Tift County School District

207 North Ridge Ave
Tifton, GA 31794
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Tift County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public preschools serving 3,648 students in Tift County School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public pre schools in Georgia.
Public Preschools in Tift County School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Georgia public pre school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Georgia public preschool average of 64% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,104 Schools
# Students
7,623 Students
675,294 Students
# Teachers
522 Teachers
49,566 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Tift County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 220 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 84% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (GA)
#113 out of 221 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tift County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
30%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tift County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
31%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tift County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
91%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tift County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.68
0.71
# American Indian Students
6 Students
1,431 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
88 Students
31,788 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,555 Students
125,193 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
19%
# Black Students
2,746 Students
237,236 Students
% Black Students
36%
35%
# White Students
2,976 Students
245,611 Students
% White Students
39%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
631 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
250 Students
33,288 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
358
46,616
# Students in K Grade:
598
108,777
# Students in 1st Grade:
575
107,359
# Students in 2nd Grade:
509
107,956
# Students in 3rd Grade:
534
99,184
# Students in 4th Grade:
544
99,345
# Students in 5th Grade:
530
99,134
# Students in 6th Grade:
563
2,757
# Students in 7th Grade:
558
1,728
# Students in 8th Grade:
583
1,694
# Students in 9th Grade:
655
217
# Students in 10th Grade:
660
170
# Students in 11th Grade:
515
159
# Students in 12th Grade:
441
198
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,731 is higher than the state median of $14,328. The school district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,300 is less than the state median of $13,453. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$112 MM
$24,999 MM
This chart display total revenue of Tift County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$94 MM
$23,473 MM
This chart display total spending of Tift County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,731
$14,328
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tift County  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,300
$13,453
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tift County  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Tift County School District Public Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Len Lastinger Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1210 Lake Dr
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 387-2420
Grades: PK-5
| 465 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
G. O. Bailey Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1430 Newton Dr
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 387-2415
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
J. T. Reddick Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
404 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 387-2435
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #44.
Annie Belle Clark Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1464 Carpenter Rd S
Tifton, GA 31793
(229) 387-2410
Grades: PK-5
| 755 students
Rank: #55.
Omega Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
150 College Ave
Omega, GA 31775
(229) 387-2418
Grades: PK-5
| 356 students
Rank: #66.
Matt Wilson Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
510 17th St W
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 387-2440
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
Rank: #77.
Northside Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1815 Chesnutt Ave
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 387-2425
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #88.
Charles Spencer Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
65 Tifton Eldorado Rd
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 387-2430
Grades: PK-5
| 407 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 7,623 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • : 91% (Top 50% in GA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30% (Top 50%)
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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