Sherman E. Burroughs High School

Sherman E. Burroughs High School is a public high school located in Ridgecrest, CA. Established in 1945, the school is located in the upper Mojave Desert and is adjacent to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. It derives its name from U.S. Navy officer Admiral Sherman E. Burroughs, who served as the first commanding officer of the base at China Lake (then known as the Naval Ordnance Test Station at China Lake). The school's mascot, the Burro, is taken from the animal which was imported to the area.

Burroughs was originally housed at what is now called Murray Middle School aboard the base, but moved to its current site in 1960.

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