Burris Laboratory School

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Burris Laboratory School
Address
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
Information
School type Public laboratory school
Sister school Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
School district Burris Laboratory School
Principal Dawn Miller
Faculty 42
Grades K-12
Enrollment 619 (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 14.88
Color(s)               
Athletics conference Pioneer Conference
Nickname Owls
Website

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.

History[edit]

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.

Athletics[edit]

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 boasts an impressive girl's volleyball program with 4 national championships, and 21 state championships, 14 of which are consecutive. Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, the school will be in the Pioneer Conference.

Notable alumni[edit]

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References[edit]

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

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