Waycross Middle School

  • Waycross Middle School serves 578 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is equal to the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Waycross Middle 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Waycross Middle School's student population of 578 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students578 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waycross Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,185 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Waycross Middle School is 0.61, 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 School Rank (16-17)#947 out of 2185 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
16%
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Black
45%
37%
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White
43%
39%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Waycross Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.610.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waycross Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
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

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