Burke High School serves 2,180 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic and Black).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 2,180 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 54%
- Graduation Rate: 86% (Top 50% in NE)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 28% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 38% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education
Burke High School's student population of 2,180 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Burke High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Burke High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#750 out of 902 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Burke High School's ranking?
Burke High School is ranked #750 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
28% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
What is the graduation rate of Burke High School?
The graduation rate of Burke High School is 86%, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 85%.
How many students attend Burke High School?
2,180 students attend Burke High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Burke High School students are White, 26% of students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Burke High School?
Burke High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Burke High School offer ?
Burke High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Burke High School part of?
Burke High School is part of Omaha Public Schools School District.
I'm about to graduate, and I will definitely miss this school. The only bad thing was some of the kids here.
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.
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.
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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