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K-8
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Burton, MI
Students enrolled: 642
Before care: No
After care: No

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4171 East Atherton Road
Burton, MI 48519

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(810) 744-2300
(810) 744-2400
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September 15, 2014
Participated in the car show at this school. Was very impressed with the staff and community involvement. Student enrollment and school tours were taking place during the event and everything was well organized. Have referred families and they are very pleased.

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2014
My daughter started this year and she loves the school and the staff. Her teacher is nice and the administrators have been very accessible. The principal stands at the front door every morning saying hello and they had a coffee with her last week for the parents. I love the school!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
This school is great! I know a few of the staff members and I know that they strive for academic success for all their students. Considering the influx of students coming from public schools that have closed in this area I believe this school has become a pillar in a somewhat hopeless area. The principal spends countless hours trying to make sure the school and it's students reach their full potential. I support them 1,000%!!!!

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2014
Burton Glen Charter Academy the staff that I have met has been excited about teaching and working in the area. The principal and staff gives motivation to the students. The students are important they are being motivated to succeed.

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2014
They dont teach the things that kids need to know. You will find out that your child is at a 4th grade level when they was on the honor roll at Burton glen all year for 7th grade. The principle will tell you different things in the same day if she dont know you that it was you she talked to earlier. And when she finds out she tries to say it was your mistake.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
Burton Glen used to be a fabulous school. Our children attended for many years, but last year will be our last. Frequent leadership changes over the past years however, have led Burton Glen into a situation where the school has become a haven for dysfunction, and gross misbehavior of students and some staff members. The school has suffered under a string of principals that do not possess the necessary skills to keep the school running as it should. The principal should realize that parents talk, so if she tells one parent one thing, and another parent another, that she is looked at as being not credible to put it nicely. I do feel that many of the teachers really care, but are limited in what they can do because of the principal and other misbehaving students.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2014
Watch this school closely! Burton Glenn tries very hard to "keep up appearances", and to look good on paper, but in reality your student will probably leave this school hopelessly behind when trying to transition to another school. Report cards look great, but the school tries to teach only what is projected to be on state standardized tests in an attempt to raise its scores. Administratively, Burton Glen lacks in the leadership that it takes to build a strong and successful school. I believe for Burton Glen to be successful, a seasoned and qualified administrative team needs to be put into place, an actual emphasis on moral focus principles.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
The teachers are a little more attentive to the students. My oldest like to draw when he's bored and his teacher has implemented drawing in his classwork to keep him on track.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
my 5 year old hasn't come home once with anything bad to say. Love this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2013
My son started kindergarten and this is his first week. He has got lost or/and left behind twice. I dont feel my son is safe at this school. When i asked the teacher about it she couldnt remember what happened or where they were. It was only one day ago. This really concerns and worries me. I am looking for another school to enroll my son. My

