Burke County High School

1057 Burke Veterans Pkwy
Waynesboro, GA 30830
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Burke County High School serves 1,191 students in grades 9-12.
Burke County High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Burke County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Burke County High School's student population of 1,191 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,191 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Burke County High School
Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

Burke County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Burke County High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1785 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
2%
15%
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Black
66%
37%
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White
29%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.480.69
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Graduation Rate
89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
15%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBurke County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Burke County High School is Hephzibah High School (16.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Burke County Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waynesboro Burke County Middle School Math: 24% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 989 students
    0.2 miles
    356 Southside Dr
    Waynesboro, GA 30830
    (706) 554-3532
    0.2 6-8 989
  • Waynesboro Waynesboro Primary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 983 students
    0.2 miles
    352 Southside Dr
    Waynesboro, GA 30830
    (706) 554-5125
    0.2 PK-2 983
  • Waynesboro Blakeney Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 779 students
    0.5 miles
    100 Olympic Dr
    Waynesboro, GA 30830
    (706) 554-2265
    0.5 3-5 779
  • Hephzibah Mcbean Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 410 students
    11.8 miles
    1165 Hephzibah Mcbean Rd
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    (706) 592-3723
    11.8 PK-5 410
  • Hephzibah Georgia School For Innovation And The Classics Charter School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 722 students
    12.8 miles
    5073 Story Mill Rd
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    (706) 836-0169
    12.8 K-8 722

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