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About This School

W F Burns Middle School is a public middle school in Valley. The principal of W F Burns Middle School is Ms Priscella Pears Holley and can be contacted at 705 students attend W F Burns Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 61% of the 705 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at W F Burns Middle School is 19:1. Lanett Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Photography
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 49%
Hispanic 0.6% 0.9%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I was a former student at this school all three grades from 2010-2013. This school has few good teachers and all are very bias against students. Despite being the majority race Caucasian students are very singled out against and are treated worse than other race students. There is very little that is good about this school. One thing that is is the music program. I myself was in the band and students in the band have many opportunities within the group. Some of which are competitions against many statewide bands playing for the football team on some occasions and concerts. This school needs much work. New staff of well-trained teachers and new principals and faculty. The academics need to be heightened so students can learn what is needed for work life. A better disciplinary system would work greatly. Many students who want to learn cannot do so because of troublesome students interrupting the teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    WF Burns is very poor. It seems that the teachers have no relationship with the children and that they are there to just pass the time. My child feels like he is attending a military school. You have to walk a straight line in the halls and no talking. I think it's poor when the children can't even interact with each other. WF Burns answer to everything is In School Suspension which denies the children of alot if they are ever placed in ISS. Children need to be able to be themselves and not be punished for what other children do or have done in the past. Poor Principal leadership - but good assistant Principal. WAY WAY WAY too much busy homework. I agree with teaching children to be creative but let them do these creative type busy projects AT SCHOOL! That's what the teachers are there for - to help and teach them with these things. Not to send home some guidelines for the parents to have to do when it's a project that teaches a child NOTHING!!

  • (4 years ago)

    poor teachers poor staff. kids do what they want. give them after school dedention they don't show up. nothing is done ..... the principal needs to tighten up or go

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a current stuent at this school. I think it could use alot of help. There is barely anything for students to get involved in and they have to be popular to do it. I really hate this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school! The teachers are excellent and are all highly-qualified and highly-motivated. My children came there from a local private school Springwood and had a lot of catching up to do. I wish they had gone to this school all along.

  • (7 years ago)

    The academic standards in this school is very poor. They do stuff in 7th grade that kids in private school do in the h or 5th. The teachers and staff are not interested in the kids at all. They do just enough to get them and the kids by. Plus they are always rearranging kids schedules and when the school messes up it is always said to be 'computer problems'. My advice either go private or move out of the area we sure are.

  • (11 years ago)

    w.f. burns middle school is a good school for students.they are getting students ready for the test of the future.they also get them ready for high school and college.

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