Matt Wilson Elementary School

510 17th St West

Tifton, GA 31794-5502

Tel: (229)387-2440
Grades: 4-5

522 students

Matt Wilson Elementary School serves 522 students in grades 4-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Matt Wilson Elementary School operates within the Tift County School District.

Overview

The student population of 522 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 32 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 522 students
Gender % 56% Male / 44%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Students by Grade Matt Wilson Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 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 16:1 15:1
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
11%
12%
Black
37%
37%
White
46%
44%
All Ethnic Groups Matt Wilson Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Matt Wilson Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.64 0.40
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.
59%
51%
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.
5%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,810 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Tift County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
6
Number of Students Managed 7,810 3,449
District Total Revenue $72 MM $34 MM
Tift County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $74 MM $36 MM
Tift County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,582 $9,939
Tift County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,762 $10,367
Tift County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • TiftonJ. T. Reddick School
    404 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2435
    0.6 mi | 611 students | Gr. 6                      
  • TiftonCharles Spencer Elementary School
    65 Tifton Eldorado Rd
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2430
    1.3 mi | 560 students | Gr. 4-5                      
  • TiftonEighth Street Middle School
    700 8th St West
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2445
    1.3 mi | 1162 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • TiftonTift County Prek Center
    Special Education School
    506 12th St West
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2455
    Special Education School

    1.6 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       
  • TiftonLen Lastinger Primary School
    1210 Lake Dr
    TiftonGA 31794
    (229)387-2420
    1.7 mi | 470 students | Gr. KG-3                      

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Did You Know?
Tifton, GA public schools have a 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. of 0.62, which is higher than the Georgia average of 0.38. The most diverse school in Tifton is G. O. Bailey Primary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Georgia or national school diversity statistics.