Principal: Ms. Jennifer Evans
Assistant Principal: Mr. Brad Randmark
Dean: Mr. Enrique Ojeda
Office Number: 708-652-9577
Fax Number: 708-780-4441
Burnham School History:
Burnham School, named in honor of Chicago architect Daniel H. Burnham, was originally built in 1911 during a period of substantial growth in the town of Cicero. In 1905, Western Electric opened a new factory named Hawthorne Works attracting over 40,000 employees from around the world. In 1974, the Cicero School Board expanded Burnham School to better serve more students in the growing community. More recently, the School Board upgraded the building to support digital presentation boards in the classrooms and the ever-growing number of student computers. Burnham Elementary School is now a world-class educational facility serving over 1,100 students.
Buster the Bulldog is our mascot!
Mission: Bulldog Strong!
Engaged, Individualized Instruction
Supported in a Safe, Supportive, Student-Centered Environment
High Expectations and Accountability
Vision: Here at Burnham School we inspire, motivate and stimulate students academically, emotionally and socially by giving our students the necessary tools and proper guidance to prepare them to be responsible, productive global citizens.
Burnham School administers the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test three times per year for all students in grades K-8:
- Fall: 9/18/2017 to 9/29/2017
- Winter: 1/16/2018 to 1/26/2018
- Spring: 5/14/2018 to 5/25/2018
This test is required by District 99 and is used for measuring student growth, guiding instruction, and for teacher and administrator evaluations.
Illinois requires all English Learners to take the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 test every winter in grades K-8:
- Winter 1/17/2018 to 2/20/2018
The Illinois State assessment for all students in grades 3-8 is Pearson PARCC. This test is administered in the spring:
- Spring 3/5/2018 to 4/20/2018 (PARCC)
- Spring 3/1/2018 to 4/30/2018 (Science for grades 5 and 8 only)
- Spring 3/14/2018 to 5/9/2018 (DLM-AA for special needs only)