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Paul Burbank Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 397 students

First elementary- level International Baccalaureate Program in Virginia
 
 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 28, 2014

I have had several issues with bullying I have notified the principal and have tryd to get him to reach out and talk to the children himself as well as send ouout he scschools policy on bullying he told me he " Will not" he left all responsibility on the school's councilor principal lacks leader ship and puts his responsibility on the school's staff and pta
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

Burbank elm sucks- seriously don't send your kids there. Certainly don't send them there if they are special ed or special needs. Their full IEP won't be honored, they will treat your child more as a behavior problem and a burden, not as a special needs child- Seriously pulling my child out of this school and never looking back
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

The last comment that was stated in February 2014 has to be from a STAFF member. This by far, is one of the worst public schools ever. I must say however, that there are only a couple, and I emphasize a couple of teachers that actually care about the students. I am constantly at the school because of the lack of concern from the teachers. This will be my child's last year at this nightmare. I advise anyone who is considering sending their child to this school, to do the research for yourself!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

Paul Burbank is an AMAZING school! The teachers all care for their students and want the very best for Them. The time and dedication the staff, teachers and the PTA put forth is noticed. Parents that don't take time into their child's education will reflect through poor judgment and negativity towards the school. I am a proud mother of Burbank!! I LOVE the children, staff, teachers and of course the PTA too! The PTA always have great activities for the whole family and truly support the school through students and teachers. Thank you Burbank for everything you have done to help my children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

This isnt more so about the school its about Hampton City Public Schools all together. It is awful. The kids spend more time out of school then in. The curriculum is outdated and not challenging at all the days that they do go. Be prepared and have babysitters because these schools have more half days and closing then any school district I've ever seen. So far my child has been out of school almost a total of 30 days due to breaks, random closings or whatever else they come up with.Plus these kids go to school at 7am and out at 1:50pm I have never heard of kids getting out so early usually its 7am until about 2:30. I cant wait to move and get my son into a better school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

This school was not the best school and the teachers yelled a lot at the children. I remember when another student cut my hair on purpose and another student took my backpack off the hook and threw it on the ground and kicked it. Another kid kicked dirt in my mouth so there was lots of bullying in this school! Another thing I remember is when we were being sent to the bathroom to use it and this other girl took a fake laptop made of paper and wrote a whole bunch of bad words on it. The only reason I'm giving one star is because they taught spanish and I like it because at most elementary schools they don't have time to teach other languages. I went to this school for one year when I was in second grade and now I am in 5th grade at point o view and I am doing very well now.


Posted August 22, 2013

The worst school EVER!!! Moving my child to another school because of the neglect of the teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

I completely agree with one aspect of a fellow parent's review below - before you send your kids there you SHOULD check it out!! IT'S WONDERFUL!!! Truly awesome teachers!!! New administration is fantastic!!!! The school's PTA is very active!!! All events I've attended at the school are timely, engaging and fun!!!! The rating on this school is TOTALLY NOT representative of Burbank!! Just come see for yourself - seriously! I have talked with parents that we exceptionally hesitant about sending their kids to Burbank because of the school's rating, until they came to the school's themselves. Now, those parents are recruiting other parents to change their kid's school to Burbank!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

This school is sorry! The teacher thought a 70 on Benchmarks was GOOD (??????) no wonder they are rated so poorly, They dumb down the system so inner city kids can pass. sad, sad, sad, and my child will NOT go there another year, or any Hampton City School! Disgraceful to the education of America's youth!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I have two children at Burbank this year and have been very pleased with the school, teachers, and staff. I have been very impressed with the parent involvement and stress by the administration (and Title I) on parent involvement, student improvement and all around student growth. The PIF (Parent Involvement Coordinator) is fabulous and I have been nothing but pleased with the additional programs, activities and support provided to help each and every student grow to their full potential. The family atmosphere is refreshing, the PTA programs are fun and inviting, and the Title 1 activities are well planned and fun. I am highly likely to rezone my kids for Burbank even if we move!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

This by far the worst school my children have ever attended! Before sending your children I strongly suggest checking it out for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

This school is very unsatisfactory. It is the worst school my children have been to. I had a chat with the principal becuase there was a new "NO TALKING" rule during lunch and that book reading was only allowed during that time. So I talked to the principal and was told the reason was because the were UNSAFE issues going on during lunch time. So my thought is I am sending my children to an unsafe school enviroment. You walk into the school and there in no laughter, no smiling, you wouldn't know you were walking into a school. It was more like a prison. My 11 year old who was in 5th grade was in class and there was some kids being disruptive and the teacher told the entire class that they were disgusting! What kind of teacher would say that to to there class. This schoolo is worried about SOL testing and nothing more. It doesnt matter if your child behaves and follows the rules, the teachers still treat them as if they are bad. I was very unsatisfied with this school and I would tell any parent to have there child rezoned to antoher shcool or home school them . I had my 3rd grader rezoned this year. Well worth the sacrifice of driving her to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

