My child is entering the fifth grade this fall. So far our experience at Burroughs has been good. Our teachers have been good to outstanding. The facility is beautiful, and the parent community is strong and active. One of the best public elementary schools in Minneapolis.
Burroughs is a great school! I have had three children there the past eleven years and I couldn't be happier with their elementary education. We have never pushed for any certain teachers for our children and have been delighted with every one of our childrens' teachers. The style of teaching is fairly traditional with a classroom orientation, however teachers do work in teams to teach certain areas where the children move to different classrooms. There is tremendous parental involvement which enriches the school with additional arts, music and other programs. Test scores are high and our children have been prepared well for middle school and high school. This is probably why students have transferred into Burroughs from surrounding private schools and suburban schools. If you desire a school that stresses basic elementary education along with art, music and phy ed you will most likely love Burroughs Community School.
Burroughs has a beautiful new building and three terrific teachers, Mrs. Fee, Mr. Janssen, Mr. Peterson, with the rest being average to awful. School has lots of parent involvement and is not a bad school. I would strongly caution any parents who are not looking for a very traditional, rigid environment, because that's what you get at Burroughs. And if your child has any learning difficulties (not requiring special ed, but some difficulties) Burroughs will not be particularly helpful. There are many other schools where creativity and flexibility are more valued than at Burroughs!
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