Tucker High School

5036 Lavista Rd,

Tucker, GA, 30084-3500

Tel: (678)874-3702
Grades: 9-12

1,629 students

Tucker High School serves 1,629 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
Tucker High School operates within the Dekalb County School District.
The school district's 63% graduation rate is lower than the GA state average of 66%%.

Overview

The student population of 1629 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,629 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 91 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has increased by 6% over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
15:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
3%
Hispanic
8%
12%
Black
67%
37%
White
11%
44%
Unknown
4%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity ScoreThe 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. 0.53
0.66
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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. 56%
51%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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.
6%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 98,088 students has grown by 0% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 63% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Dekalb County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
133
5
Number of Students Managed 98,088
3,298
Graduation Rate 63
66%
District Total Revenue $1,169 MM
n/a
District Spending $1,155 MM
n/a
District Revenue / Student $11,713
$0
District Spending / Student $11,572
$0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dekalb Early College Academy (2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Tucker Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Livsey Elementary School (1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended June 21, 2010 - Tucker High School is very a good school. As a former student I can say the staff and administrators were very helpful with helping you pass high school. Tucker have a good administrator system that stays on top of discipline. Also Tucker has a wonderful sports program. The football team just came off a state championship and the same year the basketball team went to state. And as of right now Tucker is building a very exspensive state of the art school. This is just a great school. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended January 04, 2010 - I am an alumna from THS, and all I can say is AVOID AT ALL COSTS!! If you like the Smoke Rise area, stay on the Gwinnett side of the county line so that your kids can go to a school that won't mess up their future. The administration manages to be authoritarian without actually dealing with any of the innumerable discipline problems going on, the counseling office is unhelpful at best and disrespectful to the students at worst (I once had a friend come to class in tears because the counselor told her she wasn't smart enough to make it into college--for the record, she now attends GSU) and most of the faculty are apathetic or too beaten-down by the horror of this school to struggle with the students anymore. The building is in shambles, roughly half of the classes are taught in dilapidated trailers and the student body at large is willfully ignorant, disrespectful, and disruptive. They did NOT make AYP in 2008 and if I know anything about that school they will continue to fall short in that regard. Yes, there are a few good teachers still holding out for their retirement, but the vast majority of them had already jumped ship before I graduated in 07. (I left a semester early to go to college, not because I am an overacheiver but because I couldn't stand the idea of spending any more time there.) If you are considering moving your kids into this school district, PLEASE reconsider because it will be absolutely no good for them. The ONLY good thing about Tucker was their football and basketball teams. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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