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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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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
June 09, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
May 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
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 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burnett Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top