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About This School

Tucker High School is a public high school in Tucker. The principal of Tucker High School is James Jackson, whose e-mail is James_P_Jackson@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us. 1,499 children attend Tucker High School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Tucker High School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 1,499 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 57% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tucker High School is 18:1. Dekalb Early College Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 9%
Asian 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 69% 73%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 66%
Limited English proficiency 6% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been a teacher at Tucker High school for 10 years and I don't think that there is a school that strives to continually improve in every aspect more than this school. Our principal sets the standards high and constantly sets new challenges. We have a brand new school that is the size of a mini-college campus. Our parent organization is very involved and the community is very supportve. We have a very caring faculty as well a an excellent academic and sports program.

  • (3 years ago)

    I definitely do not agree w/ the 2008 alumni that students after their class seem to care less and less. When you have kids who are graduating after that class literally going to some of the best schools in the country... I believe that's a testament not only to the students dedication but even moreso to the teachers and faculty who pour into their students lives an education and valuable life skills. That in my opinion counters some private schools in the metro-area. Granted every school has students who don't want to be there/ learn the IB program provides a great path for the select population of the school who desire to challenge themselves and if not IB even AP which is also a challenging curriculum in and of itself. Even though it's not a "perfect" school personally I don't think any school is especially after coming to college and meeting a host of private school students who in many cases did not have the same rigor and support system at their school that I had at Tucker. -Very Recent Graduate

  • (5 years ago)

    Good teachers that care about student learning

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is so GREAT! i go there now and the eduaction is great theres IB and AP classes and also the advanced are also given. the teachers are great and i love the diversity!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a tucker alumni I graduated just recently class of 2008 and i have had the best education i could ask for. I've always made sure and got the best teachers. From since 9th grade the teachers have kept me under their wings. I felt well prepred after leaving tucker I got accepted to All my schools and I am confident that iI will do well in school. Things are changing at tucker it seems like every class under 2008 seem to care less and less about an eduacation.

  • (6 years ago)

    My friend and I are seniors at Tucker and we personally feel that our high school experiences could have been MUCH better. We've had trouble with the counselors; mostly their ineptitude to do anything properly or on time. Several members of the staff are simply unable to teach for any given reason yet despite endless complaints are allowed to continue teaching at Tucker. The few decent teachers are overshadowed by the incompetency of their fellow staff members. Between the two of us we could come up with 6 teachers who have been beneficial to us throughout our high school careers. For those children with learning disabilities no extra help is provided to ensure that they get the most out of their education even with the begging and pleading from parents and notes from concerned doctors. Those few teachers certified to help seem to ignore the problems all together. Hopefully things will improve.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Tucker H.S. I have two sons that attend and it has been wonderful for them. They are constantly moving forward. The principal shows great leadership. I am a true believe that the body is only as good as the head. We moved here from California and the staff as well as the students made the transition very smooth.

  • (9 years ago)

    Tucker High School is an great school to go through high school all four years. I graduated in 2004.The teachers are very helpful in everyway they could be.The counselors keep you up on top every test there is to take and have an helping hand out for your questions.The extracurricular activities is excellent and so are the coaches who help you.I want to say rest in peace Coach Venable who was an wonderful track coach and a excellent weight trainer coach for me.The security at Tucker is wonderful. Go Tigers!

  • (9 years ago)

    I attend Tucker High School. I am a ninth grader. Tucker is the a wonderful and outstanding school. It reaches above heights to make sure that us students have what we need to make it into this world. The teachers show that they care about us. They don't make it seem like it is just their job they make it seem like it's a fun hobbie. They have a wonderful attitude toward us. The will not settle for less than what they know that we can give. The student body is even better. Fights don't constantly break out through the hallways. We know that we are there for a purpose and that is to get an education so out futures can be bigger and brighter.

  • (10 years ago)

    THS has a great learning enviornment for our children I feel our kids are safe we have many extracurricular activities for students and parents to be involved. Our principal is a good leader.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son is a senior at Tucker High School; at Tucker High he has had a very wonderful learning experience. The teachers at this school are some of the best and brightest. He is graduating in the top of his class. Thank you Tucker High for a job well done especially the teaching staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is the bomb yo! C/O '06 Baby!

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