B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
80 Fletcher St
Goshen, NY 10924
Telephone
(845) 294-8892
Website
Organization Memberships
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

John S. Burke Catholic High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 4,000 private high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1110
57 responses
Average ACT
28
19 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Basketball games
    33%
  • Pep rallies
    27%
  • St.patricks parade
    20%
  • Pickle ball
    13%
  • Drama club performances
    7%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
497
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Poll
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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John S. Burke Catholic High School Reviews

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I had some good teachers...but they were far in between. The History department kills it, but then you get a football coach who teaches a business ethics class that was good for nothing, and the teacher had no idea what he was doing. Some teachers genuinely don't care there, their just waiting to retire at this point. Athletes are too privileged and the athletics department is corrupt. The Assistant Vice Principal used to harass students he didn't like, and watch as athletes did the same exact thing. Not diverse and open racism was present when I attended. This school did not prepare me for real life; The only thing it did was get me into college, which was achievable in my public school.
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If you are lucky you'll have one of the rare gems, a good teacher, of Burke. There are a handful of great teachers who care about engaging their students and work tirelessly to help their students learn. These teachers are so good because they are relatively young and as a result haven't become jaded (yet) after experiencing the rampant institutional incompetency at the school. While there are these naïve young teachers there are also department chairs who end up dropping half of the material on their syllabuses because they spent the first 20 minutes of every class enjoying some diet Sunkist and ignoring students. Most teachers wait until the day grades are due to grade all of their students' assignments so the kids have no opportunity to bring their grade up, or to even prepare their parents for what their average may be.
The drug and alcohol abuse by the students at this school is unbelievable. Parents think they're taking their kids away from drugs but in reality they are throwing drugs at them every time they write a tuition check. Every time there's a party I am legitimately amazed that students make it out of the weekend alive. It isn't a purely student related problem though, on the senior class trip the chaperones were drunk as soon as we got to Florida and weren't sober again until we landed back in New York. A majority of the student body suffers from depression but the counsellors/nurse either don't care enough or just aren't good enough to pick up the blatant signs of mental illness present in the student body.