We will provide a quality educational experience to every child, every day without exception.
The vision of John Burroughs Elementary is to educate the whole child.
Our school population consists of 96.1% African-American, 1.6% American-Indian, and 1.6% Caucasian. Our attendance average is 95.4% with a mobility rate of 50%
We are a Reading First School; and all of our classes have a daily 90 minute uninterrupted reading block with an additional 30 minute block added for our targeted students. We also implement a 90 minute math block to meet the mathematic standards.
By modeling the district traits, Burroughs beams with pride as it follows the district protocols in terms of displaying our values of Equity, Character, Excellence, Team and Joy. We are focusing 100% on the value of Equity, whereby ensuring each scholar has the resources and supports to meet their needs. Burroughs Elementary continues to be innovative and creative in reaching the talents of our students, including offering a STEM Classroom, Journalism Club, Robotics, Recreational League Basketball and Musical Strings.
In years to come, Burroughs will be remembered as the place ‘where I got my start!’
I am a Burroughs Elementary School student.
I have great expectations for myself.
I accept the challenge to become the best that I can be.
Yesterday's failures are behind me.
Today's successes are now before me.
I will make today the very best day of all, for this day begins the rest of my life.
I accept the responsibility for my behavior and it's results.
I do not have the right to interfere with the learning and well being of others.
With my family and teachers,
I will determine what I will become,
For the education I receive today will make me a leader of tomorrow.
I am a teacher. I accept the challenge to be sagacious
and tenacious in teaching every student because I believe
that every child can learn.
I accept the responsibility to create a learning environment
conducive to optimum achievement, academically, socially,
I actively pursue excellence, for myself and for my students.
I provide a model of decorum and respect that guides my
students as well as honors them.
I affirm superlative expectations for my students and myself.
I cherish every child.
I am a teacher. I change the world, one student at a time