Matt Wilson Elementary School

Matt Wilson Elementary School serves 480 students in grades 4 - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the GA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Matt Wilson Elementary School operates within the Tift County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 480 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades Offered Grades 4-5
Total Students 480 students
Matt Wilson Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Matt Wilson Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Matt Wilson Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Matt Wilson Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Matt Wilson Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
13%
13%
Matt Wilson Elementary School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
36%
37%
Matt Wilson Elementary School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
50%
43%
Matt Wilson Elementary School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Matt Wilson Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.61 0.40
Matt Wilson Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
94%
56%
Matt Wilson Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
Matt Wilson Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

Tift County School District's student population of 7,867 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,987 in this district is less than the state average of $10,365. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,266 is less than the state average of $9,935. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Tift County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
5
Number of Students Managed 7,867 3,213
Tift County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $76 MM $36 MM
Tift County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $71 MM $34 MM
Tift County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,987 $10,365
Tift County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,266 $9,935
Tift County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Northeast Campus- Tift County High School (3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is J. T. Reddick School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Len Lastinger Primary School (1.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • TiftonJ. T. Reddick School
    Grades: 6 | 614 students
    0.6 miles
    404 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2435
    0.66614
  • TiftonCharles Spencer Elementary School
    Grades: 4-5 | 499 students
    1.3 miles
    65 Tifton Eldorado Rd
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2430
    1.34-5499
  • TiftonEighth Street Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 1167 students
    1.3 miles
    700 8th St West
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2445
    1.37-81167
  • TiftonTift County Prek CenterSpecial Education School

    1.6 miles
    506 12th St West
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2455
    1.6n/an/a
  • TiftonLen Lastinger Primary School
    Grades: KG-3 | 492 students
    1.7 miles
    1210 Lake Dr
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2420
    1.7KG-3492

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