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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Towers High School is a public school located in Decatur, GA. It has 962 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 3% of students are at least proficient in math and 13% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
13%
Percent Proficient - Math
3%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
950
132 responses
Average ACT
19
60 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$41,554
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,008
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Games
    30%
  • Pep Rallies
    24%
  • Award ceremonies
    21%
  • Band practice
    12%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Softball game
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
962
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,977
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.7%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,399/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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For me, my experience at Towers High School was very good. I played with the band since middle school and although our former band director is no longer there, she was great at what she did. Despite what anyone else may say, Towers is a good school. There are a lot of people that actually care about you and want you to succeed. All schools have their flaws but I could not have pictured myself going to a different school. The administration could use a lot of work now that we had new staff members come in but this year we have been getting both seniors and juniors prepared for college. I feel as though Towers could be better if we had more support.
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I went to this school in 2013 and there were some good things about it and some bad. I felt like they are still trying to get it together but one thing I would like to see change most at this school is the drive and willingness from administrators to help ALL students. Also, parent involvement is important as well.
There were many things I enjoyed about attending Towers. While being apart of the band, I experienced traveling to Paris with the help of teachers and the prior administration. I’ve also been able to travel to northern states with the college prep advisor. The teachers encourage the students to be competitive and productive in and out of school.