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Marietta, GA

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325 Manning Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30064

(770) 429-3144
(770) 429-3146
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February 06, 2015
"A.L. Burruss is the school for me." That is one of the lyrics in the school song. And it is very true. As a former Burruss Beaver myself back in the 1980's, I knew I wanted my children to have an amazing experience in elementary school like I did. We chose to move back to Marietta and send our kids to Burruss and have been so happy with that decision. I have 4 students (with an additional 2 Future Burruss Beavers at home) that have gone to Burruss. My children range from one in the gifted program, some middle of the road, and one is special education. Our experience with each of these different programs has been fabulous. They challenge the ones that need to be challenged and support the ones that need the extra support. They offer many after school activities including Odyssey of the Mind, Drama Club, Chorus, Lego/Robotics Club, Art classes and much more. The friendly staff and principal are available for any concerns that you may have. Our principal (who was a teacher back when I went through Burruss in the 1980's), knows each of the children by name. She goes the extra mile for students, parents, and staff. I am so happy with Burruss and know you will be too!

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February 05, 2015
A.L. Burruss a fantastic Marietta City School! The staff is excellent. Most of the teachers are gifted certified and very caring. I have 3 children who attend Burruss currently, and all are very happy, challenged and love school. Burruss is fortunate to have a great principal who cares, listens to parents and is very approachable. Burruss currently has applied for IB certification. I cannot say enough good things about our wonderful school!

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July 09, 2014
Excellent, above and beyond any expectations for learning, inspiring students, warmth and true caring for students by staff, feeling of belonging by my children, positive encouragement to participate in extracurricular activities. Honors Day graduation ceremony will blow you away when you see the percentage of students stand up for the All A & B award. We are blessed.

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March 18, 2014
I have a 2nd grader and a kindergartener at Burruss and we love it! great small school/ community feel. Principal knows all the kids by name. They do an awesome job addressing kids individual learning needs, both on the advanced end and kids who need extra help. There are so many extra programs/events organized by teachers and parents that it gives families opportunity to get involved and engage in their community.

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August 26, 2013
An absolutely great school. My son is excited to go to school. The staff is always pleasant and welcoming. Their use of modern technology is great. Fabulous!!!

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November 19, 2011
Our Son has been at AL Burruss for 3 years and absolutely loves it! All the teachers and staff are very dedicated, determined, and proactive in seeing their students succeed and flourish. Every school year is better than the last!

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April 17, 2009
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March 31, 2009
Buress is the best school in the city, Mrs. King and all of the faculty there are wonderful!!!

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February 18, 2009
Burruss is the best school my children have ever attended, including the private schools. My children have used a variety of services, both special ed and gifted. The teachers are wonderful. They really love their students. Mrs. King is the best principal I have ever worked with, as well. If a parent has a concern, they receive a timely personal call, and the issue is almost always settled by the end of the call.

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no rating November 27, 2007
We moved to GA from NY. We have been enrolled in Burruss for a month. Everyday at drop off (we are walkers) I walk away so satisfied and excited that we found such a great school. the school is warm and friendly the extra curriculars are amazing. I cant say enough about how I feel about this school its just great.

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July 30, 2007
Burruss is a great school. We moved from another school that I really liked and I was concerned about transferring my daughter to another good school. I was very satisfied with her 1st grade year there and I'm excited for her to attend 2nd grade this year and I'm excited for my youngest daughter to be starting kindergarten there this year. Highly recommended!

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July 31, 2006
I would like to commend the leadership at A.L. Burrus. The school has a structured environment.Students are individually encouraged to do thier best. There is an endless list of incentives the teachers give to foster a love for learning and discipline responsibility etc. My child was coming fromm a private school environment and i can say Barrus is as good if not better. My child as a new student was made to feel very welcome by Ms. Skinner and Mrs. Brutton's class which was abig deal, he fitted right in.

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July 20, 2006
We moved last year from Indiana in March, my 2 were in Kindergarten and 1st Grade. The teachers there did whatever they could to catch them up and make them feel welcomed. They used to dread going to school, but now since they are at Burrus, they love it. The diversity is great there (which was important to us). All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. Mrs. Farmer even sent postcards to my daughter throughout the summer to keep in touch. They are all wonderful there!

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July 15, 2005
As the guardian/parent of a 1st grader, Ms. Pleak continually impressed me with her diliegent efforts to improve my child's focus on reading, math, and other curriculum. Ms. Pleak is an angel as a 1st grade teacher.

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January 28, 2005
i have 3 children that attend buruss the programs are great they seem to take time out for each and every student . my 10 year old is in the 5th grade and there is so much for her to do i think it's great . the only thing i dislike about marietta city schools is the 8th graders don't have a graduation . and thats on the city school system as a whole not on burruss.

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January 25, 2005
As the parent of a 4th grader, who been at A L Burruss for 5 years, I am continually impressed with the level of teacher/staff involvement. The is accelerated reading, advance placement math, PE and a wonderful afterschool program.

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July 18, 2004
I was very impressed with Ms. Umphlett and her team teacher. They were both very concerned about my child's progress and kept me informed on a daily basis. My child enjoyed going to school every day.

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August 13, 2003
Quite simply, Burruss is one of the best elementary schools in Cobb County. We had children in Cheatham Hill and A.L Burruss and there was no comparison between the two (unless you prefer a high student population). Kudos to Burruss for maintaining an outstanding reputation year after year.

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Burruss Elementary School
325 Manning Rd SW, Marietta, GA  30064
(770) 429-3144
Last modified Burruss Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burruss Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top