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615 Brooker Road
Brandon, FL 33511

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(813) 744-8383
(813) 740-3623
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October 18, 2014
My daughter attended 6th and now 7th grade and is in advanced honors classes. 6th grade was great, but 7th grade has been a nightmare! Kids kissing on premises, cursing and the sexting is crazy our of control! I caught my daughter sexting and called the guidance councelor and she didnt seem to think it was a BIG deal! My daughter is 12! This is not normal. She didnt call the boy in the office or even offer to have a parent to parent meeting. I am transferring her out of this school as soon as I can.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2012
a great school i went there has great classes you learn a lot the saying not in our house!!

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2011
Okay school. I've only gone for a year and I don't like it. Rude people. We had 7th graders drinking in the car pool. Trust me, you won't like it in the long run. Not all teachers are the best, but there are some really good ones.

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2011
One of the Best Middle Schools in the country! High School level Academics, Caring Teachers and Staff, Outstanding Music Dept. especially the Orchestra.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Excellent middle school! I moved into the area to get my son away from McClane Middle School. I was partially nervous that all middle schools were the same, but Burns was great! Every teacher my son had has been very caring, they actually care about the students, not just their paycheck. My only warning would be about the PE department. If you have a child with any condition that can cut into PE time, there are a couple of PE teachers who will give your child a hard time. Be prepared to get involved and do NOT let him intimidate you.

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October 25, 2009
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September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
Hey I went totally awesome and the koolioest year ive ever had academic wise and behavior wise its unbelievable

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2009
Burns middle school is very good academically and especially the music department is great as well. My son feels at home. Thank you.

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April 18, 2009
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March 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 25, 2009
Amazing leadership from Brenda Nolte. Music program one of the best in America for middle school kids in a neighborhood school. The music teachers are heroes. My kids are about to graduate high school and their success began at Burn's. Superior academics with strong, traditional teaching in all subjects.

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January 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 09, 2007
awesome middle school and encouraging

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2007
I have two daughters attending this school and it's wonderful. So many children, especially pre-teens and teens are not taught to be respectful anymore. I appreciate the discipline that the principal and her staff enforce on the kids in this school. I expect the best from my girls because I know their potential and this school does as well. As a result, I have two straight students in gifted classes. Obviously something is paying off. It's been an 'A' rated school for the last 7 yrs and they definitely deserve it!!! If you have the opportunity to put your child in this school, jump on it!!

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August 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
Awesome School. Geat Principal. Principal can be seen all over the school involved in every activity the school has.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2007
This school is one that others should strive to be. Mrs. Nolte(principal)is wonderful with very high expectations and strict discipline which is needed at this age. Mrs. Nolte really cares and shows up for all after-school activities whether it be sports or music. The teachers are very caring and communicate well with the parents via an online website with grades. As with every school I have encountered the parent involvement could be better. I picked my home for the 'A' rated schools and I am not sorry. I love Burns and my daughter does also. They have great music programs, sports and clubs.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2007
I have had 2 children attend this school and I can't wait for my son to finish 8th grade this year. The discipline is harsh and unforgiving and the teachers appear to unaware of developmentally appropriate teaching methods for this age group. The expectation is that these middle school students act as mini-adults with no lapses in judgement. The AP's at this school are primarily responsible for discipline and are extremely quick to levy out-of-school suspensions for the smallest infractions. There is little communications with parents. The message is 'If your child acts out then it must be the parent's fault.' Both of my children are extremely bright gifted students that were in no way motivated to perform up to their potential at this school. If you are thinking of sending your child to this school I would encourage you to look elsewhere!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
Great School. Great leadership. Great teacher. One of the best in the county.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
I have had 2 of my children attend. Negative with Poor attendance communication. The principal tries to maintain the school, but ap's are impossible to deal with. I do understand the policy and the rules are there with purpose of their safety.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
I have had 2 children attend, one with a learning disability, and one in advanced classes. They both have struggled to get through this school. Principal tries to maintain the school, but AP's are impossible to deal with. I haven't met a teacher there that understood they are dealing with pre-pubescent teens that do not behave like preprogrammed robots.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2007
I attend Burns and Its a very nice school.I feel safe when Im there and the teachers are extremely understanding and helpful.The only thing I don't like is the choice of electives.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2006
Teachers are good.. But most of the students are very cliquey. I went there for my 6th 7th && 8th grade year.. Needless to say, Im glad that Im out. Lots of drama for everyone.

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September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2006
We recently moved to the distric and I am very pleased with BMS and their attention to the students. The school is organized, safe and firm with students that need behavior direction.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
My daughter attended Burns for her 8th grade year. Overall I was happy with the school.I do wish they had offered tutoring in math,since she was not doing well. They did offer Social Studies ,but never math.I would recommend this school.Just make sure you stay informed so you can help your child get the help they need.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
I've been totally impressed with Burns. My son will be entering 8th grade this coming year. The leadership at this school is by far the strongest and fairest I've ever encountered in my 12+ years dealing with public schools. The principal, Mrs. Brenda Nolte, is superb. She's geniunely interested in each and every student, as well as staff. My child feels safe and that alone helps to foster better opportunities to concentrate on learning. I look forward to my youngest attending this school, as well.

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May 21, 2005
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August 02, 2003
This school was a wonderful, fun, learning expirience that helped me develop as a student and more importantly a peron. The teachers are wonderful, I made friends with most of my teachers and was able to talk to them about anything even things, not related to school.

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Burns Middle School
615 Brooker Road, Brandon, FL  33511
(813) 744-8383
Last modified Burns Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burns Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top