Burke High School is the worst possible school to send your child to. They lack the benefit of teaching students things that will help them do well on the ACT, SAT, or on their future in general. The school is extremely overpopulated (which I don't understand why due to how terrible of a school this is). Not only that, but way too much money goes to bussing students in to Burke. They have closed campus (which completely sucks), many of the teachers do not care about the success of their students, the principal is never even seen, and the lunches are absolutely terrible. If you want your child to have even a decent education and a good high school experience then I would recommend sending them anywhere but Burke High School.
It's largely overpopulated, which makes it difficult to get to class on time. They recently started making students wear ID's, which is basically a joke. They won't stop you at the front door if you aren't wearing them and they give little to no security. By the end of the year no passes were given out of class unless you had a security escort due to truancy, which really added to the prison feel. There are some teachers who truly do care about the students, but don't have the power to change the rules. Other teachers don't give the proper support/feedback, and don't seem to know what they should be doing. The grading system makes it hard to get an A and even harder to fail. It's obvious many students don't care and it very much affects the environment of the class room. Even AP classes are often dumbed down for the entire class in hopes of better test scores. There are a good amount of after school activities with instructors who actually care about the students, such as drama or band. The students/staff are generally fairly accepting/tolerable about race, sexual orientation, etc. 3 stars because while it's bad, it could be worse.
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.
Over-crowded, ridiculous grading policy, and kids bussed in from everywhere are just a few reasons to avoid this school at all costs.
this school is very awesome i have never been to a better school in my life. i recommend others going to this school also
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
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.
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 :)
the baseball team is amazing. Class of 2011! Teachers are fun to talk to and my classmates are tight
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Friendly atmosphere. Nice kids. Great choice. My student enjoyed attending Morton. Friendly teachers and staff make new children feel welcome. No complaints!
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