EAA-Burns Elementary-Middle School


14350 Terry Street, Detroit MI, 48227-5513

Phone: (313) 852-0534 • Fax: (313) 852-0539


Changes for Fall 2012

Burns has been selected to transition to The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan, a new statewide system of schools that will assume operation of the lowest 5 percent of the Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) schools in the state of Michigan. The EAA’s mission is to develop a new approach to educating children who are growing up in a 21st  Century digital environment.

The EAA of Michigan will begin operating its first schools in September 2012 when 15 elementary, middle and high schools in Detroit are transferred into the new system of schools.

About The Education Achievement Authority

The EAA of Michigan will support a student-centered system of education that emphasizes a culture of continuous improvement. It plans to eliminate the traditional model in which students progress through school based on their age and “seat time,” or the required time a student must spend in a class to receive official credit for the class. Students will be organized by instructional levels based on completion of course content rather than by grade levels based on age. In other words, they will progress to the next level in school based on their mastery of content rather than the completion of a nine-month school year.

If a student can complete course work in six months, rather than nine, they will be advanced to the next level of course work.

If a student needs 10 months to complete course work, they will not be penalized because it takes them longer.

The EAA of Michigan will hire proven leaders and personnel to work in the schools that are brought under its jurisdiction. Principals will be empowered to assemble their staff, hire the best teachers and support them in a multitude of ways to improve individual student academic growth. The EAA of Michigan will direct 95 percent of the resources to the school classroom level.

For more information, go to Michigan.gov/eas

About Us

Robert Burns is a PreK-Grade 8 technology based neighborhood school. We seek to ensure that our students attain the foundation necessary to learn and to succeed at each level through the use of technology and parental involvement in a student-centered, safe, positive, and data driven learning environment. We employ a Positive Behavior Model of MiBLiSi to reinforce to students to be safe, respectful and responsible. The school has partnerships with Office Depot, CRY Detroit, Faith-based organizations, Fresh Food and Vegetables, and other community and business organizations.

Burns School has highly qualified teachers in every classroom. We offer four after-school tutorial programs for students to enhance their learning.

Current offerings

Girls and Boys Basketball, 21st Century, Broadcasting Team, Cheerleading, Student Service Squad, Safety Patrol, Learn-to-Learn, Community Service Program, Bible Club, field trips for all grade levels, Math and Science Night, and Science Fair

Our Vision

Without a vision, we perish. Burns is on the move, nothing can stop us NOW!

Our Mission

The mission of Robert Burns School of Technology is to be a local institution of high achievement focused on PreK through Grade 8 students from the Metropolitan Detroit area. We seek to ensure that our students will have a strong performance culture in which innovative teaching strategies, effective use of data and assessment and use of technology and parental involvement will support accelerated learning where the school staff and resources will empower students to excel and be positive contributors to society to lead in the 21st Century.

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