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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Jeremiah E. Burke High School is a public, magnet school located in Dorchester, MA. It has 403 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Jeremiah E. Burke High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
990
47 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$57,880
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,381
National
$949
Median Home Value
$415,852
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 3 responses
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  • Talent Show
    67%
  • Pep rallies
    33%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
403
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,933
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$28,305/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Jeremiah E. Burke High School Reviews

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Due to the rough history of Burke, I was a nervous and afraid that something might happen to me. There been stabbings and brawls incidents in the past that made me fear for my decision. Thankfully, I went to Dearborn STEM Academy for middle school which for my 8th grade year, the school had to move to a temporary building due to renovation. Turns out, the school we moved into was on the 4th floor of the Burke High school. There, I got to see what Burke was really about and that same year, the Burke won 5,000 thousand dollars for being a turnaround school. With a big basketball gym with a weight room in the back, there was an amazing art room, and there was just so much space in the building. I felt like I could grown and change the perception of the Burke so I made decision to attend the school. Looking back to my four years at the Burke I can honestly say it was challenging but fun, like a journey.
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The Jeremiah E. Burke high School ha been amazing for me personally, tanks to the copious amounts of opportunities provided and to the wonderful staff that make it easy to create a bond with. With the Burke's help and involvement in my life, I've been able to get a job, participate in and win competitions, receive awards and recognition, and even win money like the 2,00 my friend and I won in the Build Pitch Fest 2018. The Burke isn't perfect as it could use some help in it's academics, but overall it's a fantastic school.
The Jeremiah E Burke is a great school. The school is located in a high poverty community, However the school encourages students, has good academics, and provides opportunities for their students such as BUILDON, YDN Health unit and so much more.