Top 5 Best Wayne County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 5,101 students in Wayne County, GA (there are 2 private schools, serving 90 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in Wayne County, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Wayne County, GA are Odum Elementary School, Screven Elementary School and Arthur Williams Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Wayne County, GA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Georgia public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 40% statewide average). Schools in Wayne County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Georgia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Georgia public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Wayne County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Odum Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Blue Jay Drive
Odum, GA 31555
(912) 586-2225
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #22.
Screven Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
414 School St
Screven, GA 31560
(912) 579-2261
Grades: PK-5
| 204 students
Rank: #33.
Arthur Williams Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1175 S Us Highway 301
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-1025
Grades: 6-8
| 628 students
Rank: #44.
Bacon Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1425 W Orange St
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-1077
Grades: PK-5
| 627 students
Rank: #55.
Jesup Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1155 S Us Highway 301
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-1033
Grades: PK-5
| 665 students
Rank: #66.
Wayne County High School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Jacket Dr
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-1088
Grades: 9-12
| 1,425 students
Rank: #77.
Martha Puckett Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
475 Durrence Rd
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-1061
Grades: 6-8
| 589 students
Rank: #88.
Martha Rawls Smith Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1206 N 4th St
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-1044
Grades: PK-5
| 568 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Wayne County, GA

Wayne County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Prek Center (Closed 2011)
Special Education School
420 Cedar St
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-1022
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1365 West Orange Street
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-1000
Grades: 6-12
| 53 students
249 Joe Nada Road
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 586-2511
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1355 West Orange Street
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-1088
Grades: 9-12
| 31 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Wayne County, GA?
The top ranked public schools in Wayne County, GA include Odum Elementary School, Screven Elementary School and Arthur Williams Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Wayne County, GA?
8 public schools are located in Wayne County, GA.
What percentage of students in Wayne County, GA go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in Wayne County, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Wayne County, GA?
Wayne County, GA public schools minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Georgia public schools average of 63% (majority Black).

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