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Sterling Heights, MI
Students enrolled: 432

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41460 Ryan Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

(586) 797-4100
(586) 797-4101
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October 16, 2015
I have been a student here for 7 years. I have no idea what the previous reviews were talking about. K-2 grade was the best years I have enjoyed at this school. The rest was horrible. Just horrible. First of all, there was too much drama. There's not much to say about that. Second, was bullying. The staff will not help you. The end. My best friend and I was bullied and they did nothing. The good news? I gave the bullies what they've asked for. The bad news? My best friend never did. She kept getting bullied and eventually, the staff no longer believed her. She'll tell a teacher that someone is saying mean things and you know what they say? "don't tattletale" or just wave her off. She had been bullied so many times, in the end, I told her, "don't trust the teachers, don't trust the staff, they won't help you. They'll only accuse you and make you sad. Stand up for yourself, I'll help you." We got through sixth grade like that. Third, the staff will forget you. I mean literally what I said. This doesn't happen to everyone nd sometimes I wonder if its only happened to me, but the teachers tend to forget me. I am still only starting to recover from that scar they left. In third grade, the teacher never gave me a Christmas present( a big deal back then) but gave all the other students. In 6th grade, I was accepted to nehs and turned in the money and form. The office said I never turned if in so therefore I was not accepted as a member. Sometime in fifth grade, we were supposed to get our school pictures but the teacher never called me. So I went to her at the end of the class and she said she forgot. I am just starting to recover from these scars. I am now in the ninth grade and I would remember being in junior high and staying all tensed up when the teachers call us. I was always afraid of my name not being called. Now, I have more confidence in myself. I can rant a long time, but I'll stop. Some background information you should know though: I am an all A's student in case if any of you thought the reason for the staff's treatment was because I was "bad". And I did not dislike everything. There was a fifth grade teacher I had loved and he would be the reason for me coming to school happy. I did not dislike all the staff either and there was a librarian who I liked that retired 3 years ago. I am sorry that I had never felt at home here.

- submitted by a community member
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 09, 2015
The Burr teachers work very hard to work with all of our Bulldogs to make them successful. A better group of teachers you will not find anywhere.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Disagree
June 16, 2015
How could the school do this with such an uncaring, bullying, disgusting little man for a principal? Fish rot from the head.

- submitted by a teacher

March 18, 2015
Former Ann Arbor Abbott parent here. While still concerned about the level of expectation, my daughter is catching up in most areas. She still seems less interested in learning and going to school than before we moved, but communication has improved. Her instructor seems to genuinely care about her success, and the schools principal is very receptive to parental concerns, which is highly appreciated. I maintain my opinion that the work load for children her age is excessive, we are slowly adapting to Burr and Utica.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2015
I received an award as a grandparent at the Burr assembly. My grandson gave me the make a difference award. I was surprised and happy to be recognized.

- submitted by a community member

November 19, 2014
My daughter is a member of the National Honor Society. Burr was one of the first schools in Macomb Country to create an elementary NHS. I think that says a lot about it commitment to leadership.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2014
I love this school! The principal is very visible and is committed to every child's success. Plus, this is a "rewards" school, which makes it one of the best in Michigan!

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2014
I am so surprised by the previous reviews. I understand that no school is perfect but Burr Elementary is a perfect fit for my family. My daughter started there last year, entering 4th grade. She was welcomed by her peers from day 1. The leadership of this school is exemplary. Mr Hardy and the staff do everything they can to help the kids be successful. They have numerous clubs, summer learning programs, dedicated teachers who selflessly volunteer. (They started homework club). My child learned to blog book reviews, sew a quilt , and how to deal with bullies. I love the small group instruction strategy. It keeps those who are proficient from being bored and those who need a little push to catch up. There are also many volunteer opportunities for parents. We do hallway math for children who may need a little help or further what they already know. I love how they do not single my child out when I volunteer. They rarely (maybe just once) put her in my station when I volunteer for Math rotations every friday. Not every parent can volunteer and it is not from lack of wanting. My child has been very successful this year. THANK YOU BURR!!

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2014
I would not let your kid go to this school, to much bullying, and drama, when kids report things to the teacher about bullying they tell the kids to go back to their seats, plus the principal does nothing about it or even let the parents know about whats going on in school, kids started bullying my kids this year on the bus and in school, we had a meeting with the principal about it, and he did nothing to solve the problem, we had to deal with it all year. then at the end of the year my kid had a bruise on her leg and he called c.p.s on us saying we beat our kids and i push my kid off the prouch..and never called us to find out that my kid fell off her bike... don't go to this school, my kids are going to a new one this year. i think 5 years of this stuff is enough...

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2013
lot of problems in the recess.not safe lot of bullying. my kids are hurt lots of times.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 03, 2008
Both of my chilren started in Burr at an early age one in preschool and the other in Kindergarden. I feel this school is very good and if your kids suceed or do not it is weather you are involved as a parent. You can't just sit back and expect the school to do it all. I am very happy with the outcome of my kids they are very well behaved and I attribute this to their parents and the schools. One of my children was in special ed program and the teachers that they have in the last two years are wonderful with the kids as well as the parents. I would recommend this school to anyone I know.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2007
Very disappointed with this school and most of teachers. They are also in critical need of a new principal.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2006
I do not think there is enough involvement by teachers and parents in this school. They do not watch kids closely enough when they are outside for lunch and recess. They are behind other schools that I have been involved with.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2005
Burr Elementary Schools is the best school out there. They have a supporting and caring staff. I would not want my children to go any place else.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2004
I feel this is a very good school. My daughter has been going to Burr since kindergarten and she last year was diagnoied with adhd and the school has been very good in helping with her learning and attitude. Ms. Clor is very caring and involved with her students and knows what is going on, she keeps the children safe and that is how you want your kids to been when it is not you that is caring for them during the day.

- submitted by a parent
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Burr Elementary School
41460 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, MI  48314
(586) 797-4100
Last modified Burr Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burr Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top