Although Burroughs definately has some passionate fans, we have found our experience at Burroughs to be lackluster. The school feels tired, worn, and lacking inspiration. For months I have walked down the stark, main hall passing each empty classroom bulletin board. The front office secretary is not
... Read more friendly. Our teacher, although a sweet person, is lacking the skills to really be an effective teacher. The school is located in a great neighborhood. The right management, creativity and parental involvement could turn this little school into a star. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/19/08
I LOVE BURROUGHS! It's true about walking on campus and staff and teachers knowing your childs name. That is awesome to know that EVERY student is noticed and recognized. PeaceBuilders is alive and kicking on the Burroughs campus and I truly believe is a huge part of the 'behavior' at Burroughs! Great
... Read more School, staff, teachers and principal. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/31/07
As a parent of two here at burroughs I can say that this is one of the best schools in signal hill. This school offers music class starting in second grade through 5. It has chorus class. It has an after school program that offers extracurricular activities for the student, the program involves the
... Read more students in art,drama,sports,fieldtrips to various educational places,its councelors are well trained in child care and education. They help the students with homework assignments and they have a good relationship with the students and parents. I love the program and so do my kids.Overall I give the after school program a big thumbs up.Thanks to the principal for having a program like this close to home it is a well balanced academic program in your school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/19/06
This is a great school and the pricipal is the best they have have in the 6 years my daughter have went to school there. Unfortunatly some of the staff and parents have teamed up against the principal not because she is bad, but because she does her job and runs a tight ship. Those that appose her are
... Read more the ones that aren't worth listening to. Just on a band wagon if you know what I mean..... Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/20/05
Burroughs school has many problems with leadership. The teachers are superior, but without leadership can not do their job to best educate the students.
... Read moreRead less
Posted by a staff on 07/16/05
There are so many problems at the school, the quality of academic programs may suffer.
... Read moreRead less
Posted by a parent on 07/16/05
Burroughs is a great little neighborhood school. A school of days gone by. Teachers and staff work together for the well-being of the students. They truly care about the families there. I have been a parent there for 6 years and hate having to leave this year. Only goes to 5th grade. The school
... Read more is academically excelling. Test scores prove that. School motto...'Together, we make a difference' and it is truly because of the way everyone works together that we are suceeding. This year, Burroughs has won the 'Blue Star Award, An honorable mention in the California Distinquished Schools award and Title One Award. The awards are nice, but better still is the environment within our school. Step back in time, experience a school where teachers, staff, and parents and community members still come together to socialize, where children love to come to school and truly love their school. Experience Burroughs. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/30/04
This is our third year at Burroughs. We have been extremely pleased with our child's progress. Each year, the teachers have been dedicated and responsive to my child's needs. The teachers also welcome parent involvement in the classroom. Our principal, in her second year at this school, has supported
... Read more and proposed many positive changes, including Family Literacy Night and other evening programs, which gives the working parents the ability to be involved as well. Our principal also approved an exciting, optional uniform (still navy/white) with a Hawaiian print. I continue to be very pleased with Burroughs' small community feel - my child would be lost at another, much larger school and it's a great feeling to walk a campus where the principal and the teachers know your child's name. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/29/04
Currently, this school is more interested in what a parent has packed in their childs lunch box and changing the dress code every year than they are in enriching the students lives by providing quality extra-curricular activities, a better ratio of computers per students and improving the shabby appearance
... Read more of the cafeteria and playground. The teachers are very involved and the educational curriculum is satisfactory, heavy on homework however, 2-3 hours per night, every night except Fridays. Read less
Early Childhood Special Needs, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists
Before and After School
*The resources listed are programs that the institution is staffed to support. Staffing for a program does not guarantee that it will be offered. This content is provided by the institution and may be incomplete. The institution may offer programs not listed here. Please contact the school directly for additional details.
AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Long Beach schools — Burroughs Elementary School is located at 1260 E 33rd St, Long Beach CA 90755. 1260 E 33rd St is in the 90755 ZIP code in Long Beach, CA The school district for Burroughs Elementary School is the Long Beach Unified School District. Burroughs Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
School information provided by OnBoard Informatics Copyright (c) 2008. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer
Email Property Alerts
Your Privacy is Important to Us
We won't spam you. Nor will we give, sell, rent or otherwise make your email address available to third parties.
These reviews include feedback from parents, students, former students, administrators and other staff. This feedback
may help you further evaluate and compare schools, along with other information such as test scores, academic programs,
school resources, classroom and teacher ratios, etc. The reviews are provided by GreatSchools.
Ask a question about this school on Trulia Voices to learn more
about this school or district from residents and other local experts.
Test Score Ratings
Test score ratings are based on the most recent standardized test results reported by this state. These ratings may help
you compare similar schools in this district or area. For example, a rating of 8 indicates that, on average, students in
this school scored better than 70% of the students in the state on the same tests. We have indicated below which tests
were used in calculating these ratings. Other factors should be considered when comparing schools, including teacher
experience, academic programs, extracurricular activities, resources for special needs students, etc. These ratings are
not provided by the state Department of Education, which may have their own rating systems.