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East Burke High

Public | 9-12 | 918 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2013

I went for freshman year then my parents made me move. The teachers are amazing and are always trying to help students succeed. The music program is one of the best in the state, the band even got invited to play in Normandy, France. At the end of the next school year (2013-2014). The kids here very much believe in if your nice to me ill be nice to you. Mrs. Jennings is always there. They enforce the dress code the best they can.


Posted September 19, 2012

I was a student there and graduated in 1995. I loved it! There are so many clubs to join and the band program is the best! The band director knows what he is doing....I have many fond memories of attending there. I would not even think of going to another school. The teachers were nice and the school was very clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

My school is has the best education and teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2008

Ditto on the girl's sports.. no support. When I was in high school, my mom had to drive me to the sports events and she even had to buy my uniform. I was not academically ready for college and graduated with a 3.9. It took me 2 years to just catch up in college with students from other states. (ACC College)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2006

I think this school is great. There is a wide varity of classes available for students to take, and also many great extracurricular activities. The best thing about it, though, is the great teachers. All are kind and supportive and willing to do anything to help students suceed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2006

This is a great school. I learned alot and the teachers and staff were wonderful. I was glad that I attended school here two years ago.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2005

I think that the quality of academic programs are some of the best I personally have ever seen. The avability of music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities are some of the best around except for the support of female athletes. I think that female athletes should have the same support from the school just as much as the football team does or have equal support. The level of parent involvement is also some of the best i have ever seen especially in athletics and music.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2005

Academic programs are great. As for sports, they need to realize there are more programs than football here and that girls sports are just as important. Very much behind the times in support for female athletes.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

258 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Blackn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

229 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian53%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted86%

Biology

All Students42%
Female37%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted92%

English II

All Students49%
Female58%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian54%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 52%
Asian 9% 3%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Black 1% 26%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Phil Smith
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (828) 397-7652

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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3695 East Burke Boulevard
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
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