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
this is going to be a wonderful year the teachers involvement and communication with parents as well as students is wonderful as well as the academics taught, my son was fascinated with the music room and can not wait to attend!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
It's sad to see what Burton Glen has become. Two years ago I posted a positive review for Burton Glen, thanking them for the school's handling of my children. Today, I find myself scrambling to find a decent school to transfer my children to.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2012
Pay attention to this site!!! I wish I had. My son started Burton Glen two days ago, and I cannot believe the amount of disorganization and unprofessionalism exhibited by this charter. Leadership is nonexistent, and job titles/ responsibilities seem to be undefined among administration and staff members. Hallways and the common area in front of the building is complete bedlam, with students swearing, yelling, pushing, and throwing objects. I will likely have to be making a change for my child before the end of this year.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
Oh my goodness, the August 1st parent review sounds a lot like an advertisement! I definitely agree with the pervious comment. Talk to parents who have been associated with Burton Glen to get your information. I find it hard to believe that such well spoken, and obviously educated family (August 1st) would find Burton Glen to be a satisfactory choice, let alone an exceptional one for their children. In my experience, well behaved, hardworking students are abused by the bad ones and ignored by the teachers trying to keep the classroom under control. If you were a parent writing a review, would you use the format and wording used by the parent reviewer in the August 1st comment? Sounds like an advertisement to me.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
Be leary, and very very careful what you believe concerning Burton Glen and National Heritage Academies! The best way to evaluate this school is to talk to parents who have actual expierience with this place face to face. Be active in researching a school for your children. Burton Glen has turnover rate for teachers and administrators that is most troubling to say the least. The "interm" principal has just been replaced by another "interm" principal this week. Many teachers at the middle school have been driven to tears on a regular basis by undisciplined students. Many have quit over these problems. State test scores are atrocious (MEAP), and bullying is frequent. Burton Glen is also frequently unwilling to acknowlege or deal with serious problems within the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
I have so many things to say that I don't know where to start! I am a VERY protective mom who was nervous and worried about sending my son to school after the death of his older brother for the first time. However, Burton Glen Charter won me over very quickly and allayed all my fears! This kindergarten/ middle school is the perfect blend of academics, culture appreciation, and socialization. They promote independence, creativity, and a genuine pride in learning in all of their students. The entire staff is devoted to guiding each child in discovering and maximizing their strengths while encouraging them to tackle new tasks/learning experiences they may not be familiar with. The staff also provides a very nurturing environment which I was very drawn to and one I had not observed with other schools when I was choosing a school for my other children and believe me, I looked!. I see the progress my son has made in the 3 year he has been there and my husband and I are amazed! He has become a confident, independent, and respectful little man who loves to learn. He is excited to come home each day and share all he has learned and accomplished!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2012
This place has many major problems. The focus of this school does not appear to be on education, but rather covering up and denying shortcomings within the school. Every person you talk to at this place will tell you something different. It is hard many times to know if they are being untruthful, or just unaware of what is going on in this building. Administrators lack professionalism, and many teachers are substandard. The major concern of the administration at this point is not correcting problems in the school, but rather implementing a "weird" and difficult manditory uniform policy for next year. The uniforms that have been choosen include odd colors that have to be ordered from the school, and cannot be purchased elsewhere,and ties for boys and girls. This school is difficult to deal with, and does not provide a good education to students. Burton Glen is a poor choice for your childrens educational needs!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
Prospective Parents- ACT WITH CAUTION!!! I don't even know what to say about his place. The school itself is abso;ute chaos on a regular basis. Principles refuse to recognize problems even when they unfold directly in front of them. Many students that make up the student body are discipline nightmares who are not delt with at all. The leadership at this place is a joke to say the least. Avoid at all costs. Do not be fooled by anyone who works at Burton Glen telling you that this is a good safe school for your child!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
Some of us find Burton Glen to be a great place. Those parents that have experienced such negativity, GO! STop tearing down the school with your foolish comments. Pack you and your kids up and find somewhere where you are happy. There are plenty of schools. My children love Burton Glen and they are doing well, why would I move them because I don't like what procedure is in place.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
I'm glad you have had a good expierience! What you describe is what the entire school used to be like. There are still a few good teachers, but not near enough to make up for the current administrators. A parent told me the other day that NHA has replaced the school DSQ and school board president. This is a positive change considering a month ago they were unwilling to admit BG even had a problem. What I was told is the new DSQ seems genuinely concerned about BG but I am bothered that apparently he said one of his goals is to improve or rebuild the current principle's atrocious reputation. (WHY) NHA has acted WAY to slowly to problems and does not yet seem fully ready to recognize the real problem. Maybe they can turn it around, but it will likely take a lot of time considering how bad this school has become. These folks are definetly not good at service after the sale. Be cautious, we are still pulling our son out.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
I'm not surprised. I have also talked to many people at NHA. I was finally able to speak to a head person a (DSQ) after several un returned calls. This guy didnt even listen to what I was saying. He kept talking louder and louder and interupting my every word. there are no regularly enforced rules at this school. Students behave horribly with staff doing nothing. There is a no sagging pants rule but when i visited the school awhile ago the middle school dean was doing it too. This is not a good place for your kids unless they have severe behavior problems and know how to fight. They wont be thrown out. this school expects very very little from students, and absolutly nothing from parents. Very Very Sad. We are not returning

