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Burke High School

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Posted January 2, 2005

I am a student at Burke and this would be a wonderful school to send your child. This school has a wonderful vocational program and excellent extracurricular activities. The new principle is doing a wonderful job and is changing th school for the good. The only bad thing is that we need more parent involvement.
—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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
28%
Writing

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled50%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students49%
Female60%
Male41%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals48%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled17%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant49%

Science

All Students51%
Female70%
Male35%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled25%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant51%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female47%
Male41%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant43%

Writing

All Students62%
Female81%
Male46%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students44%
Female53%
Male38%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled0%
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students54%
Female65%
Male47%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled19%
Not disabled63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students38%
Female24%
Male48%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals34%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled10%
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant38%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Female53%
Male29%
African-American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals39%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Writing

All Students47%
Female61%
Male38%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled7%
Not disabled56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals57%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant66%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
44%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
41%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
19%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 36%
White 1% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

Fax number
  • (843) 720-2359

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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