Talk:Tucker Middle School

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Hi, per the assessment request put forth on the Wikiproject Schools assessment page--I am assessing this article and leaving it at Start/Low. There is hardly enough content for this article to be rated to C class just yet. My advice, add a little more about the curriculum, extra curricular activities, etc. Also, what is the history behind the school? Who founded it? What is the story behind it? Expand this article, then request a re-assessment. Thanks. -- Joker264 (talk) 04:55, 17 December 2010 (UTC)


Some feedback[edit]

Hi, I saw your request for feedback on your article. I can see that you've put a lot of time into it, thanks for your hard work :)

I think the most important thing you need to address is meeting Wikipedia:Notability and Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies) guidelines. Make sure you've read them. Is there anything about the school that is particularly famous, unusual, or noteworthy, that has been discussed in an book or newspaper, for example? If you can find some, the article is much more likely to be kept.

Secondly, there are some problems with the references. A reference is meant to prove that what the article has just said is true. So for example the first sentence of this article says "Tucker Middle School is the only public Middle School in Tucker, DeKalb County, Georgia,United States and is operated by the DeKalb County School System[1]." But clicking on that link just takes me to the homepage of DeKalb County School System. It would be better to give a reference directly to wherever the information in the first sentence came from. Reference 2 is better because the link proves the statement about student numbers and ethnicities.

I didn't check all of them, but the links in references 19 and 20 didn't work from my computer. Check whether there's a typo, or maybe they only work from an internal school network?

I like the info box, it's a good way to put in a lot of information. The Awards and Recognitions Section is quite difficult to read- keep the most important things and delete the more minor ones. For the ones you keep, you could explain a little more about what they are, provide wikilinks to their articles if they have articles. They might be easier to read as a list, it's worth thinking about.

In terms of the content, I agree that the history of the school would be a good addition. Also, are there any past students who've become famous? I'm not convinced that information about who teaches each subject deserves to be in an encyclopedia - it's not really interesting to people outside the school (unless the teachers are notable in some way).

I realise that's quite a long list - it sounded like you really wanted some feedback, so I hope that some of it is helpful to you. Good luck with the article.--Hermajesty21 (talk) 22:50, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Concern over notability[edit]

I am concerned over this school meeting the notability requirement to have an article. All of this information is attributed to one single website, and that site is the school's own website. Schools below the high school level generally are not supported for inclusion unless the school has some unique feature to its history. The fact that only one site is cited is not grounds for deletion, per se, but I think a lack of third party sources is going to make this article an attractive target for deletion. LonelyBeacon (talk) 05:12, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Second assessment[edit]

I'm re-assessing this article following a request. This article contains lots of references which is impressive, however I would suggest using reference templates such as {{cite web}}, see WP:CITET. You might also want to look at WP:WPSCH/AG for guidance on what content should be included in the article and how it should be laid out. Some sections could do with further expansion, but note that normally only alumni and the head teacher (principal) are referred to by name in school articles. The biggest problem still with this article is a lack of coverage in secondary sources in order to meet WP:N. Schools below high school level are not usually considered notable, and this article will need to demonstrate that this is not the case with this school to avoid deletion requests. This article is close to C-class, though I'm leaving it at Start due to the notability issues. CT Cooper · talk 17:21, 25 December 2010 (UTC)


You could add in a picture of the school logo or seal, the building, and students in school uniform (but not so you can identify students). Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:05, 26 December 2010 (UTC)


Thank you all for your assesments. I truly appreciate it -PsiΨ (talk) 01:51, 7 January 2011 (UTC)