School Details

Burke County High School

1057 Burke Veterans Pkwy, Waynesboro, GA 30830
(706) 554-6691
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1213 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burke County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burke County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Burke County High School is a public high school. The principal of Burke County High School is Sam Adkins and can be contacted at sadkins@burke.k12.ga.us. 1,213 children attend Burke County High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Burke County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 1,213 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 79% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Burke County High School is 15:1. Edmund Burke Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 68% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 30%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 84%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 78% 83%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I think others should know that if you plan on having your kid go to this school think twice the school is terrible. I liked my friends in this school. The school could improve by completely overhauling there current system I do not think there is any organization or communication. I went to this school ask around about academics or how it is there and you'll get the same response. To be honest i would've given it 0 stars if that was possible.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is great. Imean it has its share of problems just like any other school. We have an amazing sports department including football tennis baseball track basketball and volleyball. We also have a wonderful fine arts department that includes Drama Band Chorus Handbells and Art. We have many classes for students to choose from to fit their interests. New ones that began this year are everything from Current Issues to Comparative Religions and Intro to Construction to Mythology. We also have pretty good language department. Our school offers Spanish French Latin and japanese. We have recently changed to composite block scheduling and that takes a bit of getting used to but overall this school rocks.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is awesome. The school is nice. The teacher are so hand on

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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