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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Burke County Schools is a public school district located in Waynesboro, GA. It has 4,283 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
789 Perimeter Road
Waynesboro, GA 30830

Burke County Schools Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Burke County Schools

High Schools in Burke County Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1010
111 responses
Average ACT
21
44 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,283
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$56,381,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,630/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$38,707
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$581
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,500
National
$184,700

Burke County Schools Reviews

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Burke county high school was overall one of my favorite school experiences, as well as the best four years that I spent in school. The teachers and community at BCHS are welcoming and do their very best to help you learn and be comfortable. The best thing about BCHS is that the extracurricular activities are numerous; they range from sports, such as football and tennis all the way to organizations such as Future Farmers Of America. Involvement is highly encouraged at BCHS, however the studies and homework always come first. The teachers are always there if you need extra help through tutoring or even just before class if you have a question. Burke county High school was my favorite school that I ever went to and being in college now, I wouldn’t go back, but I wouldn’t want to change what high school I went to.
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Overall, the school is a good school; but I feel as though way too much attention is focused on sports instead of academics and fine arts. Most teachers do not do a good job preparing us for anything. For instance, getting a 1300 on the SAT is praised at our school, even though that score isn’t amazing.
I love Burke County schools, the teachers are always there for the students in whatever way we needed them. From studying, to recommendation letters, to assisting us applying for colleges. Burke County will always have a special place in my heart, especially the teachers who helped me.