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Welcome to Burnett Junior High

Welcome to Burnett Junior High, proudly serving grades 7-8 in Wylie ISD. Our school has a rich history, originally serving as Wylie High School until 1996, then as Wylie Junior High School, before adopting its current name in 2002. Named in honor of Grady Burnett, who dedicated 29 years to serving students, Burnett Junior High embodies his legacy of learning and commitment to education. As the Wylie community has grown, our campus has evolved to meet the needs of our students. At Burnett Junior High, we honor our history while fostering academic excellence and personal success.

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Burnett Junior High students and staff are truly remarkable, and we take pride in highlighting their accomplishments and achievements. Read the great news happening in our school and district.

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Learn what students, staff, families, and community members love most about Burnett Junior High and Wylie ISD and the positive impact our district has made on their lives.

  • Community Member
Dawn Martin
I am the parent of former students of Wylie ISD. The love and care I felt when my husband passed in 2016 was special. At his funeral, my extended family couldn't believe the superintendent, administration, teachers, and students were there to say their goodbyes to Ricky.
 
Tate had just started junior high when his dad passed away. I am so thankful that he had the administrators that he did at Burnett Jr. High. Ryan Bickley, Michelle Lindsay, Justin Mork, and Heather Smyder are my angels and were a complete godsend. I couldn't have made it through that school year if it wasn't for them.
 
Mr. Cravens and Mrs. Jurotich were also instrumental in being there for Tate. As a community, we are so blessed to have these people investing in our children.
Dawn Martin

 

  • Parent
Monica Muñoz
We are a family with 3 children who are currently entering their 13th year with Wylie ISD. As parents, we are active, involved, and invested in this school district beyond our own children and family and we have had nothing less than the best experiences.
 
Starting in elementary, where all 3 of our children were afforded the opportunity to participate in the Dual Language program, they had some of the best, top-notch and caring teachers. Two of our three children have been identified as GT and the other was identified with Visual Processing Disorder and memory span. The support for these programs alone has been stellar.
 
Our 3 also have had the opportunity to take advantage of additional programs including Band, Theatre, and Cheer.
Monica Munoz

 

  • Staff Member
Adriene Jones
My family and I moved to Wylie when my son was starting 2nd grade. We picked Wylie and specifically Watkins Elementary based on the recommendations from several families in the area.
 
My son and I, as a teacher, were in another district and it had gotten to the point where we needed more. From the moment I walked into Watkins for my interview, I knew this was our place - this was our home. The teachers at Watkins, both then and now, have made such an impact on my son and myself.
 
My son left Watkins 4 years ago, loving school. And I go to work every day, loving my job - loving my place. People I previously worked with have asked about working in Wylie and my response is the same "I have drunk the Wylie water and it tastes GOOD!"
Adriene Jones

 

  • Parent
Cynthia Beversdorf
This past year, my son entered Burnett from Harrison. For years, we have struggled to get him into the right program to help him with issues that he's had past from not only his own traumatic life, but the trauma that has been caused because other adults have not understood how to work with him.
 
We have found the perfect team to work with my son at Burnett. The AP that we work with is Justin Mork and he is beyond excellent and thinking outside the box and really looking out for our children.
 
His teacher Mrs. Rippy works very diligently and tries to keep a balanced setting for my son as well as the teachers. my son has learned to trust For the first time in his academic career. We are very grateful to Burnett Junior High.
Cynthia Beversdorf

 

  • Parent
Mrs. Katy Parish
Angel Alvarado, the 5th-grade dual language social studies teacher, embodies the very best of our district. As one of the few male teachers in the program, he instantly connects with all students, especially boys, serving as a vital role model during their formative years. His twice-weekly soccer club provides a productive outlet for energy & fosters lasting friendships - he even comes to his students' games on weekends. His bilingualism creates a welcoming space for new, native Spanish-speaking students, nurturing a sense of belonging as soon as they come to Harrison. His impact extends far beyond the classroom, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives. Mr. Alvarado is truly one of the finest assets of our school district.
Katy Parish

 

  • Staff Member
Taslim Chaudhury

My family and I love being a part of the Wylie ISD family. We have two kids who are attending Wylie ISD schools, and they are getting a quality education that prepares them for college and beyond. As an ISS Administrator at Burnett Junior High, I work with amazing teachers and staff who create a positive and supportive learning environment for the students.

My wife is a board member of the Wylie East Booster, and she supports the Pride of the East band program that fosters creativity and teamwork among the students. Wylie ISD is more than a school district, it's a community that values diversity, innovation, and excellence.

Taslim Chaudhury