2133 Buchanan Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
p. (616) 819-2262 f. (616) 819-2284
Burton Elementary School is a neighborhood Language Center that underwent major renovations in 2007-2009. A recepient of the "Meijer Good Schools" award for educational excellence, Burton Elementary believes and supports the community schools concept under Kent School Services Network. Burton houses a health clinic and a Department of Human Services caseworker to assist with removing barriers that keep students/families from participating in school. What makes us special? We’re special because our teachers and staff are dedicated and committed to helping all students succeed.
Home to over 500 students, Burton Elementary strives to meet the needs of all students and their families. Burton houses an Early Learning Play Group as well as half-day preschool programs to help prepare children for school. Native language and ESL classes are offered to students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth. Through a partnership with the United Way, Burton Elementary School participates in the Schools of Hope Program which offers in-school reading tutors, after-school literacy instruction, and ESL family literacy english classes for parents and relatives of students. Also available is the Kids HOPE program matching students with mentors.
Emphasizing the character traits- Studious, Thoughtful, Accountable, and Respectful, Burton takes pride in school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports system; ensuring that all students are 'Shinning Stars'. Our students have been in uniforms since 2000.