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
They don't have a choice but to put up with this school the way it is now. All the good students and staff have left or are leaving. I was getting a call almost every other day last summer begging me to send neighbors, friends and relitives. The call wasn't even made by the principle, but instead by a lower level administrator who used to have the respect of many parents. BG and NHA has so frequently lied to parents that no one would believe them even if they did try to change at this point. I have to consider the safety and educational needs of my child, and sadly BG does not satisfy either need. Bullying and fighting along with verbal and physical assualt are commonplace. I would not recommend this once great school to anyone the way it has become.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
Thank you to the parents that have really tried to work and negotiate with National Heritage Academies to improve Burton Glen. It is a shame that the efforts appear to be fruitless. You would think that they would be more receptive to negitive feedback, and make nessessary changes the way they so value the school surveys. I guess not. So long Burton Glen!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
My kids have attended this school since K. They are now in the 2nd and 4th grades and how drastically this school has fallen. I have to agree with the other reviewers on the principal. She is out of her league as a administrator. With so many negative reviews of her and complaints i am kinda surprised she has not been removed. I don't really care what happens to this school anymore. I've already enrolled my kids in another district for next year. My kids are so happy to be leaving but not as happy as I am to be honest. The bullying is way out of hand. My son took it for a year until he finally had enough and started to fight back. He has had 3 fights this year in school. He was a timid kid just two years ago and this school has changed him forever. If you looking at this school for your children i suggest you keep looking. It won't be long and they will need metal detectors here. I am not exaggerating either. So long Burton Glen this family will not miss you one bit.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
Well the time has come to move on! After 7 yrs at BG I have to say it's a real shame what the Principal has done or NOT done I should say. I am appalled at her promises and then refuses to follows thru. Took me months to get a meeting with her which turned out to be a JOKE! My son was severely beaten in a classroom and nothing could be done as the teachers are not allowed to break it up. No one from the school cared enough to call and ask how he was doing and later the Principal refused to look at photo's of his face. To add insult to injury he was suspended for being involved and then further punished by being removed from the Safety Squad after serving for two years. He was devasted! The Principal refused to contact the parents of these bullies or even address the the problems of bullying. As a result a few days later one of these students brought a lighter to school and caught a young girls hair on fire burning her scalp and arms. Perhaps if she would have done as she so promised in our meeting this terrible incident could have been prevented. I contacted NHA Superintentant and requested a phone conference, took the day off work and after being reminded by email he never called.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2011
My son started kindergarten there and had a wonderful year. They have some of the best teachers that care deeply for their students. First grade began with a new principal who has taken this once great school down to the dumps. She does not listen to the parents nor will have a sit down meeting no matter how many times you call. It is sad what this school has become. The best teachers left as well because of the attitude of this principal who decided to switch teachers to different grades without the teachers input. The bullying and swearing became a big issue and my son was only in first grade. A mandatory uniform policy was to be put in place the next year and only a certain brand was allowed to be worn. We pulled our son and are so happy with our new school as Burton Glen continues to fall from success. Very sad how no one seems to care

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
I have two children that previously attend BG, both of whom started there in Kindergarten. Last year, fortunately, my daughter graduated and started her freshman year at Davison. My son, however, continued attending BG for fifth grade. About 1-1.5 months ago after my son was punched, I decided it was time for him to leave and he now attends Davison as well. As stated by many other parents the bullying has gotten out of control. I sent a note to school with my son stating that he had my permission to defend himself if he was hit, punched, kicked, whatever and was told that my son would also be suspended for defending himself. Everyone there has turned a blind eye and many of the reputable teachers have left. I strongly suggest finding another school for your children to attend and hopefully it is not another NHA school. I have a notebook full of times/dates that I called and complained to corporate and it didn't make a difference so don't waste your time.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
I have had a wonderful experience with BGA. I would suggest the school to any parent who would not want their child in a public school but can't afford a private school. BGA is a great go between. My son has been attending since Kindergarten and is now in the 2nd grade. It is only now that he has a teacher that I'm not quite sure about however nothing else has changed. Yes, the parking can be tricky and so is the dismissal process. However, it's a far cry from the previous dismissal which was complete bedlam! "How soon we forget". I give it a 4 because there is always room for improvement. And what parents need to realize is that you must get involved no matter where you send your child private, public, or otherwise. No one can raise your child for you! Great job overall BGA...4 stars!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 08, 2010
I give the school rating a 4... I have 2 kids that both attend Burton Glen, and I am very pleased with the entire staff...with the exception of the speech path that I recently had a encounter with

