Burke High School

Burke High School serves 553 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Burke High School operates within the Charleston 01 School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 553 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 553 students
Burke High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 72 teachers
Burke High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Burke High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1 16:1
Burke High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Burke High School Asian (1991-1997)
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Black
98%
37%
Burke High School Black (1988-2012)
White
1%
52%
Burke High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Burke High School Sch Ethnicity 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.
0.04 0.59
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.
80%
51%
Burke High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
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.
3%
7%
Burke High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 48,101 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Charleston 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
78
7
Number of Students Managed 48,101 3,608
Graduation Rate 60% 66%
Charleston 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $538 MM $37 MM
Charleston 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $712 MM $43 MM
Charleston 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,728 $9,170
Charleston 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,838 $10,604
Charleston 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Charleston Charter School For Math And Science (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Charleston Charter School For Math And Science (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mitchell Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Charleston Charleston Development Academy
    Charter School
    233 Line St
    Charleston , SC , 29403
    (843)722-2689
    Charter School
    0.1  mi  |  210  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Charleston Mitchell Elementary School
    Magnet School
    2 Perry St
    Charleston , SC , 29403
    (843)724-7262
    Magnet School
    0.3  mi  |  368  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • North Charleston James Simons Elementary School
    2685 Leeds Ave
    North Charleston , SC , 29405
    (843)805-6715
    0.6  mi  |  192  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Charleston Charleston Charter School For Math And Science
    Charter School
    1002 King St
    Charleston , SC , 29403
    (843)720-3196
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  429  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • North Charleston Charleston Progressive Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1600 Saranac St
    North Charleston , SC , 29405
    (843)720-2967
    Magnet School
    0.9  mi  |  356  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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