Ware County High School

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Ware County High School
Waycross High School entrance close up.JPG
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 Bert Smith
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, United States. It is located in the city of Waycross.


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 absorbed by Ware County Senior High. In 1994, the doors were opened to a new high school in Ware County. It is located on Victory Drive, and is home to more than 1500 students and 110 faculty members. Bert Smith was named the new principal in 2015.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

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

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 the Gainesville High School Red Elephants in 2012. They challenged Charlie Grisham's Carrollton Trojans for the 1961 A championship, but lost 21-0. It was a rare weekend in that their cross-town rivals, the Waycross Bulldogs, had won the AA State Championship the night before, defeating Rossville 23-7.

The Gators play at the Memorial Stadium.

Sports offered[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Competitive cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Drill team
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Raiders
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

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.