Burke High School

  • Burke High School serves 372 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Burke High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Burke High School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Burke High School's student population of 372 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 41% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students372 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Burke High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Burke High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank#537 out of 1142 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
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9%
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Black
97%
34%
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White
2%
51%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.060.62
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Graduation Rate80-84%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharleston 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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