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Wayne County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1023 students


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Posted October 12, 2012

I don't know how the city of Waynesboro ignores the fact that one of the TWO high school options they have has become this obsolete. I'm a former student. I spent all four years of high school there. Were it not for a select few Advanced Placement teachers, I would not have been remotely prepared for college. Aside from my luck concerning teachers, the school failed in every way. Sports are the ONLY focus that matters to the district board members. The principal last year was a complete joke, and from the new regulations I've seen, the new one is no better. I was a straight A student, top of class, and am on a full scholarship to a university, yet I woke up every morning DREADING going to this school. The entire system of WCHS is corrupt and not geared toward making things easier on its students. Unless you want your children to experience what a prison feels like, complete with guards, racism, verbal abuse, and bias, find another school district.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 12, 2008

They a wide range of AP courses which most students can benefit from at the next level. Their sports programs are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 10, 2008

I am a parent of two children in this district, one of which is at Wayne County. My children loved school before moving here. Now neither of them want to go. Being as they are not in to sports and the related activities they have become outcasts. My high schooler does feel as if she's a prisoner at school, and if a child is in sports or any other activity of the sort they get special treatment and are not held accountable to the same strict rules that are supposed to apply to everyone. My younger child had 4 years of perfect attendance, though not a scholar, she loved to go. Now everyday after school she begs to be home schooled. As for my high schooler she wants to drop out, and she still has a year and a half left with no other options for a diploma.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 7, 2008

This school is all about the sports and if you are not involved in any sport related activity then you better be prepared to feel invisible. The authority figures are also a big joke. They long for the need to control every single aspect of the students and teachers. Since I am voicing my honest opinion, you could say this school is a prison not only for the students, but also the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 3, 2007

I cannot convey a school that does not send textbooks home and homework. The ratio for those students who retake SAT testing in Algebra I, Biology I, and English Comp is about 55:45 for Algebra, 70:25 for the other students. Let me tell you why these kids aren't getting Algebra. Grades 1- 8 you learn from a book that should have been banned years ago. It did not teach basic math skills that you need to do Algebra. It repeated itself from grade 1 - 8. Children need to learn to add and subtract fluently and with ease before going to multiplying, dividing, percentages, ratioes, and geometry. They need to know how to do reading problems. All of the College entrance testing that I have seen require that one reads the problem. That becomes a problem. I rate this school average.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 11, 2007

I went to WC and am very grateful for the level of education that I received there. I graduated in '01, and it has become a huge sports environment. However, if the same teachers are still there, your child will be well prepared when he leaves WC.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 14, 2006

I went to WC. It was an awesome high school. The teachers were amazing, and I felt like they really cared about my education. Sports was a big part of the school's reputation, but it wasn't everything. I felt secure in the knowledge I gained from the school. It prepared me for, not one but two, college educations. I thank God everyday that I went to WC.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 20, 2005

This is a great school if all you care about is sports.
—Submitted by a parent

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Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.




Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests

Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 56% 50%
White 43% 46%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1325 Azalea Dr
Waynesboro, MS 39367
Phone: (601) 735-2851


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