East Burke High School

Tel: (828)397-5541
Grades: 9-12

965 students

East Burke High School serves 965 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 48%.
East Burke High School operates within the Burke County s School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 965 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 965 students
East Burke High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
East Burke High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade East Burke High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
East Burke High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
2%
East Burke High School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
2%
13%
East Burke High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
1%
27%
East Burke High School Black (1988-2012)
White
84%
52%
East Burke High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups East Burke High School Sch Ethnicity East Burke High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.29 0.64
East Burke High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
40%
45%
East Burke High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
8%
East Burke High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,496 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 92% over five years.
School District Name Burke County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
27
4
Number of Students Managed 13,496 1,593
Burke County s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 74%
Burke County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $129 MM $19 MM
Burke County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $130 MM $18 MM
Burke County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,721 $11,105
Burke County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,777 $10,880
Burke County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jimmy C. Draughn High School (5.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is East Burke Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Icard Elementary School (1 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Icard East Burke Middle School
    3519 Miller Bridge Rd
    Icard , NC , 28666
    (828)397-7446
    0.8  mi  |  779  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Icard Icard Elementary School
    3087 Icard Sch Rd
    Icard , NC , 28666
    (828)397-3491
    1  mi  |  298  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Hildebran Hildebran Elementary School
    703 Us Hwy 70 West
    Hildebran , NC , 28637
    (828)397-3181
    3.1  mi  |  400  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Rutherford College Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Rutherford College Elementary School
    170 Honeycutt Dr
    Rutherford College , NC , 28671
    (828)879-8870
    3.4  mi  |  210  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Hickory Ray Childers Elementary School
    1183 Cape Hickory Rd
    Hickory , NC , 28601
    (828)324-1340
    4  mi  |  452  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 15, 2012 - There have a wide variety of activities to do at East Burke. We have a lot of club like newspaper, drama, anchor, FTA (future teachers of America) and a ton more. We have sports also tennis, football, soccer, vollyball, crosscounty all the normal sports that most schools have. The teacher will help you when every you are confused. They will make accommodations to the needs of their students. All the teachers are very trust worthy. It''s truly a great school (most of the time). - Posted by Student/Alumni

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.