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Norton, VA
Students enrolled: 342

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109 11th St
Norton, VA 24273

(276) 679-2554
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August 04, 2014
I am a recent graduate of John I. Burton High School. I participated exclusively in the arts, including forensics, one-act, show choir, marching band, and a few area theatrical organizations. My experiences with the coaches and directors of all of these extracurricular activities were exceptional. As for quality of education, there are a few teachers who are outstanding and have the ability to motivate and educate their students, but there are others who are considerably ineffective. I have heard repeatedly that this is the case for all of the area high schools as well. I was never a troublemaker in school, so I was very good friends with all of my teachers well before graduation day. Overall, the community is close-knit, there are some absolutely amazing teachers, and the arts programs are thriving. The most outstanding factor that sets this school apart is the tolerance that the students show one another. Most area schools have very little diversity, but John I. Burton is certainly different in that respect, and the students exemplify this in their behavior and treatment of one another.

- submitted by a community member
December 25, 2011
Burton High offers excellent education opportunities despite being located in an economically depressed area of the State and Nation. It also has a small population to fund it. In face of those two variables Norton Schools has found ways to excel and is constantly achieving academically and athletically. ~ChrisB.

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no rating April 21, 2010
This is a wonderful school they are just like family. Such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
Burton High/Norton Elementary are just as good of schools as any other considering that the abilities and options are so limited in Southwest VA. There are just less opportunities in small areas, however any education is as good as the effort that you put into it. Being sucessful in life is the result of you taking advantage of what life has to offer so blaming the lack of it on school teachers is very cowardly. Living in a small town makes everyone subject to gossip so if you or your children behave poorly and anyone (including teachers) talk about it and you are offended then be a better parent, or person in general and you will not have to be bothered anymore. Go Raiders!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
I am a former student and can say both positive and negative comments. I had some really great teachers but also a few that taught me lessons on just how petty and small minded a person can really be. I think all in all I became the sucess I am today in spite of Burton and not because of it. But hey, if you are stuck in Norton its the only place you can go, so good luck. Go Raiders!

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
November 30, 2005
An awesome school system with great teachers and education quality. The teachers care more about their students because the school and student body are smaller than the surrounding county schools. The size of the student body also provides a friendly atmosphere and helps the students and staff form a close connection with eachother.

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J.I. Burton High School
109 11th St, Norton, VA  24273
(276) 679-2554
Last modified J.I. Burton High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J.I. Burton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top