Burris Laboratory School

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Burris Laboratory School
2201 West University Avenue
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana, Delaware County 47306
United States
Coordinates 40°11′48″N 85°24′44″W / 40.196774°N 85.41233°W / 40.196774; -85.41233Coordinates: 40°11′48″N 85°24′44″W / 40.196774°N 85.41233°W / 40.196774; -85.41233
School type Public laboratory school
Sister school Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
School district Burris Laboratory School
Superintendent Julie Wood
Principal Dawn Miller
Faculty 42
Grades K-12
Enrollment 650 (2016)
Student to teacher ratio 14.88
Athletics conference Pioneer Conference
Nickname Owls

Burris Laboratory School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade public laboratory school located on the west side of Muncie, Indiana. The school is a division of Ball State University and provides University pre-service teachers an opportunity for classroom observation and practice. The school also shares a campus with the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities.


The school was established in 1929 and is named after Benjamin J. Burris, the first president of what was then known as Ball Teachers College.[1] Originally part of the Muncie school district, it became independent in 1974. Its district is now coterminous with the entire state of Indiana. Students are admitted via a lottery system.


Burris Laboratory School was affiliated with the Mid-Eastern Conference (MEC) from 1979 through the 2013/2014 school year,[2] with the Owl serving as the school's mascot. Burris has a girls' volleyball program with four national championships, and 21 state championships, 14 of which are consecutive. Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, the school is a member of the Pioneer Conference.

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  1. ^ "Burris School to Open September 9". The Easterner. August 16, 1929. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]

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