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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Washington County High School is a public school located in Sandersville, GA. It has 867 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.

Washington County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1030
106 responses
Average ACT
21
74 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$30,743
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$572
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
  • Going to the football games.
    22%
  • The cannon going off when we make a touchdown.
    22%
  • Going to basketball games.
    20%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Cheering at basketball games, & singing in chorus.
    7%
  • Marching with the band
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
867
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,626
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,643/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Washington County High School is wonderful! This is a school that has a lot of potential. I can see it within my peers and the teachers, who are great and passionate. We are a school that has values and a sense of pride. We are the Golden Hawks! I do think teachers could connect to students more. From experience, I can say that appropriate and respectful interpersonal relationships between teachers and students make learning worthwhile.
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I have a good experience with Washington County High School. I am now a senior and from all my three years...my school has never let me down. At WaCo, they take great pride and focus on education. The principal wants the best for every single student that sets foot in his school. Washington County High School provides the students with various sports that they can participate in. We have gymnastics, competition cheerleading, football cheerleading, basketball cheerleading, track, cross country, wrestling, football, basketball, weightlifting, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, and a competitive dance company team. They also provide many clubs that are fun to be a part of!
My experience is pretty good. I would say the diversity and open mindedness of the students is huge and I really enjoy that. I wound not really change anything. They have plenty of electives like art, computer classes, agriculture etc that you can chose from which I really enjoy I would say thats the best part of my school experience.