You have options with Burr Oak Community Schools!


Our Community

The rural Village of Burr Oak is located in Saint Joseph County, Michigan. The Village spans an area of roughly one mile and has a population of 798.

The average household income in Burr Oak is $56,536 with a poverty rate of 6.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $71,300.

The median age in Burr Oak is 37.4 years, 36.2 years for males, and 39.4 years for females. (2020 Census)

Burr Oak is a bedroom community with most people traveling to work in neighboring cities. Points of pride in the Village include the annual Heritage Festival, an excellent library, two food establishments (Mamma Mia's Pizza and It Takes a Village Diner), the Prairie River Flower Company, and Ana Rose Photography. Long standing factories include Carter Associates and LeeAnn Plastics, and King Farms also operates out of Burr Oak. Places of worship include the Burr Oak Missionary Church, St. John's Lutheran Church, and the United Methodist Church. There are walking trails near Prairie River across from the school playground, and the old railroad tracks are also used as walking trails.

Two of the nine county parks in St. Joseph County are within five miles of Burr Oak. Plumb Lake has many hiking trails, a playground, picnic pavilions, and a kayak launch. Cade Lake is a campground with a full disc-golf course and also has canoe and kayak rentals. If you want to drive a little farther there is public beach access at Sand Lake and at Meyer Park a 7-mile bike trail.

Burr Oak Community Schools

On Campus Options

Burr Oak High School (9-12)

Burr Oak Middle School (5-8)

Burr Oak Elementary (PreK-4)

Current Enrollment: 270

Average Class Size: 21

School Hours: 7:45 to 2:20

Transportation is available for in-district students.

Burr Oak Virtual Academy

Virtual learning can be a good fit for those students who struggle in a traditional school setting.

100% Online Public School Grades K-12

Receive a Burr Oak Diploma

Current Enrollment: 140

Step Up - Alternative Education Program

Small School - Many Choices

Curriculum options follow the Michigan Merit requirements. High school students can also take part in Career Technical Education (CTE), and Dual Enrollment and EMC through Glen Oaks Community College.

Extracurricular activities include middle school and high school robotics teams and E-sports. Sports to choose from include football and volleyball in the fall, basketball and bowling in the winter, and softball, baseball and golf in the fall. If there is enough interest in any given year, track is also offered.

Non-school related options include Campus Life, which have weekly gatherings and seasonal trips for students in grades 6-12, and the local youth sports program includes basketball, softball, and baseball.