Burke County Middle School

356 Southside Dr, Waynesboro, GA 30830
(706) 554-3532

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Public Grades 6-8 926 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA 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 2012
  • Burke County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Burke County Middle School is a public middle school in Waynesboro. The principal of Burke County Middle School is Rudolph Falana, whose e-mail is rfalana@burke.k12.ga.us. 926 students go to Burke County Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Burke County Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 100% of the 926 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 83% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Burke County Middle School is 14:1. Hephzibah Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 66% 65%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 30%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 84%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0.8%
Economically disadvantaged 100% 100%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 years ago)

    Burke County Middle School is a good school. Many of the teachers are enthusiastic and provide a quality education for the students. The new principal Ms. Ivery is very dedicated and I can see that she works dilligently to ensure the student's and school's success. (She knows most of the students by name and it's a fairly large school). When compared to middle schools in surrounding areas I would recommend this middle school before any other.

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel that sometime the teachers wait until it is too late to help a child before they ask for a conference with the parent. I understand that a lot of parents are not becoming involved in their childs education but the teachers cannot allow their past experiences with parents to color their perception of incoming parents. If the teachers give up on making a difference what chance do the children have for we all know that some homes are not the best environmentally. Society has put barriers up where people feel that they will be chastized for helping and accused of intefering. It starts at the top!

  • (10 years ago)

    this school worries to much about dress code and I don't like this school at all. please tell them to calm down our moms can tell us what and what not to wear okay!

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