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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Burke County High School is a public school located in Waynesboro, GA. It has 1,162 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.
Address
1057 Burke Veterans Pkwy
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Telephone
(706) 554-6691
Website

Burke County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1020
82 responses
Average ACT
21
36 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$38,707
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$581
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Pep rallys, parades, prom,
    48%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Beta Convention
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Concerts
    9%
  • Track Meets
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,162
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,656
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,200/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Burke County High School offered a variety of courses throughout my years as a student, including many dual enrollment classes, which has significantly increased my college preparation in many ways. However, I would like to see more AP and IB classes reinstated at the school, more communication with dually enrolled students regarding high school deadlines and activities, and less favoritism shown by faculty members. I would also like to see less underclassmen being pushed to take more dual enrollment classes before experiencing high school courses, as it could negatively affect their future GPAs and college applications.
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My experience at Burke County High School was very interesting. My freshman year was the year where I was lost did not know what was going on. However as years went on I started to become the student I am today. I was always a friendly and energetic student ready to learn, and that was how I related the the teachers so well. The teachers were very respectful, took their job very serious, and made sure that every student was learning. Although something I would change was how some student athletes were treated. For example the football team, they were treated as if they were Superbowl champions and everything the school investment in was for them. In conclusion my overall experience at Burke County High School was something I would not change and shaped me into the person I am today.
While attending Burke County High school, you will have many opportunities to make sure your future will be bright after high school. From our Criminal justice program all the way to our Food and Nutrition Program Burke County High school will help you find the perfect career after high school.