas Crowther and I have the honor to serve as Principal at BHS. I am humbled and excited to return to the campus and to the district, having served the last four years as principal at a middle school in nearby Glendale.

    Burbank Unified School District, and BHS specifically, are very special places. We collaborate with all stakeholders in assuring a campus culture and safe environment where every student thrives. BHS is a school community built on “PRIDE.” Students leave after four years ready to compete and contribute in a global society and they are:




    Determined &


    We have successful athletic programs, elite visual and performing arts programs, fun and worthwhile student clubs and organizations and high academic expectations that add to the student experience. I encourage all students and parents to be involved.

    Every student should participate in at least one art, activity or athletic team as there is abundant research to support the value this adds to the high school experience. Every parent should join our PTSA and seek other opportunities to connect with our campus.

    By high school, every student seeks the independence on the horizon with adulthood, however, it is a hectic and confusing time in one’s life. Students need us as the adults to work together in support of their efforts in and out of the classroom. We look forward to working with parents as partners in support of their student’s experience.

    Please note, this school year BHS also has weekly early release Mondays. Students with a traditional Period 1-6 schedule will be released at 1:44 p.m. This time allows our amazing staff to collaborate and to continue work related to high quality teaching and learning, positive behavior intervention and supports, intervention and inclusion opportunities. Teams of teachers work best together as they tackle our goals for the school and your student.

    Our school website and many social media platforms are great ways to learn more about the BHS experience. You will also receive a weekly call and email blast message, so please keep your contact information with our office staff current. I encourage you to follow me on Twitter, Dr. C @BHSBUSD, for frequent updates on all things BHS. Finally, you are invited to attended monthly coffee with the principal the first Wednesday of each month. Typically, these sessions are casual and informal conversations with me. On occasion, I will invite a special guest who is an expert in an area parents have inquired about. Please come as your schedules allow.

    Thank you for trusting us with your Bulldog. We look forward to an amazing school year.



    Thomas Crowther, Ed. D.

    Proud Principal, Burbank High School

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    Dr. Crowther is a husband, father and educator. He has lived in the Burbank community since 1986 and he attended BUSD schools. He is a former teacher, coach and administrator in BUSD. Most recently, he was the principal at Eleanor Joy Toll Middle School in Glendale. He is thrilled to be the new principal at Burbank High School, where he was previously an assistant principal from 2013-2015.