Ware County High School

700 Victory Dr
Waycross, GA 31503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Ware County High School serves 1,548 students in grades 9-12.
Ware County High 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 47% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is higher 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 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

School Overview

Ware County High School's student population of 1,548 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 105 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,548 students
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Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
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School Comparison

Ware County High 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 Ware County High School is 0.59, 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
#695 out of 2188 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
15%
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Black
36%
37%
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White
53%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.590.69
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Graduation Rate
90%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
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 Ware County High School is Waycross Regional Youth Detention Center (3.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Ware County Middle School (1.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waycross Ware County Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 794 students
    1.9 miles
    2301 Cherokee St
    Waycross, GA 31503
    (912) 287-2341
    1.9 6-8 794
  • 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
    2.4 miles
    2114 Dorothy St
    Waycross, GA 31501
    (912) 287-2366
    2.4 K-5 555
  • Waycross Ruskin Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 451 students
    2.5 miles
    3550 Valdosta Hwy
    Waycross, GA 31503
    (912) 287-2325
    2.5 K-5 451
  • Waycross Waycross Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 578 students
    2.6 miles
    700 Central Ave
    Waycross, GA 31501
    (912) 287-2333
    2.6 6-8 578

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