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.
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 .
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)