Memorial Drive Elementary School

2580 Ambrose St
Waycross, GA 31503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Memorial Drive Elementary School serves 335 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Memorial Drive Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Memorial Drive Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Memorial Drive Elementary School's student population of 335 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Memorial Drive Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Memorial Drive Elementary School is 0.62, 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
#973 out of 2188 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
15%
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Black
35%
37%
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White
50%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.620.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWare County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Memorial Drive Elementary School is Ware County High School (4.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Waycross Middle School (2.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waycross Waycross Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 578 students
    2.1 miles
    700 Central Ave
    Waycross, GA 31501
    (912) 287-2333
    2.1 6-8 578
  • Waycross Williams Heights Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 456 students
    2.2 miles
    705 Dewey St
    Waycross, GA 31501
    (912) 287-2399
    2.2 K-5 456
  • Waycross Center Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 555 students
    3.8 miles
    2114 Dorothy St
    Waycross, GA 31501
    (912) 287-2366
    3.8 K-5 555
  • Waycross Ware County High School Math: 47% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,548 student
    4.0 miles
    700 Victory Dr
    Waycross, GA 31503
    (912) 287-2351
    4 9-12 1,548
  • Blackshear Midway Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 477 students
    4.8 miles
    3244 Midway Church Rd
    Blackshear, GA 31516
    (912) 807-0084
    4.8 PK-5 477

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