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Mr. Burt Batten

Greetings Families!  My name is Burt Batten and I am excited to serve you and your child as Principal of Pleasant Grove Elementary.

My goal is to make Pleasant Grove a wonderful school for your child.  I look forward to partnering with you to provide your child an enriching learning environment and to support your child's academic progress.  At Pleasant Grove, our mission is to help every student THRIVE and SOAR!

I have worked for the Wake County Public School System since 1999 as a teacher and administrator.  After working as an administrator at year round schools in the district from 2008 to 2016 I was honored to be selected as the leader for Pleasant Grove. 

We will use this website and other activities to celebrate the outstanding creativity and character demonstrated by Pleasant Grove students. Please let me know if I can assist you with any concern or question for your child. You can email me at