Burke High School

School News & Announcements

  • American Legion Building Dedication

    JROTC had a strong presence in Hollywood, SC this past Saturday when they participated in the dedication ceremony of the American Legion building.

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  • TMD Class Spotlight 1st Semester Review

    School faculty and staff members collaborated with the TMD class to make glitter slime for a holiday, sensory activity.

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  • Burke High Wins Best Overall Architectural Design for Bridge Contest

    It was a wonderful day for Burke at the Storm the Citadel event. We won Best Overall Architectural Design for the Bridge Contest, First runner up in the structural design of the bridge High School / College Division, (Bridge weight ratio to 100lb target - meaning we had a competitive bridge that was lighter than ours hold the targeted weight.) Overall we carried a weight of 357 lbs with the bridge before failure - well above all competitors that elected to test their bridges to failure... but it was not part of the contesting, just a learning opportunity. Kudos Mr. Kemp, Mr. Noble and students!

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  • Citadel Leadership Conference

    On Friday, January 31, 2020 Burke High School brought 9 of our students to the Citadel to attend a Leadership and Ethics Conference. Our students were involved in a series of discussions and activities where they examined the importance of being a principled leader in their school, future profession and community. Presentations were delivered by a diverse cohort of Citadel cadets, faculty and staff. At the end of the program, our students received a certificate of completion.

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    Cheryl Swinton, Principal


  • Welcome to Burke High School, a comprehensive community high school located on the peninsula of Charleston, South Carolina. Rich in the tradition of excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics, each school year is embraced with great anticipation for success and student growth.

     At Burke, your child will receive a world-class education in an environment led by nurturing and caring adults. We simply ask you to partner with us as we guide students toward an education that opens doors to college, careers, and engaged citizenry.

     We believe instruction should be delivered in relevant, engaging and innovative ways. Therefore, opportunities abound at Burke. In addition to Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs such as building construction, culinary arts, digital art and design, health science, and engineering, students can participate in integrated project-based courses where lessons and projects connect to real-world situations and problems. They also have access to dual credit courses, advanced placement courses, and college preparatory course work.

     Finally, please let us know how we can assist and support your child’s education at Burke, a nationally recognized school. We BARK loudest through Trust, Respect, and Responsibility.



    Cheryl F. Swinton

    Cheryl Swinton

    Executive Principal