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October 26, 2009
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no rating October 01, 2009
The policies and procedures this year have cause many problems and make it difficult to speak with the principal. Most of the teachers are well liked and do a great job. The principal, procedures and academic scores leave something to be desired. My overall rating for this school this year is poor 2 stars for burton glen

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Most of the teachers are wonderful. The Principals not well liked by many. To many new changes that I feel are not fair to the parents,teachers or the students. Two stars for the school. Four for the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
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August 27, 2009
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August 27, 2009
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August 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2009
I also have chosen not to send my child back next year. This school has deteriorated in many ways. There are a great number of parents who are also pulling their children out; and I sincerely hope the administration sits down to evaluate why, and does something about it. I think that the teachers try, but are overwhelmed and confused by the constant change in leadership and therefore the policies and procedures. I have not been very pleased with any of her teachers actually; and no, I don't have a bad kid. I also do not like many of the changes the new principal has implemented, or the vibe she gives off. Then again, there will probably be a new one by the end of next year, anyway.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 18, 2009
This school used to be five stars. It has really went downhill, mostly due to a lack of a quality school leader. Too many chances are given to problem students. Most of the teachers are amazing, but are overshadowed by a below average principal.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
Not too happy lately. Great teachers, not very good principal. Would not recommend.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2009
Three principals in as many years -- NOT a good sign of a quality school. The excellent teachers are exploited and the poor educators are abundant here. The quest for academic excellence is lacking motivation, and there seems to be divisions among the staff/parents. No cohesiveness -- no respect (for parents or staff).

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
The only reason why i rate Burton Glen Charter Academy a 4 is because of Mr.Rak! He is the best but i think he needs to lower the homework thanks alot!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
I have two kids at Burton Glen and I feel it is a great school to meet and exceed your child expectations. The Teachers at Burton Glen care about your child's future and take the time to help them grow as wise individuals. I think the Principal and ast Principal also care about the kids as well as the parents and want 100% involvement with you and the school. I think to better are kids are to help them teach them and guide them through life and that is what Burton Glen is all about. Not giving up. No Child Left Behind! I would recommend Burton Glen to any Parent that wants a better future for their child.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
BGA was our first foray into public schooling. I homeschooled before that, not wanting to send my son to Flint schools. From what they promised in orientation, we leave after the first year a disappointed. There's no enforcement of rules and general chaos reigns; handbook was a waste of paper. I volunteered quite a bit there and saw what went on. Of course, some teaches and staff (great communication there) are wonderful and there's some great kids, too, but this school has the same problem other public schools have. That would be letting the consistantly troublesome kids stay around and disrupt everyone else so the school can cash in on count day. Or maybe I'm just cynical. We're moving, but I doubt my kid would return to BGA for another year. Time to try something else. Sorry. On the bright side, it did beat Flint schools so it could have been

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2006
My daughter has been going to this school since it first opened and she was in the first grade. I absolutely love this school! The teachers are so awesome and sincerely care about the kids. I believe that the acedemics at Burton Glen are tougher than most other middle schools. I also believe that she will be ahead when she attends high school due to the awesome teaching that she has had. My daughter has been on the A honor roll every semester since starting middle school. My daughter is now in her last year at Burton Glen and she is very saddened to be leaving. I would love to see Burton Glen bring a high school in the future. They teach all these moral focus guidelines and then send the kids to schools where manners and morals do not count for much. I have and will continue to recommend this

