Burleson schools named best in county
Burleson ISD has done it again. Several elementary schools were named “best in Johnson County,” according to Niche.com, a website that compiles data from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as student and parent reviews for the best schools and colleges in the country.
The Academy at Nola Dunn took second place, and the Academy of the Arts at Bransom took fourth place. Additionally, STEAM Academy at Stribling took sixth place, Clinkscale Elementary took eighth place, Frazier Elementary took 10th, Mound took 13th and Norwood 17th.
“I think it’s exciting to be recognized for the great things going on at our campus,” Lindsey Byrd, principal at The Academy at Nola Dunn, said. “I attribute the success of the Academy at Nola Dunn to great teaching, the partnerships we have with our families and the emphasis we place on creating a learning environment of character, community and academic excellence. The Academy is a great place to be.”
Joy Burchfield, principal at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom, said the teachers and staff are what makes Bransom so great.
“We are so honored to be considered a top school in the county,” Burchfield said. “Without a doubt, the teaching faculty and staff are the ones to honor. They give so much every day to empower our students to achieve at high levels. Their dedication to our students and their attitudes toward learning is second to none. They have embraced our arts integration efforts that truly build capacity to develop into better learners.”
Additionally, Burchfield said the families of the children enrolled at Bransom help their children become success stories.
“Our school’s success is due in part to our teachers but also to our tremendous families,” she said. “Their attention to doing what is best for their children is great. Whether their attention is on strong academics, supporting our arts initiative, or building great character, our parents are dedicated to our school community success.”
Niche bases its scores on a grading scale which factors in academics, teachers grades, the district as a whole, culture and diversity and parent and student surveys.