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Burke High School

Public | 9-12 | 2245 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2011

Coming from a graduate, Its a jock school.. Nothing special, a hassle if anything. The school is extremely overcrowded way over populous limits making it difficult to focus. Parking and leaving the premises in the mornings and evenings was a joke because it took about 15-20 minutes just to leave a small parking lot that was jam packed nearly every day. Grading system is horrible, and some teachers wont even give an effort to make in depth instructions for new projects or assignments, usually very vague as if very little time was put into planning the day. The students that get the most assistance and appreciation are jocks, those involved in sports. Plain and simple. The only positive thing I could say about this school is the fact it was usually clean, and was recently renovated. They do have a good Orchestra and Band programs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2010

Over-crowded, ridiculous grading policy, and kids bussed in from everywhere are just a few reasons to avoid this school at all costs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2010

this school is very awesome i have never been to a better school in my life. i recommend others going to this school also
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2010

burke such a terrible school. never have disliked so many people and teachers as i at burke. anyone who has a choice of what school they attend, i strongly advise they look elsewhere for a quality education that you will not receive at burke
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2010

I would never recommend sending a child to Burke. Aside from it being way over populated, students are not held accountable for their decisions. It is very difficult to teach a child to be responsible when academic integrity is not enforced at Burke. There is a no fail policy and it doesn't take long for a child to figure this out. It makes efforts at home so much more difficult when the child knows that he won't fail no matter what!! Pick a different school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

I went to burke it's a great school.. I love it people are friendly.. I'm Sudanese and we had tons of Sudanese there and they were getting along with everyone.. I love burke lol :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2009

the baseball team is amazing. Class of 2011! Teachers are fun to talk to and my classmates are tight
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

great school and great kids i recomednt this school i use to go here for my 9th grade and its a great school for 07/08


Posted January 18, 2008

There are many pros & cons that make the school how it is. I think they should have modular scheduling & not closed campus to make us feel like we're in a prison. They tried to fix the luch scheduleto make a better improvment, but and I eat luch in the middle of my classes. I also seems the administration cares nothing about the students. They treat us very rudely, even the students who get very involved, by yelling at us with megaphones & forcing us to get out by 3:00 everyday. What student is going to want to get involved if they get pushed out out of? I do feel it's diverse, clicky but it can be a good experience. The Drama & Music is a great part about Burke. Everyone is close and we have a blast. The school should know more about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2007

Burke is a great school! I attended the school years ago and now my children go there. The teachers and principal really care. Thanks for all you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I finished at Burke in 2000. It was the third school I had attended. Yes, it's cliquey and the lunch scheduling needs to be improved but, all in all, it was a great experience. Go Bull Dogs!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2005

I went to school in colorado last year, and now I attend Burke High School in Omaha. Compared to my school last year, Burke is terrible. They smother students with rules. That may explain the low graduation rate. Every morning I walk in, there is a lady with a megaphone yelling, 'get to class! Lets go! Lets go!' It really gets on my nerves and is unneccessary. They have closed campus, the scheduling is a mess with the lunch room (some classes have to leave in the middle of class and go to lunch). Burke needs to give students more freedom(they call your parents every time you are late to class)It is a terrible school. High school can be an enjoyable experiance. Not at Burke however.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2005

I attended Burke and graduated in 1999. Over the years many changes have been made, to include a new principal. Personally after talking over the years with my former teachers, classmates who are current teachers (go figure), and seeing the change in the student body's attitude towards school involvement, Burke High has come leaps and bounds compared to the 1995-1999 era when I was there. I have a very outside view since I no longer live in Omaha on top of being in the military, but I believe that once the construction is done and the school stops playing politics with boosters, alumni, and parents (that was a HUGE problem when I was there) then it will be THE premier high school to go to and people will be fighting to attend school there!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 9, 2004

I go to Burke, and it's an awsome school! It has a great music and drama program, and good academics as well. The only downfall is that we are currently under construction and we have a population of 2134 or so.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2004

Friendly atmosphere. Nice kids. Great choice. My student enjoyed attending Morton. Friendly teachers and staff make new children feel welcome. No complaints!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

560 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

563 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2012.

562 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

564 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
Female38%
Male45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic57%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch22%

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch32%
Special education studentsn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female49%
Male60%
White, not Hispanic74%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female63%
Male51%
Black, not Hispanic)24%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial58%
White, not Hispanic69%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch37%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 71%
Black 19% 7%
Hispanic 16% 16%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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12200 Burke Blvd
Omaha, NE 68154
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Phone: (402) 557-3200

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