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Burnett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 475 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted August 4, 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


Posted June 2, 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.


Posted 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


Posted August 6, 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.


Posted 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


Posted February 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted October 1, 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


Posted May 3, 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


Posted October 6, 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


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.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 74% 37%
White 12% 44%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr. Marissa Ogando
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8277 Connally Dr
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