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    Awards & Honors

    • Title I Distinguished School since 2004
    • 2007 Georgia Academic Improvement Platinum Award Winner
    • 2003 Georgia School of ExcellenceSchool 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, visit www.ibo.org.

    • Benchmark Phonics Instruction in Grades K-2
    • Spanish for Students in Grades 2-5
    • Gifted Program (M.I.L.E.)
    • Advanced Content Reading and Math classes for Grades 1-5


    • One to one computing in grades K-5
    • Stimulating, inviting classrooms with age-appropriate development centers
    • Outdoor classrooms and Beaver Trail nature walk
    • Project Learning Garden

    Students & Teachers

    • Student Enrollment: 400 (FY23)
    • Average class size: 18
    • Number of teachers: 46
    • Teachers are equipped with laptops and accessible via E-mail