School Details

Wayne County High School

1325 Azalea Dr, Waynesboro, MS 39367
(601) 735-2851
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1023 students 17 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wayne Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
57%
78%
54%
54%
63%
54%
54%
59%
54%
54%
62%

Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wayne Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wayne County High School is a public high school in Waynesboro. 1,023 students attend Wayne County High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 79% of the 1,023 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wayne County High School is 17:1. Wayne Co Vocational Complex is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 56% 55%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 44%
Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Asian 0.2% %
Multiracial 0.1% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 83%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I don't know how the city of Waynesboro ignores the fact that one of the TWO high school options they have has become this obsolete. I'm a former student. I spent all four years of high school there. Were it not for a select few Advanced Placement teachers I would not have been remotely prepared for college. Aside from my luck concerning teachers the school failed in every way. Sports are the ONLY focus that matters to the district board members. The principal last year was a complete joke and from the new regulations I've seen the new one is no better. I was a straight A student top of class and am on a full scholarship to a university yet I woke up every morning DREADING going to this school. The entire system of WCHS is corrupt and not geared toward making things easier on its students. Unless you want your children to experience what a prison feels like complete with guards racism verbal abuse and bias find another school district.

  • (6 years ago)

    They a wide range of AP courses which most students can benefit from at the next level. Their sports programs are top notch.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of two children in this district one of which is at Wayne County. My children loved school before moving here. Now neither of them want to go. Being as they are not in to sports and the related activities they have become outcasts. My high schooler does feel as if she's a prisoner at school and if a child is in sports or any other activity of the sort they get special treatment and are not held accountable to the same strict rules that are supposed to apply to everyone. My younger child had 4 years of perfect attendance though not a scholar she loved to go. Now everyday after school she begs to be home schooled. As for my high schooler she wants to drop out and she still has a year and a half left with no other options for a diploma.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is all about the sports and if you are not involved in any sport related activity then you better be prepared to feel invisible. The authority figures are also a big joke. They long for the need to control every single aspect of the students and teachers. Since I am voicing my honest opinion you could say this school is a prison not only for the students but also the teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I cannot convey a school that does not send textbooks home and homework. The ratio for those students who retake SAT testing in Algebra I Biology I and English Comp is about 55 45 for Algebra 70 25 for the other students. Let me tell you why these kids aren't getting Algebra. Grades 1- 8 you learn from a book that should have been banned years ago. It did not teach basic math skills that you need to do Algebra. It repeated itself from grade 1 - 8. Children need to learn to add and subtract fluently and with ease before going to multiplying dividing percentages ratioes and geometry. They need to know how to do reading problems. All of the College entrance testing that I have seen require that one reads the problem. That becomes a problem. I rate this school average.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to WC and am very grateful for the level of education that I received there. I graduated in '01 and it has become a huge sports environment. However if the same teachers are still there your child will be well prepared when he leaves WC.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to WC. It was an awesome high school. The teachers were amazing and I felt like they really cared about my education. Sports was a big part of the school's reputation but it wasn't everything. I felt secure in the knowledge I gained from the school. It prepared me for not one but two college educations. I thank God everyday that I went to WC.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school if all you care about is sports.

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