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Douglasville, GA
Students enrolled: 475

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8277 Connally Dr
Douglasville, GA 30134

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(770) 651-3500
(770) 920-4348
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
June 25, 2015
I see no real teaching - many days my child came home and when ask about his day or what kind of grades did he make ... the same statement nothing really matters except that I pass the "big" test ...

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
June 25, 2015
I feel teachers are just there to get a pay check - I see no real teaching. Have consider taking my child out to home school - think I could do a lot better job

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
June 25, 2015
My child was threatened by another student that he would hit and fight him at the end of school. It was reported and nothing was done until the child, on the last day of school, throw a punch and hit my child in the face. OH - suspension on the last day??? This is an overall bad school and needs to be closed

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2015
There is no care in teaching the student but just so they can pass the "big" test. After the "big" test, there is no teaching just play work until the end of school. I would like to see my child taught not for the "big" test but taught for the sake of teaching. Teachers unresponsive. Principal is really not worth the title she has. This school population is mostly black and no one really cares if it is a top notch school.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2015
My daughter just started this school and I hate it. My daughter never brings homework for math, reading or English. I have never seen a school that does not give out homework. I just moved and this district and where I came from students have homework everyday, but Friday. How do the parents know what is expected of their child if he or she never brings home work to do. The math teacher tells the students he does not care if they learn or not because he is getting paid one way or the other. That is a terrible thing to tell a child. I am running from this district as soon as I can. I feel sorry for these students. no wonder only 60 percent passed the standardized math test with a math teacher like this, I am not surprise. Math is repetitious, the more you do it the better you get. Student should have math homework, daily. This is sad and I feel sorry for these students because the parents have no clue to what it takes for their child to succeed in school as well as life.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
I have now left the school after trying to get a conference for months ..I have never seen this many incompetent people in one group. I dont know how they accomplished it. This school puts everything on the parent and child. They do not take responsibility. The children are not allowed to talk during lunch while this music plays for 15 min increments. I stood in the office with a crazy face and broke down to some lady that these children are not to be silenced because they dont feel like hearing loud noises. THEY ARE KIDS! My son learned nothing at this school. He failed in his classes simply because they do not know how to preaent curriculum. This is not a lack of parenting or interest but a lack of good organization, trust, pride and commitment. Sloppy is the best word. I contacted 4 people at this school by email telephone and in person. Still no call back. Who does that?

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2013
This school is located in the lowest socioeconomic and highest crime area in the district. I am a teacher at Burnett and am happy to say I am about to start my 5th year teaching at this school. When I first started at the school the behavior issues were exhausting but with new administration and proactive behavior management plans, we have made great improvement. The new administration also improved teacher effectiveness through professional learning and expert guidance and support which has lead to exciting increases in student academic achievement. Whenever there is an issue with behavior or academics, any student, teacher or parent at our school knows she/he has a support team ready to help. The staff at Burnett wants to make a difference in the lives of their students and their community, starting with a great education of intelligence plus character.

- submitted by a teacher

June 02, 2013
This school is a title I school located in a low socioeconomic area and it seems that student behavior is usually poor in schools that are located in these neighborhoods. I have been a substitute there many times and witnessed very good teaching while there. The teachers do have a caring spirit, but while there are students who do act appropriately, there are A LOT who DO NOT ! Many of these students do not listen, talk while the teacher is talking, lack respect for adults in authority, and disrupt instruction. It is quite difficult teaching students who are disruptive and in my opinion that is a HOME issue and not a school issue. parents need to do their job at home and quit blaming other people for their problems. Get involved at home first as well as your childs school so you can help fix the problems you see.

- submitted by a community member

April 21, 2013
My son has attended this school since the 2008-2009 year. I have loved the teachers and the communication for all the years he has been there except one but that doesn't reflect poorly on the school, I just wasn't excited about that one particular teacher. We have had some problems with bullying but the school has been handling it great with open communication, easy confidential and immediate reporting for my child, and vigilance. You are likely to find bullying in any school but I have to give this school props in the way they're handling it. Also, this school and I worked together to improve my son's academics. He went from being far behind grade level reading in his early years to being in the PC program this year and academically excelling.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2009
This is a title I school meaning, it serves a high population of free and reduced lunch students. It also is situated in a zone that serves students who are high transient students. The teachers are highly qualified most with advanced degrees, they teach with heart and truly care. Simply, the population that is served is just different, many students come from homelessness and instability, many others come from single parent homes etc. What happened in 2006 or so was the school was redistrict to serve a more underpriviledge area thus more behavior problems. There was a wave of these new students that disrupted the school atmosphere, many issues arose the school was not use to. Now in 2009 and forward that wave seems to have passed. Teachers had to be stern many times with no support from home. It's unfortunate for those were unhappy. It's also renovated brand new.

- submitted by a community member

November 13, 2008
This school is like a boot camp. This is my childs 1st yr at this school as we just moved to this area and it is hell compared to the other school. Everyday I get reports from my child about how all of the staff yells at the kids. There is a bad problem with bullying and cussing as well. Next year my child will go somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 07, 2008
I strongly agree with the last parent. My child started Burnett in 2nd grade and she is now in 4th. This school has issues. I am a very involved parent and it is frustrating to see lack of interest from the teachers concerning academics, behavior, etc. It seems more like boot-camp to me they way they talk to the kids. Her father and I decided she would attend a creative arts school where he lives to finish out elementary. When she returns for middle school, I hope to have moved to a better school district.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2008
We have had several issues with Burnett Elementary. We have addressed them with the teachers, vice principal, principal, and the board of education. We strongly believe that the focus at this school is not on academics. I have been a witness to several behavior issues in my son's classroom and on the scool bus. We have repeatedly asked for assistance for my son in core areas like reading and math, only to be told that he doesn't qualify. Our issues and complaints are never dealt with to our satisfaction. As involved parents we have not seen the high caliber of students referred to by the other commentator. We strongly urge all parents to visit the classrooms and become more involved. They would be very suprised.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2007
I am a teacher at Burnett Elementary School and I love it! I believe that we have a high caliber of students who come to school ready to succeed. We have a dedicated faculty who works very hard. Our parental involvement is top-notch. We also have administrators who do everything possible to educate the whole child, socially, emotionally, and academically.

- submitted by a teacher

May 03, 2006
This is a wonderful school. Parent teacher communication is great. We have not had any problems. My child loves being able to take music, art, and PE. Academically the school is great and the teachers have pushed my child to thrive above grade level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 06, 2005
I am not sure yet as to what is exactly goung on in this school. This is my son's first year their. Although, the level of parent involvement seems to be fairly good. I am still researching at this time.

- submitted by a parent

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Burnett Elementary School
8277 Connally Dr, Douglasville, GA  30134
(770) 651-3500
Last modified Burnett Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burnett Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top