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For the 2021 school year, there are 28 public schools serving 12,574 students in Tuscaloosa, AL. Tuscaloosa has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
The top ranked public schools in Tuscaloosa, AL are Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary School, Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle School and Rock Quarry Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tuscaloosa, AL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Tuscaloosa have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Alabama public schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Tuscaloosa, AL Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    315 Mcfarland Blvd E
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 759-3655

    Grades: K-5 | 295 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    315 Mcfarland Blvd E
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 759-3653

    Grades: 6-8 | 164 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Rock Quarry Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2000 Rock Quarry Dr
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (205) 759-8347

    Grades: PK-5 | 543 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Verner Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2701 Northridge Rd
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (205) 759-3667

    Grades: PK-5 | 570 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Rock Quary Middle School Math: 81% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2100 Rock Quarry Drive
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (205) 759-3578

    Grades: 6-8 | 530 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Northridge High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2901 Northridge Rd
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (205) 759-3590

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,002 student
  • Rank: #77.
    Englewood Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    10300 Old Greensboro Rd
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 342-2644

    Grades: 3-5 | 549 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Hillcrest High School Math: 45% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 Patriot Pkwy
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 342-2800

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,371 student
  • Rank: #99.
    University Place Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2000 First Avenue
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3664

    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Arcadia Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    315 Mcfarland Blvd E
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 759-3567

    Grades: PK-5 | 310 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Woodland Forrest Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6001 E Hargrove Rd E
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 759-3675

    Grades: PK-5 | 523 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Hillcrest Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 Hillcrest School Rd
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 342-2820

    Grades: 6-8 | 540 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Southview Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2601 Southview Drive
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 345-1325

    Grades: PK-5 | 541 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    The Alberta School Of Performing Arts Magnet School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2500 University Blvd E
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 759-3564

    Grades: PK-8 | 565 students
  • Rank: #15-1715.- 17.
    Martin L King Junior Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2430 Martin L King Jr Blvd
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3619

    Grades: PK-5 | 436 students
  • Rank: #15-1715.- 17.
    Northington Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1300 21st St E
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 759-3622

    Grades: PK-5 | 447 students
  • Rank: #15-1715.- 17.
    Oakdale Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3834 21st St
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3626

    Grades: PK-5 | 314 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Skyland Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2605 Southview Drive
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 759-3638

    Grades: PK-5 | 351 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    University Place Middle School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2010 First Ave
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3631

    Grades: 6-8 | 145 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Holt High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3801 Alabama Ave Ne
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 342-2768

    Grades: 9-12 | 388 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Central Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1510 Dinah Washington Ave
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3570

    Grades: PK-5 | 340 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Holt Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1001 Crescent Ridge Road
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 342-2650

    Grades: PK-5 | 543 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Central High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    905 15th Street
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3720

    Grades: 9-12 | 755 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Westlawn Middle School Math: 10% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1715 Martin L King Jr Blvd
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3673

    Grades: 6-8 | 389 students
  • Rank: #25-2825.- 28.
    Oak Hill School Special Education School
    3834 21st Street
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3629

    Grades: 6-12 | 22 students
  • Rank: #25-2825.- 28.350 Bobby Miller Pkwy
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 342-2939

    Grades: PK-2 | 584 students
  • Rank: #25-2825.- 28.
    Tuscaloosa Career And Technology Academy Vocational School
    2800 Martin Luther King Jr Bou
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3649

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #25-2825.- 28.
    Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    5941 12th Ave East
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    (205) 349-3131

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
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