School Details

Mary W Burroughs Elementary School

6875 Burroughs Ln, Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 221-1077
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 401 students 14 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

74%
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87%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mobile County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
86%
82%
81%
89%
88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mobile County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
95%
93%
81%
91%
89%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
69%
92%
82%

Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mobile County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mary W Burroughs Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mobile. The principal of Mary W Burroughs Elementary School is Dr Julia M Nelson, whose e-mail is jmnelson@mcpss.com. 401 students go to Mary W Burroughs Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 83% of the 401 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Mary W Burroughs Elementary School is 14:1. Nan Gray Davis Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 64% 50%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 44%
Multiracial 2% 0%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    This has been my children's first year at Burroughs. After several great years at another school this has in comparison been a very frustrating year. The behavior exhibited by students during my visits was deplorable and worse it occurs with little to no interference by staff. My oldest son's grades and behavior have declined since attending Burroughs due in large part to learning it from these other children. The principal when not speaking to adults like one would a 4 year old is rude. The neighborhood this school is located in is crime-ridden. The playground is unsafe and therefore unused. They also have no indoor gym facilities. Some of the staff is very good however the school is highly undesireable overall. As an individual who has worked in some the best and worst schools in Mobile County I will make certain that this first year at Burroughs is my children's last.

  • (7 years ago)

    I wrote the first review and if you look at the ethnic back ground its a shame that bourroughs are not alloted all of the good stuff that surroundeing school has and it is all political that is why i took my child out of bouroughs because the state would not give them any indoor gym or nothing wander if it was race related i think so.i noticed that certain schools omitted certain ethnic and finacial backgrounds out of thier schools easily and Dr Nelson do not care about race or background and is the best principal and has the best school in Mobile county .

  • (7 years ago)

    Over all first impression was very sad.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would love to say that this school has so many loving teachers and a Excellent principal that care about the parents and the children. If you show concern or not she will be there for your child like a rock and I tried one magnet school and It was a terrible experience. But with a principal like ours you can have a successful child. If your child is slow or gifted she will work with you to help your child. Thanks you Burroughs for everything and keep up the good work. You continuing to grow because it has a great leader like the DR. (the principal)

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