12200 Burke Blvd
Omaha, NE 68154
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Burke High School serves 2,040 students in grades 9-12.
Burke High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 34% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Burke High School's student population of 2,040 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,040 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
125 teachers
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School Rankings

Burke High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 904 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Burke High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#796 out of 904 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
16%
19%
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Black
24%
7%
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White
50%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
86%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I'm about to graduate, and I will definitely miss this school. The only bad thing was some of the kids here.
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2  
As a parent, I think the problem is not with the teachers... it's with the incorrigible students who are allowed to run wild and not disciplined enough. My son begged to take honors classes (he's an average student) just so he could be away from the disruptive "normal" classrooms and instead surrounded by students who are interested in learning. In my opinion, this school, and all of OPS district, caters to the below-average and low-income students and ignores the kids who behave and come to school to learn. If I could afford private school for my son, he''d already be there.
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2  
I could have written the same story as the parent responding on 7-27-12. It is an accurate view of Burke High. I also had a difficult time talking with the counselors about the situation. Their attitude was one of "get over it." My sons experience on the football field was great. Their program is well done. I wish the coaching staff could discipline the students in the "normal" classrooms.
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5  
It is overall a good school I just feel like the need to try a little harder to get some of thestudents under better control
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,040 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 50% in NE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 10%)

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