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Wayne County High School

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Posted September 21, 2011

Be aware of Wayne County High School's moral values. This administration and school board allows pregnant mothers to represent them as role models for homecoming court.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Wayne County has always had a great school system and they have always tried to improve - the only thing I question them on is security / protection of the kids at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

Coming from a different state, I think this school still needs alot of improvement. There are some teachers who need improvement. When you have kids letting a teacher know they did a problem wrong, then theres a serious problem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

I have to agree with the last reviewer. The new adminstration has done wonders for WCHS. As a teacher, I can't say enough good things about our adminstrators. The teachers are doing their jobs and the students are getting the support they need. It is a great place to work and a great place to send your children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 2009

I noticed there has been only one parent review in the past several years. This school has improved dramatically in the past two years. A new administrative team came on board last year and identified the problems of the past and actually ran the school as it should have been run in the past. Our school made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) for the first time since No Child Left Behind was begun. There are numerous AP courses, sports of most kinds, and enough clubs and extracurricular activities to involve anyone who wishes to get involved. We already have more teachers with advanced degrees than the state average, and a large percentage of teachers pursuing advanced degrees. The teachers and administration at WCHS actually do care about the students. The incidents of fights and other disruptive behaviors have decreased in the last two school years. The school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

They pass students regardless of their 'REAL GRADES' or attendance.There on the verge of having to close the doors. It's horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Since we moved from Long County High I have seen a vast improvement in our son's grade and involvement in school activities. I give Wayne County an A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

I agree with the most of what the above people said about the school. I'm attending the school now, and there are many things that I do disagree with, but all in all I know deep down that the rules are for the best. This year ( 2005-2006 ) is really different from previous year due to the new prinipal. The administrative office has really ened up compared to before, especially about shirt tails. Asst. Principal Gladwin Harper is a really understanding guy that will listen to your side of the story and take a great outlook on everything that may be going on in a given situation. However there is another asst. principal that is just the opposite. I'm not going to expose the name , but she really doesnt listen, and can be fooled and misled easily. Overall this is a very great school system to be involved with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2005

I am a student that graduated from Wayne County High School in 2004. We had a great year. Some people may not agree with some decisions that Mr. Rowland made but he could not change one rule for one particular person when he has to look out for the well-being of the whole school. I'm not saying that all of his decsions are ini my favor but you have to understand his position. I had a great time. And being under so many restrictions actually helped me become a better person in college today. Most high schools do not care whether you make it out of high school or not but at our school...they did!! csg'04
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 21, 2004

My son graduated last school year (2004) and had a very successful experience. I disagree with the other reviewer....I think WCHS administration is tops! Mike Rowland is superb...very logical and fair. Usually, parents who have the most negative input about administrators are the parents who have children who don't live by the rules...the ones that have the most citations, etc. for disobeying school rules. Next chapter in their lives will be altercations with the law of the land because they didn't learn to obey the rules in high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

My son attended this school for 4 years. The teachers there are some of the best educators in the nation. They consistently go above and beyond to help students in many different ways. They are caring, dedicated professionals. The administrative staff however, is seriously lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

268 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

268 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 44%
Black 24% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • James P. Brinson
Fax number
  • (912) 427-1081

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