Students enrolled 992
Hours no info
School leader Mr Dale McDonald
Transportation options Yes
District Haywood County Schools

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564 Tuscola School Road
Waynesville, NC 28786

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(828) 456-2408
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4 stars
Based on 23 ratings

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September 01, 2013
Great high school. Fantastic school system in Haywood county altogether. Highly recommended. Parents are very involved and encouraged to be so. Great sports programs.

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2010
My daughter is a senior at Tuscola High. She has always had a lot of help at home to develop into the kind of girl that God and her parents would be proud of. We never left it for the school to "raise" our child, but in conjunction with the school staff, fellow students and the parents of her friends she continues to reach for her potential as an adult. In regard to the what she has received from her years at Tuscola,we,her parents, are very satisfied.We would without hesitation recommend Tuscola to any parent of a child who will always be at the forefront of the childs life,and not leave the school with the "raising" responsibility.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
Tuscola is a great school and it offers several academic classes that other schools in the county do not. It excells in diversity, test scores, and athletics. It is a the best high school in Haywood County and I would feel safe with my child attending there! It has such a warm and welcoming feeling as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
Tuscola is one of the most friendly, and welcoming school in WNC. We have amazing test scores, as well as a great athletics department. This school has something for everyone.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 12, 2010
I personally don't like this school if you do ask the kids what they like about this school is the athletic. I like doing sports I am a very athletic person, but this school has ZERO education ratings.... !!!

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2009
This school does care about its sports and not the right edcuation. They built a second gym for what? That was a waste of money to use. It didn't go to education they blow it all on sports. Every student is miserable in this school. They will treat your child as if they were 5 year olds then actual teens or legal adults. It may look good outside....inside is a far worse place for learning! it deserves -5 out of 5.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating December 20, 2008
Our family moved here from out of state. We have found Tuscola High School to be an outstanding school. Our son is involved in the ROTC program, which has been wonderful. We have found the staff and teachers to be professional and friendly. Students will get out of it what they want, but, if they are looking to succeed and get a good education, they can find it there.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2008
THS is one of the most welcoming small town southern schools you can possibly think of. the teachers, faculty and staff are excellent and the extra curriculars are outstanding.

- submitted by a student
September 29, 2008
This school is terrible, the principals are terribly unfair, the teachers are completely incompetant education is not their number 1 priority the school is more worried about their sports teams than their students overall i think this school deserves a -2 out of 5

- submitted by a teacher
July 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2008
This is an amazing school. We have an amazing band program run by Tim Wise And Ashley Cooper. great school to go to if you want a great musical education. Highly recommend this school for basic education also. have great classes for those acadimically gifted.

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2007
As a student at Tuscola High School, I'm proud to say I love my school. For those who complain about the fights, that happens at any school, and it is very clear that the principals did everything they could, as quick as they could, to get there. The school is amazing; I personally got recommendations from members of the administration, who helped me with anything and everything they could. Mr. McDonald is a wonderful principal, and all of the assistant principals, guidance counselors as well as all the teachers, are willing to do anything and everything they can in order to make sure we have everything we need in order to graduate and prepare for life. It has been an amazing four years and my thanks goes out to all who have been a part in that.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2007
Well I Believe that this is a good school. But the fact about fights is very poor there are fights and the appropriate measures are not taken!

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2007
As a student at Tuscola I think that overall it is a fairly good school. Mrs.Mellville is awesome. However in some areas it needs some improvement. The administration needs some work. Our head Principal is great, he is fair, understanding and can get to a fight quicker than most. The assistant Principals need to learn a few things from him.

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2006
I am not a parent. I am a graduate of THS and am proud to be a teacher there now. Tuscola's main purpose is teaching and caring for our students. We pride ourselves on the variety of courses offered at such a small school. We encourage our students to be leaders for our community. We teach them responsibility of self for their work and actions. We want our students to be life learners and to not fall into the modern trends of social isolation and self-indulgence. There is more to life than the present. Tuscola leads students to their future and shows them how to take hold of it for themselves. I am proud to be a Mountaineer! - Maggie Melville

- submitted by a teacher
October 11, 2006
This school is truely not worried about their children just the idea on making a grade and name for themselves. Education is not the number one concern. The teachers that do want to teach have no say just have to go along with what the principals have to say and they dont request parent involvement which in my eyes in a number one no-no. As long as they look good they dont care who they loss and what is the cost look at their drop out rate it has been getting higher and higher as the years have come to pass. If you are a parent of this school and something is to happen you will find out weeks later and what is said at one meeting with be reworded at the next meeting. No interest in thier children.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 19, 2005
There is one great teacher at Tuscola, and that is Mr. Eleazer. He makes a lasting impression on his students & they actually remember what they learn from him (at least, I know I did). I cannot say the same for the principal, his assistant, or the school's ridiculous policies and punishments. Dropping out is as easy as signing your name, & the teachers don't care either way if you graduate or not. There is ZERO knowledge of how to deal with students with learning disabilities or ADD/ADHD. If you're AP, 'smart', & you never question anything, you may be able to make it through this school without serious issues. I dropped out in 11th grade, then homeschooled & learned more in 6 months than I did in 3 years at Tuscola.

- submitted by a former student
February 07, 2005
I am a graduate of Tuscola High School and I found it to be a terrific experience, the things I gained from some of the teachers will stay with me my entire life. I found the spirit of the administration to be very positive as well! -Amanda Harper

- submitted by a former student
August 12, 2004
Tuscola is a fantastic school. The teachers are all very helpfull, and accomidating. My daughter is a fresh graduate from this fine institution and she loved every minute there. The principal is such a nice and understanding man. Along with the assistant principals and councelers. I'm proud to say my daughter graduated from Tuscola!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2004
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- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
The teachers don't really seem to care about the students--a counseler even told my 12th-grade daughter she may as well drop out because she had the flu and was absent for a week. I really like the principal, and the male assistant principal, but the female assistant principal is as negative as the guidance counseler.

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2003
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September 04, 2003
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Tuscola High
564 Tuscola School Road, Waynesville, NC  28786
(828) 456-2408
Last modified Tuscola High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tuscola High Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews.