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7300 Patterson Rd
Columbia, SC 29209

(803) 783-5530
(803) 783-5594
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August 27, 2015
This school is amazing! Just visit and see the time and consideration that the faculty puts into creating a beautiful, student friendly environment. Learning is the top priority and the teachers do not settle for anything less than the best. The students are learning to be leaders. They were even on the news for all of their school spirit. I love Burnside!

- submitted by a school leader
Teacher effectiveness: no rating
August 27, 2015
Our hiring process is rigid. Teachers have to have more than subject knowledge to work at our school, they must have passion and compassion. They must be driven to ensure that ALL students succeed. We have coaches and interventionists that support students and teachers.

- submitted by a school leader
Amount of homework: no rating
August 27, 2015
We understand that time should be spent doing extracurricular activities, so we limit the time that it should take students to complete homework in the afternoons.

- submitted by a school leader
Develops grit: no rating
August 27, 2015
Our focus is on building characteristics in our students that will help them throughout their lives. Throughout every academic area, persistence, grit , and determination are required.

- submitted by a school leader
Develops respect: no rating
August 27, 2015
We focus on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. This helps build mutual respect in students.

- submitted by a school leader
Develops empathy: no rating
August 27, 2015
We visit neighborhoods, provide guidance support, and consistently meet with students during community building meetings.

- submitted by a school leader

August 27, 2015
I am so happy that I decided to let my daughter attend Burnside Elementary! The staff is so helpful, knowledgable, and most of all friendly. From the time you walk in the door, to the time you leave the school the staff and teachers are friendly. This year they have put a new program in place, and my daughter comes home excited about school. The halls of this school make me excited, so I know that the children are happy about learning. I don't know how anyone could say anything bad about this school because the school is great, and they are moving in a great direction. Keep up the great work! My daughter is glad to be a Burnside Bee, and I am too!

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: no rating
August 27, 2015
The Leader in Me is a new initiative at the school. The students learn Stephen Covey's Five Havits of Highly Effective People.

- submitted by a school leader

August 27, 2015
This school is wonderful! The environment has completely changed over the past two years. The teachers, principal, and office staff are kind and helpful. The student work displays are so good. You walk in and feel like your child will be loved and taught. Thanks Burnside!

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2015
Please explain to me why? My daughter's school doesn't have a national holiday off. I'm talking about Memorial Day! When my other children have it off. As well as all my niesce and nephews do. So now I have to explain to her why she has school and they don't. And watch her get upset because she feels left out. And I would appreciate it if the ladies who answer the phones. Weren't so rude and short. Especially since it is your job to do so.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2014
I absolutely love my school and I am so grateful to be an employee there. I did read a negative review of my school, but my only response is for people to come to see what we ate about. On each and every hallway, there is creativity and beautiful bulletin boards. We have teachers here that care about these kids and all of them are not inner city. Some teachers, like myself, go even a step further to teach afterschool and make sure certain students are improving on their test scores. We also have an amazing principal who strives for excellence and taught me so much while working at Burnside. Unfortunately, I will be moving to Texas soon, but I will allow anyone to talk bad about my school that gave me an opportunity to blossom into a better educator. Thank you so much, Annie Burnside Elementary! I will take my experiences here everywhere I may go in life.

- submitted by a teacher

October 12, 2012
This school only received a 2 out of 10 rating. The population is inner city children who are street wise. Burnside is not a good fit for any child that is not from the inner city . There is a tremendous amount of disciple problems at this school. The tough inner city environment fosters and encounters disciple problems. The office staff is rude and even some of the teachers are not on board. Some teachers do indeed care, especially the lower grades but as the grades progress there is a great deal of apathy among the teachers. It would be very beneficial and to the best interest of the parent and child to explore other schools in the area, charter schools and private schools in the area, rather than to send your child to Burnside Elementary School.

- submitted by a community member
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Annie Burnside Elementary School
7300 Patterson Rd, Columbia, SC  29209
(803) 783-5530
Last modified Annie Burnside Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Annie Burnside Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top