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Burke County Schools


Burke County Schools is located in west North Carolina. Burke County Schools has 507.10 square miles of land area and 7.98 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Burke County Schools population is 90,164. Burke County Schools median household income is $37,735 in 2010-2014. Burke County Schools median house value is $111,700 in 2010-2014. On average, Burke County Schools is much better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (15 out of 104, top 14%)
Elementary/Middle School: (17 out of 115, top 15%)*
Rank: #14
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:27
Population90,164 (2010-2014), rank #31
Population Growth1.32% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:175.05/sq mi, rank #42
Median Household Income:$37,735 at 2010-2014—4.64% increase since 2005-2009, rank #74
Median House Price:$111,700 at 2010-2014—7.51% increase since 2005-2009, rank #81
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:507.10 sq mi, rank #38
Water Area:7.98 sq mi (1.55%), rank #45
State:North Carolina
County:Burke County
City:Morganton, Lenoir, Glen Alpine, Valdese, Salem, Connellys Springs, Lawndale, Hickory, Rutherford College, Connelly Springs, Nebo, Newland, Hildebran, Rhodhiss, Longview, Icard, Drexel
Zip:28655, 28645, 28628, 28690, 28612, 28090, 28602, 28671, 28761, 28657, 28637, 28601, 28667, 28666, 28619
Area:Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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Burke County Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

700 East Parker Rd
Morganton NC, 28655, Burke County
Phone: 828-439-4311

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:12,81013,34313,50413,86214,07815,56914,026
English Language Learner Students:9121,0099269721,0331,1811,503
Total Teachers:864.23875.53803.06919.16993.621,049.601,059.10
Total Other Staff:820.28812.58776.19857.34894.88975.90979.00
Instructional Aides:189.62196.76191.52212.14217.59240.50236.40
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:6.328.009.278.0610.6424.1034.70
Total Guidance Counselors:38.0038.9934.0041.6141.0046.0046.20
Elementary Guidance Counselors:16.2514.0012.0013.0015.0016.0016.00
Secondary Guidance Counselors:19.2522.9920.0025.6126.0028.9028.20
Other Guidance Counselors:2.502.002.003.00NA1.10NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:18.9820.0015.8021.0021.9026.8025.00
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:16.0014.8915.2311.9315.9411.5011.30
District Administrative Support:47.5150.0044.7344.0946.3154.4054.80
School Administrators:52.0043.4839.9842.1249.9953.4053.10
School Administrative Support:63.5359.0551.8569.3470.3172.7045.80
Student Support Services:128.27119.70116.47127.91125.31117.80118.20
Other Support Services:260.05261.71257.34279.14295.89328.70353.50
Student-Teacher Ratio:14.8215.2416.8215.0814.1714.8313.24


Burke Middle College Grade 11 to Grade 12   1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton NC 28655
Chesterfield ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2142 Pax Hill Rd, Morganton NC 28655
Drexel ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   100 Alta Vista St, Morganton NC 28655
East Burke HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   3695 East Burke Blvd, Connellys Springs NC 28612
East Burke MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   3519 Miller Bridge Rd, Connellys Springs NC 28612
Forest Hill ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   304 Ann St, Morganton NC 28655
Freedom HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   511 Independence Blvd, Morganton NC 28655
George Hildebrand ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   8078 G Hildebrand Sch Rd, Connellys Springs NC 28612
Glen Alpine ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   302 London St, Morganton NC 28655
Hallyburton Academy Grade 6 to Grade 12   205 South Main St, Drexel NC 28619
Heritage MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   1951 Enon Rd, Valdese NC 28690
Hildebran ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   703 Us Hwy 70 West, Hildebran NC 28637
Icard ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3087 Icard School Rd, Connellys Springs NC 28612
Jimmy C Draughn High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   709 Lovelady Rd Ne, Valdese NC 28690
Liberty MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   529 Enola Rd, Morganton NC 28655
Mountain Crest ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   201 Tennessee St, Morganton NC 28655
Mull ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1140 Old Nc 18 South, Morganton NC 28655
North Liberty Kindergarten to Grade 12   523 Enola Rd, Morganton NC 28655
Oak Hill ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2363 Nc 181, Morganton NC 28655
Ray Childers ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1183 Cape Hickory Rd, Hickory NC 28601
Robert L. Patton High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   701 Enola Rd, Morganton NC 28655
Rutherford College ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   170 Honeycutt Dr, Rutherford College NC 28671
Salem ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1329 Salem Rd, Morganton NC 28655
Table Rock MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   1585 Nc 126, Morganton NC 28655
Valdese ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   298 Praley St, Valdese NC 28690
W A Young ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   325 Conley Rd, Morganton NC 28655
Walter R Johnson MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   701 Lenoir Rd, Morganton NC 28655

