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Advanced Classes
Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, Chambers County began offering advanced classes in English Language Arts and Advanced Math to the students in 6th and 7th grades who have been identified as Gifted. These classes will be our gifted services at these two grade levels. There will be no more Gifted pull outs in grades 6 and 7. As the parent of a middle school student who is identified as being Gifted and is eligible for Gifted services, you will have the opportunity to request that your child be placed in advanced classes.

Students who haven't been identified as Gifted or any W.B. Burns student may select advanced classes if the student shows proficient according to state testing in the areas of reading, math, and language arts as well as making sufficient progress in all classes.
Contact Us
Mrs. Bassett, Secretary
Phone: (334) 756-3567 Ext. 1

Dr. Bell, Principal
Phone: (334) 756-3567 Ext. 2

Mr. Barnes, Assistant Principal
Phone: (334) 756-3567 Ext. 3
Fax: (334) 756-7511

Mrs. Willis, Counselor
Phone: (334) 756-3567 Ext. 4
Our Mission at W. F. Burns Middle School
WE, THE ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY OF W. F. BURNS SCHOOL, UNDERSTANDING THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE ADOLESCENT LEARNER, ARE DEDICATED TO EDUCATING THE TOTAL CHILD IN HIS/HER INTELLECTUAL, PHYSICAL, MORAL, AND SOCIAL GROWTH. OUR GOAL IS TO INSTILL IN EACH STUDENT A LOVE OF LEARNING AND THE DESIRE TO PERFORM TO HIS/HER HIGHEST POTENTIAL WHICH WILL LEAD TO A SUCCESSFUL LIFE.
ABOUT US
ABOUT US
W. F. Burns Middle School has a rich history in our community. The first Building of this legacy was built in 1905. It served young African-American students in the Fairfax community from first grade through ninth grade. In 1934, Mr. H.C. Talley became principal and served until 1942. At this time, Mr. William F. Burns became principal. The school burned in 1947. After this, the first phase of the present building was built. The school was ready for occupancy in March of 1949. The school was known then as Rehobeth High School. The second phase of the building was completed in 1958, which included a home economics room, library, science lab, classrooms, kitchen and multi-purpose room used for a gym, a lunchroom, , and an auditorium. The first high school graduation was in May 1959. The third phase of the building was built when Drew Junior High School in Shawmut was destroyed by a storm.

Rehobeth began serving the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades when these students were transported to our school. In 1970 our school system became integrated. With this came the fourth phase of construction. This addition included the band building, the lunchroom, classrooms, restrooms, storage rooms, and a science lab. In addition to this, Rehobeth High School was renamed Valley Junior High School. Mr. Burns remained principal of Valley Junior High School until 1973. This school served black and white students in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades until 1980. At this time, the 9th grade moved to Valley High School.

In 1995 Valley Junior High School went through one more change. The Chambers County Board of Education voted to change the name of the school to W. F. Burns Junior High School in honor of William F. Burns. In 1999, the school’s name changed again to W. F. Burns Middle School due to the addition of the 6th grade.

In the year 2000, Priscella Pearson Holley became the first woman to hold the title of principal at the school.

W. F. Burns was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December of 2003.
AMSTI
AMSTI
W.F. Burns Middle School named an AMSTI School.
AMSTI (Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative) is an Alabama Department of Education initiative to improve math and science education across the state. It provides students with well-trained teachers and the equipment, materials, and resources needed for hands-on, activity-based, math and science education. AMSTI helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in postsecondary studies and the workforce. All science and math teachers will attend a summer workshop to be trained in the AMSTI teaching methods.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Lady Rams JV Softball Team
Anaiya Hatchett
Kailey Kent
Lataevia Williams
Gracie Colley
Laila Jones
Kenda Watson
Aubrey Rodgers
Autumn Morris
Madison Chandler
Kaitlyn Toland
Patience Askew
Jesse Brumfield
Charlee Quinton
Constance Hall
Alyssa Burrows
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 VHS Varsity Softball Team
Julisia Trammell
De'Asia Patton
Makkina Quinton
Gracie Landys
Kennedy Silmon
Faith Graben
Kinsley Wortham
Kaylin Green
Pacey Duck
Kendal Wright
Maranda Butler
Jacey Rodgers
Student Survey
Exemption Policy
EXEMPTION POLICY

At W.F. Burns, every student has the opportunity to achieve exemption. The criteria for exemption are listed below.

FIRST SEMESTER EXEMPTION POLICY
1. Student must earn a semester average of “A” or “B” in at least one class not including P.E and earn a passing grade of 70 in all classes.
2. Student must not have more than 6 attendance violations (tardy, absences, or check-in/check-out) per semester
3. Student must not have been suspended from school or placed in ISS during the semester (first and/or second quarter).

OR

1. Student must earn a semester average of “C” and earn a passing grade of 70 or higher in all classes.
2. Student must not have more than 3 attendance violations (tardy, absences, or check-in/check-out) per semester
3. Student must not have been suspended from school or placed in ISS during the semester (first and/or second quarter).

SECOND SEMESTER EXEMPTION POLICY

1. Student must earn a semester average of “A” or “B” in at least one class not including P.E and earn a passing grade of 70 in all classes.
2. Student must not have more than 6 attendance violations (tardy, absences, or check-in/check-out) per semester
3. Student must not have been suspended from school or placed in ISS during the semester (third and/or fourth quarter).

OR

1. Student must earn a semester average of “C” and earn a passing grade of 70 or higher in all classes.
2. Student must not have more than 3 attendance violations (tardy, absences, or check-in/check-out) per semester
3. Student must not have been suspended from school or placed in ISS during the semester (third and/or fourth quarter).