Burke High School

12200 Burke Blvd
Omaha, NE 68154
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 2,180 students in grades 9-12, Burke High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 47%).
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).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,180 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : 80% (Btm 50% in NE)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Burke High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

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School Overview

Burke High School's student population of 2,180 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,180 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
124 teachers
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School Rankings

Burke High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (NE)
#789 out of 902 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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24%
46%
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35%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Burke High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Burke High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
21%
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Black
26%
7%
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White
46%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NE.
0.69
This chart display the diversity score of Burke High School and the public school average diversity score of Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Burke High School and public school graduation rate of Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Burke High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Burke High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nebraska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 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 #789 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What schools are Burke High School often compared to?
Burke High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Central High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NE state average).
What is the graduation rate of Burke High School?
The graduation rate of Burke High School is 80%, which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 87%.
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.
In what neighborhood is Burke High School located?
Burke High School is located in the West Omaha neighborhood of Omaha, NE. There are 24 other public schools located in West Omaha.

School Reviews

5   11/24/2017
I'm about to graduate, and I will definitely miss this school. The only bad thing was some of the kids here.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Someone
2   5/17/2016
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.
- Posted by Parent - ecoco
2   8/20/2012
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.
- Posted by Parent - julie
5   2/28/2012
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
- Posted by Student/Alumni - frogg

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,180 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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