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std86.6%82.6%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std71.8%66.7%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std73%69%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std71.4%67.7%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std85.3%77.8%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std77.5%76.7%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std82.5%78.7%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std38.9%36.3%
2006Algebra IIEnd of course% met std93.2%80.3%
2007Algebra IIEnd of course% met std87.6%65.1%
2008Algebra IIEnd of course% met std74.4%67.2%
2009Algebra IIEnd of course% met std78.4%72.9%
2010Algebra IIEnd of course% met std92.1%84.9%
2011Algebra IIEnd of course% met std90%82.3%
2006BiologyEnd of course% met std69%63.4%
2007BiologyEnd of course% met std67.1%65.3%
2008BiologyEnd of course% met std65.9%68%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std72.6%71.2%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std87.2%81.2%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std85.8%79.9%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std87.7%83%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std45.6%45.6%
2006ChemistryEnd of course% met std87%77.1%
2008ChemistryEnd of course% met std83.5%71.8%
2009ChemistryEnd of course% met std84.6%77.7%
2006Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std57.3%60.1%
2007Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std59.5%65.8%
2008Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std65.3%68.5%
2009Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std72.6%71.4%
2010Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std88.6%78.7%
2011Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std82.7%80%
2006English IEnd of course% met std84.2%82.8%
2007English IEnd of course% met std74.2%72.1%
2008English IEnd of course% met std72.7%73.1%
2009English IEnd of course% met std77.9%73.8%
2010English IEnd of course% met std89.9%82.4%
2011English IEnd of course% met std84.6%80.6%
2012English IEnd of course% met std83.8%82.9%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std47.9%51.2%
2006GeometryEnd of course% met std88.3%68.8%
2007GeometryEnd of course% met std70.6%63.3%
2008GeometryEnd of course% met std72.1%67.9%
2009GeometryEnd of course% met std77.1%73.3%
2010GeometryEnd of course% met std88.4%82.3%
2006Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std77.3%69.1%
2008Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std63.7%58.4%
2009Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std53.8%62.7%
2010Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std73.6%76.4%
2011Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std81.5%76.5%
2006PhysicsEnd of course% met std> 95.0%85.1%
2008PhysicsEnd of course% met std83.7%81.5%
2009PhysicsEnd of course% met std93.8%85.9%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std57.9%56.8%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std63.6%64.6%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std68.4%66.5%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std75.5%71.2%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std79.3%81.6%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std83.9%81.5%
EOG Test
2006Mathematics10th Grade% met std23.3%17.6%
2007Mathematics10th Grade% met std33.1%22.6%
2008Mathematics10th Grade% met std30.6%25.1%
2009Mathematics10th Grade% met std50%52.1%
2010Mathematics10th Grade% met std66.7%56.6%
2012Mathematics10th Grade% met std71.4%55.7%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std18.9%18.5%
2007Reading10th Grade% met std> 95.0%84.5%
2008Reading10th Grade% met std75%56%
2009Reading10th Grade% met std33.3%59.6%
2010Reading10th Grade% met std83.3%64.7%
2012Reading10th Grade% met std> 95.0%63.5%
2012Science10th Grade% met std> 95.0%58.6%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std42.4%54.1%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std56.5%51.8%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std74.5%71.9%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std76.4%70.1%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std72.7%69.4%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std80%69.9%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std72%67.8%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std73.9%70.9%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std79.1%73.2%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std85.6%81.3%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std87.7%81.9%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std88.1%82.1%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std85.2%82.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std44.4%46.8%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std83.7%82.9%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std85.5%81.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std55.6%54.5%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std69.4%65.5%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std72.5%66.4%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std74%67.6%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std73.4%68.8%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std47.2%45.2%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std65%65%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std71.5%67.7%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std80.6%72.8%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std87.4%81.5%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std88.3%83%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std89.2%83.8%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std88.8%85.1%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std48.5%47.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std87.3%83.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std88.5%85.2%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std61.8%59.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std72%69.1%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std77.8%71.6%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std76.8%71.6%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std79.3%71.6%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std49.0%43.