East Burke High School

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
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
East Burke High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
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 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Asian
8%
2%
Hispanic
2%
13%
Black
1%
27%
White
84%
52%
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 0.44
East Burke High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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%
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 (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,496 students has decreased by 13% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Burke County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
27
4
Number of Students Managed 13,496 1,682
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 $8,285 $11,105
Burke County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,333 $10,880
Burke County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • IcardEast Burke Middle School
    3519 Miller Bridge Rd
    IcardNC 28666
    (828)397-7446
    0.8 mi | 779 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • IcardIcard Elementary School
    3087 Icard Sch Rd
    IcardNC 28666
    (828)397-3491
    1 mi | 298 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • HildebranHildebran Elementary School
    703 Us Hwy 70 West
    HildebranNC 28637
    (828)397-3181
    3.1 mi | 400 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Rutherford CollegeHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Rutherford College Elementary School
    170 Honeycutt Dr
    Rutherford CollegeNC 28671
    (828)879-8870
    3.4 mi | 210 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • HickoryRay Childers Elementary School
    1183 Cape Hickory Rd
    HickoryNC 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

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Did You Know?
Burke County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.36, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Burke County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.