Average Teacher Salary in Burke County Schools

The average teacher salary in Burke County Schools is $37,404.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $23,120 $17,030 $18,660 $21,110 $25,820 $31,180
Kindergarten $36,430 $28,020 $30,520 $33,890 $40,150 $50,200
Elementary $42,760 $32,160 $36,720 $42,100 $48,760 $54,870
Middle school $42,040 $29,990 $33,770 $40,880 $49,900 $57,130
High school $42,670 $34,230 $37,100 $41,400 $47,270 $54,600

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General Facts

  • Staff: 2,026
  • Full time teachers: 1,050
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 12 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 241
  • Instructional Coordinators: 24
  • Elementary Teachers: 497
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 528
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 13,269

Financial Statistics for Burke County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $25,087,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $79,005,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $13,307,000
  • Total revenue: $117,399,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $68,288,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $74,047,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $18,056,000
  • Expenditures per student: $1,786,000
  • Total expenditures: $113,512,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $37,073,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $11,770,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Burke County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Burke County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Chesterfield Elementary
2142 Pax Hill Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-3026
  • Total: 230
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 33
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 38
  • 5th grade: 38
11 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Drexel Primary
101 Altavista St
Drexel, NC 28619
828-437-3160
  • Total: 309
  • Kindergarten: 88
  • 1st grade: 104
  • 2nd grade: 117
11 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 2nd Grade
Forest Hill Elementary
304 Ann St
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-5906
  • Total: 438
  • Kindergarten: 77
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 63
  • 5th grade: 82
15 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
George Hildebrand Elementary
8078 G Hildebrand Sch Rd
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
828-879-9595
  • Total: 397
  • Kindergarten: 65
  • 1st grade: 62
  • 2nd grade: 57
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 75
  • 5th grade: 70
13 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Glen Alpine Elementary
302 London St
Morganton, NC 28655
828-584-0661
  • Total: 513
  • Kindergarten: 61
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 99
  • 3rd grade: 101
  • 4th grade: 87
  • 5th grade: 89
12 to 1 41 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hallyburton Elementary
205 South Main St
Drexel, NC 28619
828-437-4184
  • Total: 280
  • 3rd grade: 92
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 97
15 to 1 18 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Hildebran Elementary
703 Us Hwy 70 West
Hildebran, NC 28637
828-397-3181
  • Total: 388
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 62
  • 2nd grade: 69
  • 3rd grade: 67
  • 4th grade: 72
  • 5th grade: 61
12 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hillcrest Elementary
201 Tennessee St
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-4258
  • Total: 211
  • Kindergarten: 92
  • 1st grade: 84
  • 2nd grade: 116
  • 3rd grade: 96
  • 4th grade: 120
  • 5th grade: 105
8 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Icard Elementary
3087 Icard Sch Rd
Icard, NC 28666
828-397-3491
  • Total: 313
  • Kindergarten: 52
  • 1st grade: 57
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 48
  • 4th grade: 45
  • 5th grade: 49
13 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mountain View Elementary
106 Alphabet Ln
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-1584
  • Total: 222
  • Kindergarten: 93
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 95
  • 3rd grade: 91
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 94
  • 6th grade: 95
11 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mull Elementary
1140 Old Nc 18 South
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-5785
  • Total: 376
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 69
  • 3rd grade: 66
  • 4th grade: 69
  • 5th grade: 66
14 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Oak Hill Elementary
2363 Nc 181
Morganton, NC 28655
828-433-1533
  • Total: 467
  • Kindergarten: 20
  • 1st grade: 21
  • 2nd grade: 14
  • 3rd grade: 24
  • 4th grade: 22
  • 5th grade: 26
  • 6th grade: 25
  • 7th grade: 22
  • 8th grade: 27
