Elementary School
About Us
Academic Brief

John Burroughs is a child-focused elementary school, serving students preschool through grade 5. The school serves a diverse student population, including neighbors of the school, English Language Learners and students with special needs.  Reading help is being provided to our students through the LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention System).


Academic Support

Penny Harvest Program: Students collect pennies as donations and examine and explore varius charities in which to donate the collected money. A valuable program that teaches our students the value of helping others.


Chess Club

Art Club

Community Partnerships
Faith Community Church

Hilltop Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Libary
John Burroughs Site-Based Council:  

Dress Code:
We follow the Superintendent’s Dress Code Policy with clothing that does not detract from the educational atmosphere. For more information, click here

Fun Activities:

Listed below are a number of fun activities John Burroughs has to offer throughout the school year.

  • Field Day
  • Fourth and Fifth grade choir
  • Instrumental music
  • Science Night
  • Math Night
  • PTA Sponsored Events

Hours of Operation:

Student may have breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and all students may go to their classrooms at 8:45 a.m. School starts at 9:00 a.m. and students are dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

Lunch Menu:

Burroughs Bee

Mission Statement:
"Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community."

Laura Schnebelen

Principal Email Address

PTA/PTO Contact Information

John Burroughs boasts a thriving PTA. Join us for our monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at 5:30.

PTA/PTO Leader

Mr. Ed Moore-President

School Colors:

Yellow & Black

School Motto:

“Respect” will provide opportunities for: Teachers to Teach! Students to Learn! and Parents to Support!"

Teacher Contact Information
Teacher Roster

Vision Statement

John Burroughs Mission: Each child reaches his or her full potential in a safe and positive learning environment that allows staff to teach, students to learn and parents to support.

Contact Information
Burroughs Elementary School
551 South Richardson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: (614) 365-5923
Fax: (614) 365-5924
Principal - Laura Schnebelen
(614) 365-5923  |   551 South Richardson Avenue Columbus, OH 43204
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