Burke County High School in Waynesboro Township, GA - Niche

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Burke County High School is a public school in Waynesboro Township, Georgia. It has 1,149 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 70% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 90 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 90 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: We have very strict policies. We have on-duty police and working security cameras. All students have to walk in through the metal detector.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The clubs depend on the student leaders for that school term. If the group has active and enthusiastic leaders, then it will be readily seen in the school.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My favorite experiences at this school was football games and club trips. Our HOSA and BETA clubs were very interesting and fun. Although our school is public, our principal was very religious. We were reassured to put GOD first. This school had very strict disciplinary rules, but it was still fun and laid-back. It also provided a safe and comfortable learning environment.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers are very well-educated and friendly. If you show effort and interest in your learning, they will have no problem with helping you. However, there are a few teachers who are not very easy to get along with and are not very understanding.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I loved my experience in high school. Some things could've been improved, but no school is perfect. They tried to do a lot for the students.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Waynesboro Primary School Public
3.33 Burke County Middle School Public
3.33 Blakeney Elementary School Public
Faith Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Edmund Burke Academy Private, Religious
Waynesboro Mennonite School Private, Religious
Lord's House of Praise Christian School Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Hephzibah High School 16 mi. 984
2.00 Cross Creek High School 19 mi. 1,256
1.66 Butler High School 23 mi. 795
1.33 Glenn Hills High School 24 mi. 801
1.66 Josey High School 26 mi. 706

Around Burke County High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Burke County High School United States Butler High School Cross Creek High School Glenn Hills High School Hephzibah High School Josey High School
African American 68.0% 15.0% 86.0% 62.0% 90.0% 58.0% 91.0%
White 29.0% 51.0% 9.0% 29.0% 2.0% 35.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%


Grade 9 33.3%
Grade 10 21.0%
Grade 11 25.2%
Grade 12 20.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 31% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 40% Great leadership
  • 33% Cultral balance
  • 13% Cares about academics
  • 13% Variety of Organizations

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 71% Students don't care enough about education
  • 29% Determination lost by other kids

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 73% We have strong pride and great spirit
  • 18% A great balance between academics and athletics
  • 9% It is a must that we participate and support our s

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 70% Memorable
  • 30% Honorable

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Be prepared. Do not give up. Try your best.
  • 50% Stay focused and ready to succeed

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 91% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.