School Details

Waynesville Primary School

5726 Old Waynesville Rd, Waynesville, GA 31566
(912) 778-3068

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 433 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brantley County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Waynesville Primary School is a public elementary school in Waynesville. The principal of Waynesville Primary School is Lori Ann Lee. 433 students go to Waynesville Primary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Waynesville Primary School students have "limited English proficiency." 63% of the 433 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 77% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Waynesville Primary School is 15:1. Liberty Christian is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 94%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 0.9% 1%
Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 65%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 63% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Hold your horses! In recent years WES has made a few improvements - but examine the CRCT scores in the pass-fail grades especially. The scores are like a roller coaster ride that goes up and down up and down! Most of the original staff have left WES in the past two years alone. Whenever teachers are replaced repeatedly - the students lose ground. Also common sense should dictate that the teachers with the most experience and best qualifications should be placed in the critical areas like Math and Reading. It seems like our leaders are just shuffling the staff around and trying a lot of different strategies in the hopes of stumbling onto something that actually works.

  • (7 years ago)

    W.E.S has come a long way and I think they are doing a fantastic job. I feel completely safe sending my son to school every morning. Those of you who feel it is not what it should be should make a real effort to become more involved. If more time goes by than I think should or if I need information I make the effort to contact my son's teacher. I understand that she is extremely busy and can't think of everything.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children who attend Waynesville Elem. and I have to agree there is some teachers there that are totally dedicated to their job and do it very well but there is others there that seem to me that there only there for a paycheck. My Youngest child is in Kin. and his teacher is excellent. She has recognized some problems my child is having and has helped get us on the track so he can be where he needs to be and not left behind in his class. But last year when I walked my older child to their class in the mornings I was never even greeted with a good morning by his teacher even if I greeted her I was lucky to get a response. But as far as safety goes I have never worried about my childs safety.

  • (7 years ago)

    I disagree with the parent who feels that Waynesville Elem has become unsafe. I have children who attend the school and I have never felt they were in danger at any time.The one problem that I can see is there is a lack of communication between some of the teachers and the parents and lack of parent envolvement.I think that a few of the teachers could make a better effort to keep the parents informed of what is going on in the classroom.Not only with behavioral problems but also with in school work and homework.Parents could be more involved if they were more aware without having to hunt the teacher down for information. Having said that Waynesville is one of the better schools my children have gone to and is getting better every day.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school in my opinion has become unsafe and are lacking in discipline.

  • (8 years ago)

    WES is a good school working hard to become great. There are always problems in schools due to the number of people involved so WES is doing all it can to educate its students. If someone has a complaint about the school that's fine but they should also work on a solution to the problem. My child has been to several schools and the quality of education is best at WES. (By the way one of the other schools was reported to be the best in that county it wasn't.) Brantley County has some of the best schools in the state.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is on its way to the top. We have new administration that is going to be with us next year. They have really turned the school around and are a great team. This is a great school and I know that our principal and assistant principal are going to help our students accomplish great things. Hats off to WES.

  • (9 years ago)

    The primary problem with the school is the lack of parent participation in his/her own child's education. Recently my child in 2nd grade was asked to find out AT HOME how long it takes Jupiter to revolve around the sun. She told me the next day that only 2 of 20 students could supply the answer. I was shocked. I understand a child that needs extra help but not having the time to find out the answer seemed lazy to me. Any child who just cannot excel should take advantage of the Bush Administration's 'No Child Left Behind' program. The program may have valuable help for the child that needs more individual attention than they can get in a classroom setting. Please visit http //

  • (9 years ago)

    i think there should be more parking spaces and also more supervision especially on the playground. teachers are sitting in front of the building and no one is seeing what goes on around the corner of the building. a lot of things are happening that are not being supervised and then the teacher has to figure out whose right. if they were watching they would know.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a parent and teacher at WES. My child has had excellent teachers who care about her academics as well as her well-being. WES has had four different principals in four years and that affects a schools' stability. However WES did well on CRCT scores and finally is NOT a Needs Improvement School! Obviously we're doing something right! I'm proud to say that my children attend WES and also am proud to work there.

  • (9 years ago)

    I do think that all parents should be more involved than what they are. i also think that we do need a principal that would stay for more than one year the academics is great but only if it was taught according to the state law and not what the board offices wants the schools to do.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 2 children that have attended this school and I must say this school has got potential. but it has some veary negative influances that are holding it back. I feel as thouh some of the staff members need to look past a last name and money of the student and look at the student individually. unfortunatly this is the case in alot of the classes the students are not pushed to their fullest potiential. I have a daughter who is 8 years old and can only read on a first grade second month reading leval. scince we have removed her from this school and have had her evaluated and placed in a proper school setting she has went from failing and having to repeat 2 grade for the second time to making A's & B's.

  • (10 years ago)

    I work for the school system so I know first hand that there are wonderful teachers and administrators in the W.E.S. school system. However I also see that there are certain individuals who are not doing all that they can to help our children. I believe that maybe the teachers at W.E.S and probably the other systems also need a closer evaluation. We can't afford to settle for a babysitter we need only wonderful qualified child friendly professionals. Not all W.E.S. teachers fit that mold not by a long shot! I would like to say that I REALLY appreciate the teachers who go the extra mile for my child and all the others. You know who you are. )

  • (10 years ago)

    I am concerned that this school has labeled many students disabled instead of teaching the students what they need to know. We should go back to the basics if a child needs them. One on one help needs to be made available and teachers that care and want their 'children' to advance in their educational experience. Please take the time to teach them and not pass them over.

  • (11 years ago)

    We really like the school but the parking lot is really small to hold the amount of vehicles of parents picking their children up in the afternoon.I predict that there will eventually be a collision there soon. There are even people driving in the exit to enter the parking area. What would happen if a child was walking out in the parking area and did not think to look that way before crossing? They could get hurt pretty serious. And why is the Sixth Grade here in elementary school instead of middle school like the other schools around this area. The Sixth Graders are not appreciating this so much and they are taking out their frustrations on the smaller children. They tend to kick and push the little ones around. Why can't we all get along and work together to make this a top-notch school?

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