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
The school is great! I believe it is a well balanced school all around. They encourage the parents to be involved in the class room at any time . You can e-mail the teachers and get a reply quickly. You know how your child is doing with grades, attendance,homework....right from your computer. I like that alot! Dr. Hammond is very friendly and is very involved in our childen's lives. So are the teachers! I reccomend this school. The only down side to the school is that they do not go any farther than 8th grade. I became interested in the school when I found out the classes that my son was going to have; internt access to the grades; met Dr. Hammond and heard of the goals he has for the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2006
My children attend BGA, I find the teachers & staff to be top notch. They really seem to care about the kids, this is not just a job to them. Unfortunately there seems to be a high teacher turnover rate, possibly due to ureasonable leadership. I feel welcome in the school at all times and have had opportunities almost daily to be involved at the school. Most parents here seem to be fairly apathetic and don't choose to be involved, as if they expect the school to raise their children for them. There is a close circle of parents who seem to always be the ones voluteering to help. It puzzles us that more parents don't show up for meetings or activities. We are very happy with Burton Glen. I attribute poor test scores to the influx of children from closing Flint schools and apathetic parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
While Burton Glen is still a much better alternative to Flint Community schools, the school has gone down hill over the last few years. There is an overall lack of discipline. The principle tries to be 'everyones friend' instead of the one in charge. For a school that 'teaches the MEAP', their scores should be better...passing would be nice. This school needs to get its act together, fast, before they are no different than the public schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
Burton Glen is a good School. they have Excellent Teachers that try there best to help your student get the best Education possiable. Yes there is a few things the school needs to work out. What school don't, but Burton Glen is trying to solve the issues. And that in my eyes says a lot.My Kids love this School.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
Compared to other public schools, BG is a better option. Most of the teachers are absolutely wonderful. If they would get a new principal, then the school would improve greatly. The current principal discourages parental involvement. Academically, the school is ahead of other local schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
I am a student here in the middle school and we have three wings;k to 2,3 to 5 and 6 to 8. I am in 6 to 8 and currently in 7th grade. There is supposed to be a assitant principle in every wing, instead they're dealing with all of the troublemakers and not worrying about us. There is very low supervision. Not good at all. Everything else is great though. The teachers are very hands-on.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2006
My child has been going to Burton Glen for 3 years now and Everything they promise in the handbook was all lies. smaller class sizes. there is 27 plus students per class. My daughter is overhelmed with that many students in a class. They do not follow through with anything. the Principal is completely blind to all the problems!

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
The wait time from 3:18pm, when all children are released from their class until you leave... is about a 45 minute wait due to how poorly the parking lot is. They need a bussing system, desperately. Having to wait that long is ridiculous before you can get home from picking your children up from school.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2005
Our Son has been going to Burton Glen Since 3rd grade and its a good school. There are alot of true values that give the children a view of the real world and how to react. Good teachers, good staff and they do try to give the very best to the students. Not all schools are perfect, but this school tries hard to do its very best for both parents and students. Our son gets the very best teachers and staff. Thank you for all you have done for our son. Mrs. Melisa Nichols

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
This school has a horrible principal, she always touches up on the kids. The kids at the this school are out of control, the teachers have to stay at school even when their puking because they cant find a sub, thats how horrible the middle school is.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2004
Burton glen academy has a habit of allowing bullies to break rules and polices that are to be followed, students do not have that safe environment that is promised by state law or followed as written in Burton Glen's handbook. And its hard to get rid of bullies and the staff regardless of the parent involvement show no improvement in the issues that are at hand. Broken promises, and children with emotional problems because of the harm that they must endure. This is a serious issue and must be addressed. It can not be allowed to continue.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2004
A blessing! This is a wonderful school. The values paired with the great academics is so hard to find these days. We are so thankful.

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November 25, 2003
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Burton Glen Charter Academy
4171 East Atherton Road, Burton, MI  48519
(810) 744-2300
Last modified Burton Glen Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burton Glen Charter Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top