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About This School

Burgaw Elementary School is a public elementary school in Burgaw. The principal of Burgaw Elementary School is Douglas Towle, who can be contacted at douglas_towle@pender.k12.nc.us. 475 children attend Burgaw Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 97% of the 475 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Burgaw Elementary School is 13:1. Malpass Corner Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 68%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 14% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Asian 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 61%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in the first grade. Mrs.Garner and Mrs.Kibbey was the best teachers. They went over and beyond to help care for my son when his health was bad. He never got behind on his work with their help compassion just motherly teachers. My son my ready school even on his worst days

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in third grade & he really enjoys school.The teachers he's had every year have been very helpful and have let me know when there was a problem.When it comes to safety and discipline they are very strict. All in all it is a very good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my childs 3rd year at BES. We have always been very happy. This year is very different I feel like I don't have much knowledge of my childs progress or lack of since I do not get graded papers sent home on a regular basis. Overall BES is a good school they are just going through a rough time because of personal problems of a staff member. The teachers seem to have have low morale because of the situation.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has gone to this school for 2 years and I have encountered some great teachers but I also feel that the admin. staff does not keep parents as involved as they should especially if you do not have the correct last name. If it was not for the teachers some parents would be lost. I work and stay as involved as I can but can not be there everyday. There needs to be more activities for children. I gave books to the library and felt like it was an inconvenience to them.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that BES is a great school my child has been there for the last 3 yrs.He has improved in all levels.BES staff makes all academics fun that's the way to learn..I see more happier faces at BES each school yr. Great Job to all...so if you are a parent who has not been involved with your childs acdemics please get involved it a makes better student...Thank You

  • (10 years ago)

    BES needs to improve on the way they teach values in the school. This is a learning enviroment. Children should not have to witness their assistant teacher chasing after a teacher. When such acts become the gossip of children as well as the community then the school needs to take action instead of turning its head and accepting this behavior. BES teacher's need to realize that they are our children's role models and need to behave as such.

  • (10 years ago)

    BES is a great school. I've had children atttending there for 5 years. There staff is sensational. They're all very caring and helpful with the students as well as the parents. Improvements- Parents need to get more involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    BES could be a great school if there was more control over the kids. Lots of underlying racial issues that are not addressed. Not a very good social environment which in turn doesn't allow for a great 'learning' environment.

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