BURTON ELEMENTARY (PK-5)

 

2133 Buchanan Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone: 616-819-2262 | Fax: 616-819-2284

Breakfast 8:10 a.m.
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal 3:26 p.m.

Half Day Dismissal 11:40 a.m.


BURTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)

 

2133 Buchanan Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone: 616-819-2269 | Fax: 616-819-2282

Breakfast 7:15 a.m.
Start Time 7:40 a.m.
Dismissal 2:21 p.m.

Half Day Dismissal 10:25 a.m.


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Burton Elementary and Middle Schools promotes a diverse, respectful community of academic achievement by involving students, parents, and community in the learning process.

We want to thank you for your continued patience and support during this time. We will need each other to be supportive, flexible, understanding, and healthy to overcome the circumstances to give our students the best experience for their future. Please walk along with us to ensure a healthy, safe, and productive school year for our students.

CULTURAL CENTER

Burton has dedicated bilingual staff to support students and families. The school serves as one of the district’s cultural centers and provides bilingual support to English language learners. Burton offers a language lab and Spanish-supported classes. These classes are assisted by teachers’ aides to enhance the educational experience.

COMMITTED TEACHERS

The teachers at Burton are committed to student success. They go above and beyond to ensure that student’s needs are met, that parents are involved in their child’s education, and that students have a positive experience. In a recent survey, 88% of parents said they feel comfortable talking with their child’s teachers.

STRONG ACADEMICS

Burton has shown a commitment to ensuring students experience an engaging curriculum and high achievement. Staff work with each student to identify their needs and help them take their learning to the next level. As a result, 83% of parents feel their child is challenged at school.

INVOLVED PARENTS

Parents are their child’s first teacher and Burton recognizes how important it is for parents to be an active part of their child’s education. 86% of parents said they have regular opportunities to be involved at Burton. Parents are welcomed as volunteers, at family nights, and in their child’s classroom.

STUDENT SAFETY

Staff at Burton take a fair, firm, and consistent approach to discipline. In fact, 85% of parents said they see that the school’s rules are consistently enforced for all students. This approach is paired with a program known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS), which recognizes students for making good choices and showing positive behavior. The result is a safe and secure learning environment.

CONTACT US


Amarena Nelson
Elementary Principal 
Email: nelsona@grps.org

 
Tracey Mann
Elementary Assistant Principal
Email: mannt@grps.org

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Michael Perez
Middle School Principal

Email: perezm@grps.org