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PK-8
Public district
Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 347
 

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1621 West Wabansia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 534-4090
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September 13, 2014
Burr is a gem of a school. There are very highly qualified and dedicated teachers. Several have their National Board Certification. The administration is accessible, connected to the classroom and has high expectations for all. There are many programs and activities offered to the students. Burr has a very tight knit community and a lot of parental involvement. Our family feels extremely lucky to be part of the Burr family.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2014
Burr is Great! The school has a fantastic principal, caring and successful teachers, and a large level of parental involvement. The school body is diverse and there are many extracurricular activities and fun school events. My husband and I are really happy our kids are at Burr!

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2014
Burr school is a warm and welcoming school,it has an awesome staff and they are dedicated to their students.The parents are extremely involved in their childrens learning and in helping Burr to be the best!

- submitted by a teacher

April 07, 2014
My children have gone to Burr school for the past 5 years, and we love it! They have thrived there and enjoy going to school there every day. The school is very good at differentiating teaching so that every child is challenged and differing needs are met. They also have great after school programs such as chess, dance, sports, art, japan club, and reading clubs. The teachers and administration are caring and communicative.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2014
Burr is a great school with an awesome staff. The Principal makes time for his staff and parents regarding any concerns they may have.You can tell when a person loves what they do and the children they teach.Five stars for Burr!

- submitted by a teacher

March 28, 2014
We have been at Burr for 4 years and have been very happy. Burr has an undeniable community of involvement! The parents and faculty are committed to the schools success which has taken leaps in the past several years. Along with a new principal, Burrs future is in great hands. Burr offers Japanese as part of the curriculum, and has offered small group teaching when neccessary. In my experience the administration has been very open to parents requests or concerns. We are currently fundraising for more Arts & technology improvements. We have 7 nationally board certified teachers. I truly cant say enough about our school. If you have any further questions feel free to attend one of our school tours on the 1st and 3rd thursday of each month, or message our "Friends of Burr" Facebook page."

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2014
This is my family's first year at Burr. Due to my child's teacher lack of being connected to the students, our experience has not been very welcoming. The teacher lacks compassion and positive communication to ALL students. Administration tries to include everyone however their is a separation of privilege for the parents who are in the "in crowd". On a positive note, there is a HUGE parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2014
Burr is an excellent school. The teachers are in constant communication on expectations and progress. The Principal and Asst Principal keep a strong community with staff, parents and volunteers. The amount of trust and loyalty witnessed between the students and teachers is amazing and truly speaks to the commitment that everyone has in continuing to build Burr to rise all the way to the top!

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2010
this school has come a long way since i attended. the classes are lovely, the teachers are adept and committed and easily accessible via email, phone, etc, the children all study Japanese and the curriculum has improved. their preschool program is excellent, i recommend this school and am glad my children are being educated there.

- submitted by a parent
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October 22, 2010
The school is a great learning enviroment for everyone students, parents and teachers!!

- submitted by a teacher

October 18, 2010
Burr school has a dedicated staff, diverse student population and parents all working together to help " Burr Bring Out The Best! "

- submitted by a community member
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October 17, 2010
they have some really caring and great teachers

- submitted by a community member

January 07, 2009
My son has been a student at Burr for three years. Two of them in the pre-k program with Mrs. Maley and now kindergarden with Ms. K. I have only had great experiences here. The teachers are very caring, dedicated and prepared. When my child started school he was a very shy child and I've seem him blosoom every year.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2008
I had my son in first grade last year with Mrs. B. Iam pleased to say that I was very happy with her way of teaching. She challanged my son, and was also caring and patient. I only wish all teachers would be as caring and have the patience to teach young children like she has.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2008
I would like to start by saying that,I'am very pleased with Miss.Knafelz excellent teaching skills.Wow! Who would of thought my son would walk out out of kindergarten reading.I trully dont have the words to express my deepest graditude for an amazing year,I can only say you are a lucky parent if your child gets to be in her classroom next fall.Thanks Miss. Knafelz from a trully happy parent,child

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2008
My daughter has been at Burr for two and a half years and I continue to think very highly of this great Chicago public school. There are many additional programs that enhance the regular curricullum, and the kindergarten teacher, Ms. Knafelz is very dedicated, creative and caring. My daughter has been consistently challenged, and the simple daily homework routine sets a high standard and promotes good discipline. Her reading, writing and math skills have steadily progressed. Hurrah for Burr!!

