D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
3919 Brookcrest Cir
Decatur, GA 30032
Telephone
(678) 874-2202

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
54%
Average SAT
910
71 responses
Average ACT
19
35 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
59%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Games
    34%
  • Award ceremonies
    24%
  • Pep Rallies
    24%
  • Band practice
    14%
  • Softball game
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,001
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,054
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,496/ year
National
$11,890
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses

Towers High School Reviews

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There are so many options for extracurricular activities at Towers. Whether it be a physical or mental activity, the variety is endless. Nearly all of the students participate in at least one extracurricular activity but some are involved in up to 6 extracurricular activities throughout a year at Towers. The level of commitment to different clubs is remarkable by both the advisers and student-lead. The most popular are the activities involving sports or leadership development. The administration supports every activity on the campus whether it happens during a school day or after school.
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Although it may have bad reviews and a lot of negative comments, Towers High School is truly a great school. This school is unique because of the students here. Every student has their own potential that is unlimited and able to reach. Their self-esteem and drive may be lowered because of the comments that are made. Also, because of the negative reputation that is supposed to be uphold. The school can be even more unique if these students prevail and chase that potential. Change the minds of the doubters, and allow themselves to become aware of the rejection that they receive just because they attend a lower performing high school. Show people that they, too, can earn the same opportunities that students from the top schools are given. My experience at this school has been amazing. I have grown and matured so much over the past four years. Both mentally and emotionally. I came into high school already defeated, because of what people were telling me about my school. Then actually seeing what they were talking about made it worse and kind of lowered my self-esteem. As I got older and matured, I quickly realized what their problem was. Our self-esteem was low. There was no motivation from our peers because all they did was belittle each other. People being judged every day, making insecurities about people that shouldn't even be there. After realizing all of these things, it became good motivation. I took it upon myself to do the opposite of what my classmates were doing and to go against the odds. Second semester of my 9th grade year I began to take accelerated classes and slowly became a recognizable student from earning AB Honor Roll. From 10th grade until now as a senior, I have took almost every accelerated and Advance Placement course at Towers High School. I am now on the right track to graduate and attend my dream school, Morehouse College in the fall of 2016. My experience at Towers High School has been great, and I would definitely do it again if I could.
The teachers at Towers High School are amazing. Personally, I have great relationships with a few of my teachers. The opportunity to bond and become close with the teachers are out there because they are willing to have these relationships. I can't speak for every student, but the teaching styles that I have experienced were beneficial. The teaching styles are very easy to adapt to. They try their best to teach the material as simple as they can. Most of the teachers that I have close relationships with are pretty knowledgeable. It is quite easy to have decent intellectual conversations with them. I am always given good advice and offered pearled wisdom from them. This shows how interested in the student they are. Our teachers want to see us succeed and do well for ourselves. If a teacher sees potential in student, then they will let that student know and try their hardest to bring that potential out. Communication is a great example. Very often, teachers set up group chats for their class to notify them about homework assignments, the next quiz or test, and when to study. This is so helpful because it takes so much stress away because we no longer have to worry about what is next for that class and when to be prepared.