Students enrolled 401
School leader Dr Julia M Nelson

Contact this school

6875 Burroughs Ln
Theodore, AL 36582

School website
(251) 221-1077
(251) 221-1076
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Mary W Burroughs Elementary School address.

3 stars
Based on 5 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

January 18, 2010
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
This has been my children's first year at Burroughs. After several great years at another school, this has, in comparison, been a very frustrating year. The behavior exhibited by students during my visits was deplorable, and worse, it occurs with little to no interference by staff. My oldest son's grades and behavior have declined since attending Burroughs, due in large part to learning it from these other children. The principal, when not speaking to adults like one would a 4 year old, is rude. The neighborhood this school is located in is crime-ridden. The playground is unsafe and therefore, unused. They also have no indoor gym facilities. Some of the staff is very good, however, the school is highly undesireable, overall. As an individual who has worked in some the best and worst schools in Mobile County, I will make certain that this first year at Burroughs is my children's last.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 26, 2008
I wrote the first review and if you look at the ethnic back ground its a shame that bourroughs are not alloted all of the good stuff that surroundeing school has and it is all political that is why i took my child out of bouroughs because the state would not give them any indoor gym or nothing wander if it was race related i think so.i noticed that certain schools omitted certain ethnic and finacial backgrounds out of thier schools easily and Dr Nelson do not care about race or background and is the best principal and has the best school in Mobile county .

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
Over all first impression was very sad.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2006
I would love to say that this school has so many loving teachers and a Excellent principal that care about the parents and the children. If you show concern or not she will be there for your child like a rock and I tried one magnet school and It was a terrible experience. But with a principal like ours you can have a successful child. If your child is slow or gifted she will work with you to help your child. Thanks you Burroughs for everything and keep up the good work. You continuing to grow because it has a great leader like the DR. (the principal)

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2006
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Ratings help families find and compare schools. Families should also use other factors when choosing a school.


Nearby homes for sale

Last modified: May 02, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families. 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Mary W Burroughs Elementary School
6875 Burroughs Ln, Theodore, AL  36582
(251) 221-1077
Last modified Mary W Burroughs Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mary W Burroughs Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top