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2007
I would like to express how very pleased I am with the education my children receive, academically and beyond. My children have attended Burr since 2002. They've always been encouraged to go above and beyond. With the reforming of our PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) Parental involvement continues to grow. The teachers and staff are very welcoming and work with the families to help each child achieve their best grades and test scores. The principal, Ms. Scott, is highly educated and experienced and continues to take classes/courses to continue her education (which she also requires of her staff). She is a great leader and a wonderful example to her teachers of what an educator should be. I love that respect for teachers, peers, and the children themselves is a major part of their learning. I hope that you consider Burr for your child's educational needs. - Local School Council Chairperson

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2007
I would just like to say that Burr Elementary is a 'Great' school.The reason I say this is because it has a lot of programs that no other school around the district has to offer.My experience here with my child has been awesome!I could'nt be any happier with the staff,and to see how much they truly care about each every student here and for that I give the school an A+.I truly hope you get to meet this historic school that has so much to offer.Thanks Burr Staff from a very happy parent!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2007
My daughter is in the pre-K program at Burr and is really enjoying it. We are new to Chicago and were afraid we would not be able to find a pre-school for our daughter. We were very relieved when we found Burr. Mrs Maley is an excellent pre-K teacher and even though our daughter (who is quite shy) started part of the way through the year she had no trouble settling in.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2007
The teachers at Burr are some of the best as far as discipline and caring for the students go. My children have been in several different schools, and we are finally happy with Burr. We have gotten to know several of the teachers and we value their opinion and judgment very much, especially once the students get into the higher grades. The 5-8 grade teachers really know their stuff.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2007
I am a parent of 2 at this school and I have been with this school for many years. I have many bad experiences with the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2007
I am very impressed with the Pre-Kinder department. Mrs. Maley is a magnificent teacher, very dedicated and creative with her students. I am so glad that my husband and I decided to send our daughter to the Burr school's Pre-k!

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2007
Our experience at Burr has been wonderful. We are in the Pre-K program and Mrs. Maley is a wonderful, organized and caring teacher. She has great ideas and leads a great classroom and our daughter has really grown. I agree with the parent below, I wish other Bucktown families would come and see the great things at Burr. We have lot of great things going on and with increased parent involvement, Burr can be even stronger. I am still learning about the upper grades but the lower grades are great, the students are well behaved and we are extremely pleased to be a part of Burr!

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2007
I am very impressed with Burr School. They have an excellent principal and faculty. Everyone honestly cares about the students and their success. They have a Japanese program for the students which is an excellent addition to their regular curriculum, and I can see how students are truly benefiting from it. The Burr School community has always been very welcoming to families from all over the Chicago area. I live further South of the school and am happy to send my child there because it is worth the education and opportunity. It is great to start your child out in the pre-K program, but even up through 8th grade, the teachers work hard to help their students succeed. The 8th grade teacher has done an amazing job to continuously push her students to do their best. Their test scores and high school acceptance proves it. Great job Ms. Chandler! -Happy Parent

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2006
I am very impressed with the Pre-K program at Burr school. My daughter has learned so much from the curriculum and is now able to count and sing in Japanese! Great mix of free play, organized play and lesson plans. Ms. Maley is a strong and organized teacher, and Mr. Herrerra works hard as the teacher's aide. I give the Pre-K program a major thumbs up. Good emphasis on letters, sounds, phonics and numbers, children are involved in special projects, instruction of the Japanese language, and a drama organization comes in for occasional lessons! My daughter is high energy and very social and has responded so well to the many things that the Burr Pre-K is introducing to her.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2005
My daughter went to here for 6th grade. My daugjter has never had to go to summer school until her 6th grade at Burr. The kids aren't very discplined in the school and nobody is doing nothing about it.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2004
I had my son for first grade this past year. Unfortunatly it was a pretty bad experience as well. It's seems that teacher need to be taken back to the university and trained them more with how to work with very active kids. These teacher need to be more 'out there' for these kids. My son completly closed himself of any interest in school and I blame these teachers and principles!

- submitted by a parent

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Burr Elementary School
1621 West Wabansia Avenue, Chicago, IL  60622
(773) 534-4090
Last modified Burr Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burr Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top