Tuscola High

4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
17
Grades
9-12
Students
1,013
Type
Public
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Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


English 2
70%
State avg: 60%
Math
55%
State avg: 60%
Biology I
48%
State avg: 54%
6/10
College readiness
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Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
87%
State avg: 84%
Average SAT score
1491
State avg: 1483
SAT participation rate
48%
State avg: 64%
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1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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White
88%
Hispanic
6%
Two or more races
2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
Black
2%
Asian
1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
257 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
20%
State avg: 11%
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17 Reviews
4 out of 5 stars
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4 2
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2 0
1 4
Neighborhood
564 Tuscola School Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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