Ware County High School

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Ware County High School
700 Victory Drive
Waycross, Georgia, 31503-8856
United States
Coordinates 31°12′07″N 82°22′59″W / 31.202°N 82.383°W / 31.202; -82.383Coordinates: 31°12′07″N 82°22′59″W / 31.202°N 82.383°W / 31.202; -82.383
Established 1994
School district Ware County School District
Principal Tim Dixon
Vice principal Varies with Academy
Teaching staff 101 FTE[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,750[1]
Student to teacher ratio 15:1[1]
Mascot Gator
Team name Gators
Yearbook Echo
Telephone 912-287-2351

Ware County High School is the only public high school in Ware County, Georgia, USA. It is located in Waycross, Georgia.


Ware County High School was formed in 1958 by the merging of Waresboro and Wacona High Schools. Expansion occurred in 1993 when the Waycross City Schools dropped their charter and Waycross High was merged into Ware County Senior High. In 1994, the doors were opened to a brand new high school in Ware County. It is located on the Valdosta Highway and home to more than 1500 students and 110 faculty members. Dr. Tim Dixon was named principal on June 12, 2012.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

  • Chorus (Advanced, Women's, Mixed, and A cappella)
  • Marching Band-with Majorettes, Flag Line, and Dance Team
  • BETA Club/National Honor Society
  • Alpha Delta Science Club
  • Anchor Club
  • Academic Quiz Bowl Team
  • Envirothon
  • FEA (Future Educators of America)
  • FFA
  • FBLA
  • Model UN
  • Mock Trial
  • Jazz Band
  • HOSA
  • Journalism Team
  • Yearbook Staff
  • Leadership Team
  • Student Council
  • TSA (Technology Students' Association)

Sports history[edit]

The Ware County Gators high school football team made it to the state AAAA championship game during the 2007 season and the AAAAA championship game during the 2012 season. The Gators lost 20-14 to Northside Warner Robins Eagles in 2007 and lost 49-13 to Gainesville High School Red Elephants in 2012. The Gators challenged Charlie Grisham's Carrollton Trojans for the 1961 A championship. The Gators lost 21-0. It was a rare weekend in that cross town rivals, the Waycross Bulldogs won the AA State Championship the night before defeating Rossville 23-7. The Gators play at the Memorial Stadium.

Sports offered[edit]

  • Raiders
  • Drill Team
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball
  • Rifle
  • Competitive Cheerleading

Army program[edit]

The school's Army JROTC program is run by SFC Eugene Ramos and SFC Rena Rivere.


  1. ^ a b c "school-stats.com". Retrieved 2010-06-03.