Tift County High School

1 Blue Devil Way
Tifton, GA 31794
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tift County High School serves 1,640 students in grades 9-12.
Tift County High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Tift County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Tift County High School's student population of 1,640 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,640 students
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Total Classroom Teachers99 teachers
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School Comparison

Tift County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Tift County High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1171 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
17%
15%
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Black
33%
37%
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White
47%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.69
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Graduation Rate
85%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTift County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Tift County High School is Northeast Campus- Tift County High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eighth Street Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is G. O. Bailey Primary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tifton G. O. Bailey Primary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-3 | 752 students
    1.0 miles
    1430 Newton Dr
    Tifton, GA 31794
    (229) 387-2415
    1 PK-3 752
  • Tifton Northside Primary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 402 students
    1.5 miles
    1815 Chestnut Ave
    Tifton, GA 31794
    (229) 387-2425
    1.5 K-3 402
  • Tifton Charles Spencer Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-5 | 581 students
    2.2 miles
    65 Tifton Eldorado Rd
    Tifton, GA 31794
    (229) 387-2430
    2.2 4-5 581
  • Tifton Northeast Campus- Tift County High School Math: 46%
    Grades: 9 | 568 students
    2.4 miles
    3021 Fulwood Rd
    Tifton, GA 31794
    (229) 387-2450
    2.4 9 568
  • Tifton Eighth Street Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 1,112 student
    2.5 miles
    700 8th St W
    Tifton, GA 31794
    (229) 387-2445
    2.5 7-8 1,112

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Is a great School !!
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The quality of the academic programs at Tift County High School are for the most part on the same level as the surrounding area schools. There are programs in the Fine Arts available and but a limited amout of other activities mainly sports related. Athletic awards seem to take top priority or they overshadow academic awards. The facility is fairly new and in good condition. The level of parental involvement is average however, the new administration does not seem to care about high school students and is biased and unfair. The new administration regularly insults students but appears to other admin and some faculty to be caring but is lacking in empathy and does not have the skills needed to access certain situations. I would only recommend this school considering the present administration if you have no other choice. There is nothing that stands out in any other area that would be a fair trade for the inadequate adminisrtation.
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