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Mary W Burroughs Elementary School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 10, 2007

Over all first impression was very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White60%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education25%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female90%
Male69%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White58%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education40%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students69%
Female63%
Male75%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education20%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 64% 34%
White 31% 58%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Julia M Nelson
Fax number
  • (251) 221-1076

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6875 Burroughs Ln
Theodore, AL 36582
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Phone: (251) 221-1077

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