M. Holst

School Profile

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    Awards & Honors

    • Title I Distinguished School since 2004
    • Consecutive Years in Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): 8
    • 2007 Georgia Academic Improvement Platinum Award Winner
    • 2003 Georgia School of Excellence        School of Excellence
    • 1992 National School of Excellence
    • 1991 Georgia School of Excellence         
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accredited
    • Georgia Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat
    • Exemplary Reading Award, Int’l Reading Association, 1996



    Challenging Curriculum

    A.L. Burruss is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program World School. Our mission is to develop globally- minded, life-long learners who take action to make our world better. We are proud to offer Spanish as a second language to students in grades 2-5. We believe in student-centered learning environments that empower students to think critically and inquire with care and logic.  As the second IB PYP World School in Marietta, our students will join Sawyer Road Elementary, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy, Marietta Middle School, and Marietta High school students as IB learners. For more information about all IB programs click here. (www.ibo.org)

    • Emphasis on Phonics Instruction in Lower Grades
    • Writing Instruction Based Upon the Works of Lucy Calkins
    • Spanish for Students in Grades 2-5
    • Gifted Program (M.I.L.E.)
    • Accelerated Reader Program

     Facility

    • One to one computing in grades 2-5;  Laptops and PCs used for instruction in K-1
    • Keyboard Music Lab
    • Stimulating, inviting classrooms with age-appropriate development centers
    • Outdoor classrooms and Beaver Trail nature walk
    • Climbing wall in Gymnasium

    Students & Teachers

    • Student Enrollment: 505 (FY17)
    • Average class size: 20
    • Number of teachers: 46
    • Teachers are equipped with laptops and accessible via E-mail
    • Uniforms: Yes