Towers High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

School Overview

Address
3919 Brookcrest Cir
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone
(678) 874-2202
District
DEKALB COUNTY
County
DEKALB COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
842
Classroom Teachers
60

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Georgia

2

(10 is best)

Better than 13.6% of GA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

1

(10 is best)

Towers High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

50 40 30 20 10 0
18%
44%
18%
46%
No Data
42%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14
14
15
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 267 31.7%
Grade 10 206 24.5%
Grade 11 191 22.7%
Grade 12 178 21.1%
Total 842 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 0.5% 11.8% 40.7%
Black 89.7% 62.1% 38.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 18.7% 16.7%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.3% 7.0% 4.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 0.5% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 100.0% 72.8% 60.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 100.0% 69.1% 55.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 3.7% 5.3%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 681,652 10,617,423
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,624.9 182
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 7.1% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.4% 20.6%
20-44 YEARS OLD 37.5% 33.9%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.4% 25.6%
65 OR OLDER 11.5% 13.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 254,534 3,758,798
Single Parent Households With Children 13.8% 12.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.6% 87.1%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 41.6% 31.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 13.0% 12.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.6% 14.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.2% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.1% 14.2%
$15,000 or less 10.1% 11.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,366 $644,773,944 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $577 $58,440,868 4.7%
Staff $455 $46,084,220 3.7%
General Administration $159 $16,104,156 1.3%
School Administration $619 $62,694,796 5.1%
Operation $992 $100,473,728 8.1%
Transportation $542 $54,895,928 4.4%
Other $268 $27,144,112 2.2%
Total Support $3,613 $365,939,092 29.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,258 $228,699,272 18.5%
Total Expenditures $12,236 $1,239,311,024 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,158 $10,882,473,346 53.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $526 $929,698,798 4.6%
Staff $511 $903,923,542 4.4%
General Administration $129 $227,147,490 1.1%
School Administration $643 $1,136,500,769 5.6%
Operation $771 $1,363,376,756 6.7%
Transportation $484 $856,045,567 4.2%
Other $320 $564,885,201 2.8%
Total Support $3,385 $5,981,796,435 29.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,981 $3,501,643,160 17.2%
Total Expenditures $11,524 $20,365,869,544 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%