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Burris Laboratory School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade public laboratory school located on the west side of Muncie, Indiana. The school is a division of Ball State University and provides University pre-service teachers an opportunity for classroom observation and practice. The school also hosts the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities.



The school was established in 1929 and is named after Benjamin J. Burris, the first president of what was then known as Ball Teacher's College. Originally part of the Muncie school district, it became independent in 1974. Its district is now coterminous with the entire state of Indiana. Students are admitted via a lottery system.


Burris Laboratory School is affiliated with the Mid-Eastern Conference (MEC) with the Owl serving as the school's mascot. Burris boasts an impressive women's volleyball program with 4 #1 national rankings and 20 state championships, 13 of which are consecutive.

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