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Burke County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1251 students

 

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Posted December 1, 2007

This school is great. Imean it has its share of problems just like any other school. We have an amazing sports department including football, tennis, baseball, track, basketball, and volleyball. We also have a wonderful fine arts department that includes Drama, Band, Chorus, Handbells, and Art. We have many classes for students to choose from to fit their interests. New ones that began this year are everything from Current Issues to Comparative Religions,and Intro to Construction to Mythology. We also have pretty good language department. Our school offers Spanish French Latin and japanese. We have recently changed to composite block scheduling and that takes a bit of getting used to, but overall this school rocks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2005

This school is awesome. The school is nice. The teacher are so hand on
—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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%
Coordinate Algebra

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Integrated Math II

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Physical Science

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
U.S. History

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 67% 37%
White 30% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Sam Adkins
Fax number
  • (706) 554-8070

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1057 Burke Veterans Pkwy
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: (706) 554-6691

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