Burke County High School in Waynesboro Township, GA - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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Burke County High School is a public coed 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 101 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 101 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: They are beyond capable in and outside of the classroom.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Caps Police are always around, and everyday students walk through metal detectors to ensure safety.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many activities to participate in and allow us to strive in many areas
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: They teachers and administrators genuinely care about students success, and prepare the greater majority of us to succeed in the future. They nurture our creative, athletic and academic skills and guide us to be the best we can be. I would love to have my children in the future attend the school system.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love the teachers and staff. They make it fun to come to school and learn. The clubs and athletics make it even more exciting. I participate in Beta Club, FFA, National Honor's Society, Student Ambassadors, Track and Field, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Interact Club, and Yearbook. This school is unique because everybody works together to make one big Great School.Since I have been in the school, i have met many new people and they have helped me with school and with my everyday life. I would choose to go to this school again, becuase it is both athletic and educational driven.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

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 Georgia Butler High School Cross Creek High School Glenn Hills High School Hephzibah High School Josey High School
African American 68.0% 15.0% 36.9% 86.0% 62.0% 90.0% 58.0% 91.0%
White 29.0% 51.0% 42.7% 9.0% 29.0% 2.0% 35.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.1% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 13.3% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 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 17 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 29% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 30% Great leadership
  • 30% Cultral balance
  • 17% Cares about academics
  • 13% Variety of Organizations
  • 9% Great learning environment

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 13 responses

  • 77% We have strong pride and great spirit
  • 15% A great balance between academics and athletics
  • 8% It is a must that we participate and support our s

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 62% Memorable
  • 31% Honorable
  • 8% Funny

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 14 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 93% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.