Towers High School



Towers High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Towers High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 311
10 251
11 215
12 213

Towers High School is a public high school of the Dekalb County School District located in Decatur, GA. It has 990 students in grades 9th through 12th. Towers High School is the 233rd largest public high school in Georgia and the 5,917th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.2 to 1.

Total Students: 990
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 57.5

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Towers High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 508
(51%)
14,512
(51%)
 Female 482
(49%)
13,817
(49%)

Towers High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 939
(95%)
21,061
(74%)
 Hispanic 28
(3%)
2,538
(9%)
 Asian 9
(1%)
1,639
(6%)
 Two or More 7
(1%)
384
(1%)
 White 6
(1%)
2,630
(9%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
20
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
57
(0%)

Towers High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 777
(78%)
17,019
(60%)
 Not Eligible 179
(18%)
9,632
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 34
(3%)
1,678
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Towers High School is ranked 104th out of 0 ranked schools in Georgia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Towers High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (81.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Towers High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1285
2006 1136
2007 1085
2008 1021
2009 1007
2010 935
2011 1050
2012 990

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.9
2006 16.8
2007 16.1
2008 15.8
2009 14.8
2010 14.6
2011 15.7
2012 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.7011673151751
2006 0.6919014084507
2007 0.74285714285714
2008 0.75710088148874
2009 0.77755710029791
2010 0.7903743315508
2011 0.80285714285714
2012 0.81919191919192

Compare Towers High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,522.8% 15.2:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 53.1%
 
This School 81.9%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Towers High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 990 17.2:1  
Dekalb School of the Arts
Avondale Estates, GA
Public 08 - 12 336 15.6:1 2 miles
Columbia High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 1,358 19:1 2 miles
Greenforest Mccalep Christian Academy
Decatur, GA
Private PK - 12 513 11:1 3 miles
Gateway to College Academy
Clarkston, GA
Public 10 - 12 104 20.8:1 3 miles
Clarkston High School
Clarkston, GA
Public 09 - 12 1,533 16.4:1 4 miles
Montessori School at Emory
Decatur, GA
Private UG - UG 67 13:1 4 miles
Decatur High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 925 13.7:1 4 miles
Academe of the Oaks
Decatur, GA
Private 09 - 12 71 10:1 4 miles
Southwest Dekalb High School
Decatur, GA
Public 09 - 12 1,429 16.1:1 4 miles
Redan High School
Stone Mountain, GA
Public 09 - 12 1,237 16.8:1 4 miles
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