Top 10 Best Burke County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 11,749 students in Burke County, NC. Burke County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Burke County, NC are East Burke High School, Robert L. Patton High School and Salem Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Burke County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Burke County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 54% (majority Black).

Best Burke County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
East Burke High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
3695 East Burke Boulevard
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
(828) 397-5541
Grades: 9-12
| 842 students
Rank: #22.
Robert L. Patton High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
701 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 433-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 762 students
Rank: #33.
Salem Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1329 Salem Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-5901
Grades: PK-5
| 406 students
Rank: #44.
Jimmy C Draughn High School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
709 Lovelady Road Ne
Valdese, NC 28690
(828) 879-4200
Grades: 9-12
| 631 students
Rank: #55.
Heritage Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1951 Enon Road
Valdese, NC 28690
(828) 874-0731
Grades: 6-8
| 527 students
Rank: #66.
Icard Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
3087 Icard School Road
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
(828) 397-3491
Grades: PK-5
| 278 students
Rank: #77.
New Dimensions
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
550 Lenoir Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-5753
Grades: K-8
| 386 students
Rank: #88.
Drexel Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Alta Vista Street
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-3160
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #99.
Valdese Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
298 Praley Street
Valdese, NC 28690
(828) 874-0704
Grades: PK-5
| 534 students
Rank: #1010.
East Burke Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3519 Miller Bridge Road
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
(828) 397-7446
Grades: 6-8
| 651 students
Rank: #1111.
Liberty Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
529 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-1330
Grades: 6-8
| 506 students
Rank: #1212.
Freedom High School
Math: 44% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
511 Independence Boulevard
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 433-1310
Grades: 9-12
| 1,265 students
Rank: #1313.
Table Rock Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1585 Nc 126
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-5212
Grades: 6-8
| 590 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
George Hildebrand Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8078 G Hildebrand Sch Road
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
(828) 879-9595
Grades: PK-5
| 294 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Hildebran Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
703 Us Hwy 70 West
Hildebran, NC 28637
(828) 397-3181
Grades: PK-5
| 354 students
Rank: #1616.
Glen Alpine Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
302 London Street
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 584-0661
Grades: PK-5
| 312 students
Rank: #1717.
Mull Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1140 Old Nc 18 South
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-5785
Grades: PK-5
| 260 students
Rank: #1818.
Walter R Johnson Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
701 Lenoir Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 430-7340
Grades: 6-8
| 520 students
Rank: #1919.
Forest Hill Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
304 Ann Street
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-5906
Grades: PK-5
| 265 students
Rank: #2020.
Oak Hill Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2363 Nc 181
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 433-1533
Grades: PK-5
| 339 students
Rank: #2121.
W A Young Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
325 Conley Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 584-0632
Grades: PK-5
| 341 students
Rank: #2222.
Hillcrest Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Tennessee Street
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-4258
Grades: PK-5
| 279 students
Rank: #2323.
Mountain View Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
805 Bouchelle St
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-1584
Grades: PK-5
| 604 students
Rank: #2424.
North Liberty
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
523 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-9656
Grades: PK-12
| 67 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Hallyburton Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
205 South Main Street
Drexel, NC 28619
(828) 437-4184
Grades: 6-12
| 69 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Nc School For The Deaf
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
517 W Fleming Dr
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 432-5388
Grades: PK-12
| 68 students
Rank: n/an/a
Burke Middle College
Math: 90-94%
1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 448-3175
Grades: 11-12
| 144 students
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Burke County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2142 Pax Hill Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-3026
Grades: PK-5
| 190 students
East Alps (Closed 2011)
Alternative School
213 1st St
Hildebran, NC 28637
(828) 397-6175
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Enola School Unit 24
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 433-2092
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
300 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 433-2661
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
205 South Main St
Drexel, NC 28619
(828) 437-4184
Grades: 3-5
| n/a students
300 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 438-6586
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
170 Honeycutt Drive
Rutherford College, NC 28671
(828) 879-8870
Grades: PK-5
| 209 students
517 West Fleming Dr
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 432-5200
Grades: K-12
| n/a students

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