Tucker High School

  • Tucker High School serves 1,824 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 38% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Tucker 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 59%.

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School Overview

  • Tucker High School's student population of 1,824 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,824 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tucker High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,174 schools in Georgia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tucker High School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1192 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
14%
4%
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Hispanic
11%
15%
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Black
64%
37%
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White
9%
41%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Tucker High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.560.42
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Graduation Rate
90%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDekalb County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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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.
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