I have four children...a rising 11th grader, rising 5th grader, rising 3rd grader, and a rising Kindergartner. My oldest child went to Burbank, but we moved and unfortunately had to leave. I was so unhappy with his new school that I actually rezoned him for Burbank and sacrificed driving him to and from school everyday. Thankfully, we moved to a neighborhood zoned for this school in 2005 and I haven't ever had a problem that wasn't resolved in a timely fashion. The teachers are caring, supportive and the same goes for administration. I know the new schools are about to open, but I believe the family-like atmosphere is something you don't take for granted. It doesn't happen overnight. This school recognizes achievements with ongoing support and functions to encourage students (accelerated and special needs) to maintain and/or exceed past their limitations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

@ 4/13 and 4/12 Do it, and don't wait a minute longer. Moving schools SAVED one of my children, who was literally being destroyed by neglect. Neglect I firmly believe is the result of the administration concerned only with ONE thing: SOL scores of a particular demographic of student. Students of all abilities are lumped together in classes, and I'll give you one guess who gets left out in the cold. They also are NOT forthcoming about attacks and other incidents with your children. I had to learn about one against one of my children through another parent who happened to be at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

My son currently goes to Paul Burbank Elementary. I can't think of anything good to say about it. I am on this site today looking for another school for my son to attend. Several of my son's friends' parents have also withdrawn their sons from Burbank.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

If you are thinking of having your children attend this school... DON'T! This was my daughters first year at this school and it was nothing but a nightmare! It seemed that every other month I was getting a note sent home or phone voice mail telling me how another kid has punched, bit, or choked my daughter again but since there were not markings she was sent back to class.....The kids to teacher ratio is very over whelming.....way too many kids for one teacher even though she has an assistant. The principle and office staff seemed really nice and knowledgeable when we registered our daughter for this school...now I wish I would have put her in a different school. She will be attending a different school next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

This school is great my kids love it and I love the small class size and individualized attention
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I've had the pleasure of being a Burbank parent going on 4 years now. After my son spent a year under the wrong special ed classification at Forest Elem, I wrestled with the dept of special ed to even get him classified, because he has a form of autism but not the actual disability. Once he was rightly classified and placed at Burbank, my son's ability soared! Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Cary are phenomenal, loving teachers who teach each child according to their individual needs. I was so pleased with the administration (Ms. Jackson, Dr.Rogers-Rader, and Mrs. Berkheimer) that when it came time for my daughter to enter K, I applied out of zone. We were blessed to have our daughter placed in Ms. Powell-Riedl's class & now she has Mrs. Saab. All GREAT teachers! The IB program is one of a kind. A great school, all around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

I have found quite the opposite when dealing with this school system as compared to some reviews below. They have a wonderful program and sense of ownership of any issues that I have had as a parent. My child is doing very well and they have special programs to assist him with his challenged areas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

This has got to be the worst school that I have ever encountered...I have 5 children which four have gone thru elementary, middle school, high school and college. The youngest is now attending burbank and is in second grade. It has been a horrific experience for him. His teacher is basically there to collect a paycheck as ,I feel, are some of the administrative staff. There coopoeration with parnets concerning the child is non exsitant. I have called over and over concerning issues with my child and always have to call back when asking to speak with his teacher and the principal. There was a conference set up at one point to which I came, on time...even early mind you, yet noone was able to make it to the meeting on time but myself and his speech teacher. Please rethink sending you children here....
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students60%
Female students77%
Male students49%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students55%
Female students64%
Male students49%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students65%
Female students88%
Male students51%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students63%
Female students56%
Male students70%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students84%
Female students82%
Male students85%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students58%
Female students73%
Male students49%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

English: Writing

All Students47%
Female students61%
Male students40%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students49%
Female students59%
Male students44%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Science

All Students46%
Female students55%
Male students42%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • DOVE award winner

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Troy M. Latuch
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • International Baccalaureate
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • International Baccalaureate
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Military
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
More from this school
  • http://www.hampton.k12.va.us/departments/ib/ib.html#.Up4hxKVTiVw The link above will provide parents with more information on the World International Baccalaureate program at Burbank Elementary.
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