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Burke Basic School Review

The Burke Basic School opened their charter school in 1995 for students in kindergarten through sixth grades. The average enrollment is 650 students per year. The curriculum focuses on core subjects, however, does offer other activities so students can receive a well-rounded education.

Along with the core subjects, students can participate in extra curricular activities including band, computer arts, orchestra, dance, chorus, painting, theater, student council, academic contests, yearbook, and science & technology. Sports offered at the school include gymnastics, physical education classes, and wrestling. The student body ethnicity is 53% Hispanic, 32% white, 10% black, 3% American Indian, and 2% not specified.

Parents love the school, the curriculum, and the teachers that are helping their children succeed. Most parents have noticed a change in the way their children enjoy school, grades, and even social activity since going to Burke Basic School. Teachers are nurturing and want each child to achieve their goals, so they spend time with each student to ensure their success. All classes are challenging and work toward preparing students for higher grades along with gifted classes for those that excel.

Students at Burke Basic School took part in the AIMS exam, which measures if students are meeting or exceeding the standards set by the state of Arizona. Percentages of students at this school that passed or exceeded the exam as well as state averages are listed below.

In reading, 70% of 3rd graders passed with the state average at 76%, in writing 73% with the state at 79%, and in math 65% with the state at 68%.

In reading, 75% of 4th graders passed with the state average at 75%, in science 58% with the state at 60%, in writing 93% with the state at 83%, and in math 61% with the state at 65%.

In reading, 78% of 5th graders passed or exceeded the standards with the state average at 79%, in writing 56% with the state at 55%, and in math 51% with the state at 63%.

In reading, 80% of 6th graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state average at 81%, in writing 59% with the state at 56%, and in math 56% with the state at 59%.

Burke Basic School
131 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210


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