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Burke County High School is a public school in Waynesboro Township, Georgia. It has 1,213 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 75% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 79 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 79 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: If I could take a handful of teachers and classmates with me I would not go to this school if given the choice.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: Most days you were lucky to have something that tasted decent regardless if it was healthy. Occasionally, there were fruit and cheese plates, but the grapes often were not fresh. Bread was hard most days.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: Towards the end of my high school years, changes to the school did not allow many punishments for the students. Few suspensions happened even if they were deserved. Most punishments ended up being ISS, which became so common to some students that they hardly cared when they had to go.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: I can't say much about the sports as I was never very interested in them. Of the teams, we were most proud of our football team so I can guess that the equipment was at least decent.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I enjoyed the club I was in, and it seemed those who were interested enjoyed their selected clubs as well. Funding was not spread out well, focused on band, chorus and most of all, football.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.00 Burke County Middle School Public
2.33 Waynesboro Primary School Public
2.00 Blakeney Elementary School Public
Faith Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 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
2.00 Burke County Middle School 0 mi. 926
2.33 Waynesboro Primary School 0 mi. 1,148
2.00 Blakeney Elementary School 0 mi. 871
1.66 Hephzibah High School 16 mi. 1,075
2.33 Pine Hill Middle School 17 mi. 621

Around Burke County High School

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Burke County High School United States Blakeney Elementary School Burke County Middle School Hephzibah High School Pine Hill Middle School Waynesboro Primary School
African American 68.0% 15.2% 64.0% 69.0% 58.0% 46.0% 67.0%
White 29.0% 51.6% 30.0% 28.0% 34.0% 46.0% 26.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24.5% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.5%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 23.1%
Grade 12 20.8%

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 10 responses

  • 40% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 40% No

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

  • 45% Great leadership
  • 36% Cultral balance
  • 18% Cares about academics

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% We have strong pride and great spirit
  • 12% It is a must that we participate and support our s
  • 12% A great balance between academics and athletics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Memorable
  • 40% Honorable

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Be prepared. Do not give up. Try your best.
  • 20% Stay focused and ready to succeed

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.