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Principal's Message

Burr and UCS are partnering with the Sterling Heights Police Department to bring the SMART (Skills Mastery and Resilience Training) Education Program to our 6th grade students.

The program has some similarities to DARE but is different in some of the extended topics. These topics include bullying; particularly via social media. We have multiple Sterling Heights officers participating. Besides having other full time responsibilities, these officers are volunteering to work above their regular shifts to engage in this partnership with us for the benefit of all of our 6th grade students.

This program will include 9 weekly sessions for 45 minutes each. The program will begin the week of September 24th and run through the week of November 26th. The officer servicing Burr is Officer Donovan Leonard.
Thank you Sterling Heights Police Department !!!

Burr Elementary Mission Statement

At Burr Elementary School, educational success depends on the combined efforts of all students, parents, staff and community.
We work together
to educate and challenge our children to meet their individual needs and goals. As a community, we will teach respect for uniqueness of self and the diversity of others.

The Academic Goals for the 2015-2016 School Year will continue to be:

1. Increase the number of students who score at the proficient level or higher in mathematics as measured by the district assessments and M-Step

2. Increase student's reading achievement in Kindergarten through 6th Grade

3. Increase student's writing scores on the district wide writing assessment

4. Increasing the number of students who score at the proficient level or higher in social studies and science


At Burr Elementary, our children take responsibility for their learning and are equal partners in their learning with their parents and teachers. These conferences help establish communication between all the stakeholders: parent/guardian, student, and the teacher. A final benefit of Parent/STUDENT/Teacher conferences is the collaboration that emerges. At the conference, everyone shares ideas so that the final goals are the product of a three-way discussion. This is a true partnership between home and school that ensures a child’s academic success.
For the last 5 years, we had 100% participation at our Burr Elementary Fall Parent/STUDENT/teacher conferences. It is imperative that all our stakeholders are all on the same page. Please make sure that your child attends the conference.

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link