13 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Ray Childers Elementary
1183 Cape Hickory Rd
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-1340
  • Total: 503
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 86
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 86
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 85
14 to 1 37 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Rutherford College Elementary
170 Honeycutt Dr
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-879-8870
  • Total: 232
  • Kindergarten: 29
  • 1st grade: 38
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 38
  • 5th grade: 42
11 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Salem Elementary
1329 Salem Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-5901
  • Total: 556
  • Kindergarten: 84
  • 1st grade: 92
  • 2nd grade: 79
  • 3rd grade: 109
  • 4th grade: 87
  • 5th grade: 105
13 to 1 42 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Valdese Elementary
298 Praley St
Valdese, NC 28690
828-874-0704
  • Total: 411
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 57
  • 3rd grade: 69
  • 4th grade: 90
  • 5th grade: 68
14 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
W A Young Elementary
325 Conley Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-584-0632
  • Total: 396
  • Kindergarten: 56
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 63
13 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Burke County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Burke Alternative School
510 College St
Morganton, NC 28655
828-433-1321
  • Total: 86
  • 7th grade: 2
  • 8th grade: 3
  • 9th grade: 21
  • 10th grade: 21
  • 11th grade: 23
  • 12th grade: 16
6 to 1 14 6th Grade 12th Grade
East Alps
213 1st St
Hildebran, NC 28637
828-397-6175
  • Total: 72
  • 8th grade: 3
  • 9th grade: 6
  • 10th grade: 13
  • 11th grade: 19
  • 12th grade: 31
8 to 1 9 7th Grade 12th Grade
East Burke Middle
3519 Miller Bridge Rd
Icard, NC 28666
828-397-7446
  • Total: 775
  • 6th grade: 260
  • 7th grade: 245
  • 8th grade: 270
16 to 1 50 6th Grade 8th Grade
Heritage Middle
1951 Enon Rd
Valdese, NC 28690
828-874-0731
  • Total: 659
  • 6th grade: 213
  • 7th grade: 233
  • 8th grade: 213
14 to 1 46 6th Grade 8th Grade
Liberty Middle
529 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-1330
  • Total: 671
  • 6th grade: 234
  • 7th grade: 216
  • 8th grade: 221
16 to 1 41 6th Grade 8th Grade
Table Rock Middle
1581 Nc 126
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-5212
  • Total: 625
  • 6th grade: 194
  • 7th grade: 225
  • 8th grade: 206
14 to 1 45 6th Grade 8th Grade
Walter R Johnson Middle
701 Lenoir Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-430-7340
  • Total: 525
  • 6th grade: 149
  • 7th grade: 192
  • 8th grade: 184
13 to 1 39 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Burke County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Burke Alternative School
510 College St
Morganton, NC 28655
828-433-1321
  • Total: 86
  • 7th grade: 2
  • 8th grade: 3
  • 9th grade: 21
  • 10th grade: 21
  • 11th grade: 23
  • 12th grade: 16
6 to 1 14 6th Grade 12th Grade
East Alps
213 1st St
Hildebran, NC 28637
828-397-6175
  • Total: 72
  • 8th grade: 3
  • 9th grade: 6
  • 10th grade: 13
  • 11th grade: 19
  • 12th grade: 31
8 to 1 9 7th Grade 12th Grade
East Burke High
3695 East Burke Blvd
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
828-397-5541
  • Total: 1,123
  • 9th grade: 309
  • 10th grade: 286
  • 11th grade: 249
  • 12th grade: 279
15 to 1 76 9th Grade 12th Grade
Freedom High
511 Independence Blvd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-433-1310
  • Total: 1,295
  • 9th grade: 366
  • 10th grade: 341
  • 11th grade: 256
  • 12th grade: 332
14 to 1 95 9th Grade 12th Grade
Robert L Patton High
701 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-433-3000
  • Total: 1,006
  • 9th grade: 303
  • 10th grade: 284
  • 11th grade: 262
  • 12th grade: 157
16 to 1 65 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Burke County Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Burke Middle College
1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC 28655
828-430-7100
  • Total: 106
  • 11th grade: 64
  • 12th grade: 42
33 to 1 3 11th Grade 12th Grade
North Liberty
523 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-9656
  • Total: 84
  • Kindergarten: 1
  • 1st grade: 4
  • 2nd grade: 2
  • 3rd grade: 8
  • 4th grade: 6
  • 5th grade: 6
  • 6th grade: 8
  • 7th grade: 5
  • 8th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 5
  • 10th grade: 8
  • 11th grade: 25
  • 12th grade: 4
7 to 1 12 Kindergarten 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $17,397
  • Median family income: $42,114
  • Median male income: $24,216
  • Median female income: $18,611
  • Median income of a renter: $26,239
  • Median income of a home owner: $40,051
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    5,890 5,530 6,790 4,760 1,500