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std44.4%49.5%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std53.1%52%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std61.8%58.7%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std63%63.1%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std71.5%66.7%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std78.6%69.6%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std87.7%80.1%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std88.6%81.2%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std87.6%82%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std89.9%82.1%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std51.8%47.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std90.6%88.4%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std90.6%89.3%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std59.1%55.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std71.6%68.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std76.6%71.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std80%72.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std80.4%72.3%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std42.0%39.5%
2008Science5th Grade% met std50.8%40.1%
2009Science5th Grade% met std72%60.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std86.3%68.9%
2011Science5th Grade% met std87.8%73.4%
2012Science5th Grade% met std90.5%75.9%
2013Science5th Grade% met std60.4%45.4%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std69.8%61.9%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std76.4%64.6%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std75%68.2%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std88.8%78.1%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std89.8%80.5%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std87.9%80.7%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std85.3%80.5%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std43.1%38.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std85%81.5%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std89.7%82.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std65.2%59.3%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std77.4%71%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std82.8%75.3%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std80.1%75.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std79.5%75.2%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std47.0%46.4%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std74.4%61.8%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std75.4%63.5%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std79.2%67.3%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std88.1%78.4%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std89.6%80.2%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std89.3%81.1%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std86.5%81.1%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std47.1%38.5%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std89.1%86.4%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std90.6%86.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std56.5%51.1%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std71.4%65%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std73.5%66.8%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std74.7%67.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std73.3%68.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std48.3%47.8%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std40.9%46%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std50.8%50.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std60.9%57.5%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std70.6%60.7%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std74.5%65.1%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std78.5%68.2%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std90.8%80.4%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std93.1%83.9%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std92.2%84.4%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std90.2%85.2%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std44.6%34.2%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std90.3%86.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std92.5%87.9%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std61.3%54.2%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std74.7%66.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std77.8%69.5%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std76.5%69.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std77.6%71.1%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std40.8%41.0%
2008Science8th Grade% met std60.8%51.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std79.2%67.6%
2010Science8th Grade% met std89.7%72.8%
2011Science8th Grade% met std87.9%74.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std90.5%77.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std60.5%59.1%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$110,620,000$8,192 $121,447,000$8,761 $124,569,000$8,848 
Total Expenditures:$110,183,000$8,159 $115,342,000$8,321 $123,873,000$8,799 
Total Current Expenditures:$101,431,000$7,511 $106,311,000$7,669 $112,228,000$7,972 
Instructional Expenditures:$63,000,000$4,66562.1%$66,982,000$4,83263.0%$68,853,000$4,89161.4%
Student and Staff Support:$7,223,000$5357.1%$8,596,000$6208.1%$9,352,000$6648.3%
Operations, Food, Other:$19,823,000$1,46819.5%$19,859,000$1,43318.7%$20,273,000$1,44018.1%
Total Capital Outlay:$3,184,000$236 $2,720,000$196 $5,286,000$375 
Construction:$1,702,000$126 $2,375,000$171 $3,185,000$226 
Total Other:$2,542,000$188 $2,506,000$181 $2,271,000$161 
Interest on Debt:$2,590,000$192 $2,763,000$199 $2,990,000$212 
Total Salary:$65,839,000$4,876 $71,844,000$5,183 $76,681,000$5,447 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$45,534,000$3,37269.2%$48,849,000$3,52468.0%$51,522,000$3,66067.2%
Other Salary:$20,305,000$1,50430.8%$22,995,000$1,65932.0%$25,159,000$1,78732.8%
Total Benefit:$21,582,000$1,598 $21,850,000$1,576 $21,225,000$1,508 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$14,381,000$1,06566.6%$14,421,000$1,04066.0%$13,903,000$98865.5%
Other Benefit:$7,201,000$53333.4%$7,429,000$53634.0%$7,322,000$52034.5%

* Burke County Schools was rated 4.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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