66 out of 10GreatSchools

Burcham Elementary School

Long Beach, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 430


Burcham Elementary School
5610 East Monlaco Road
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 420-2685
Burcham Elementary School is located in Long Beach, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Reviews24 Reviews

My daughter transferred to Burcham at the beginning of third grade from the Torrance school district and it was at Burcham where she truly began to flourish scholastically. Mrs. Cocchi is without a doubt the most amazing teacher I have ever known and I had some wonderful instructors as a child. She's like this effervescent Mary Poppins, always pleasant, always cheering the students on. Underneath her unyielding, enthusiastic countenance belies a truly passionate individual when it comes to learning and this is revealed in the discipline and challenge she puts forth to the class. With a strong third grade year under her belt, our daughter was set for success when it came to fourth and fifth grade, all of her subsequent instructors also taking a vested interest in her progress. Mr. Eckert, the principal for most of the time she was there, was always an endless source of energy and fun for the students. Sadly, we lost him only a month into her fifth grade year due to a personal tragedy and so had a substitute for most of the year that we learned when she graduated would be permanent. While I can't speak on that principal as we really didn't get to know her well due to the circumstances and COVID, I can honestly say that our daughter's three years at Burcham laid the foundation for a burgeoning education. So thankful for the teachers here and absolutely loved the free after school WRAP program. Kept her busy physically, socially, and gave her the support she needed to complete her homework. This school deserves a higher score no doubt.
Excellent school staff and students are friendly and supportive. Principal Eckart is just out of this world amazing with the kids!
I wouldn't recommend this school due to the lack of strong leadership at school. Kids get away with some terrible things and it's confusing to the kids that want to learn and be good.
I have been pleasantly surprised with Burcham. In a couple years I am sure they will move their score to a 7 or 8 out of 10. Our son is in kindergarten and loves his teacher. The principal is very involved, accessible and fun with the kids.
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