Top 10 Best Tuscaloosa Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 13,007 students in Tuscaloosa, AL (there are 7 private schools, serving 2,862 private students). 82% of all K-12 students in Tuscaloosa, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Tuscaloosa, AL are Rock Quarry Elementary School, Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary School and Verner 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 21% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 45% 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 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Best Tuscaloosa, AL Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rock Quarry Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2000 Rock Quarry Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-8347
Grades: PK-5
| 569 students
Rank: #22.
Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
315 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3655
Grades: K-5
| 280 students
Rank: #33.
Verner Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2701 Northridge Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-3667
Grades: PK-5
| 590 students
Rank: #44.
Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
315 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3653
Grades: 6-8
| 163 students
Rank: #55.
Northridge Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3811 Northridge Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-3578
Grades: 6-8
| 768 students
Rank: #66.
Northridge High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2901 Northridge Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-3590
Grades: 9-12
| 1,116 students
Rank: #77.
Englewood Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10300 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 342-2644
Grades: 3-5
| 502 students
Rank: #88.
Hillcrest Middle School
Math: 15% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
401 Hillcrest School Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 342-2820
Grades: 6-8
| 584 students
Rank: #99.
University Place Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 First Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3664
Grades: PK-5
| 581 students
Rank: #1010.
Holt Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Crescent Ridge Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 342-2650
Grades: PK-5
| 460 students
Rank: #1111.
Hillcrest High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Patriot Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 342-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,314 students
Rank: #1212.
Woodland Forrest Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6001 E Hargrove Rd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 759-3675
Grades: PK-5
| 489 students
Rank: #1313.
The Alberta School Of Performing Arts
Magnet School
Math: 10% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2500 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3564
Grades: PK-8
| 664 students
Rank: #1414.
Arcadia Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3740 Arcadia Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3567
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Central High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
905 15th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3720
Grades: 9-12
| 764 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Holt High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3801 Alabama Ave Ne
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 342-2768
Grades: 9-12
| 422 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Central Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1510 Dinah Washington Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3570
Grades: PK-5
| 310 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Martin L King Jr Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2430 Martin L King Jr Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3619
Grades: PK-5
| 491 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Skyland Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
408 Skyland Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 759-3638
Grades: PK-5
| 412 students
Rank: #2020.
Oakdale Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5001 25th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3626
Grades: PK-5
| 330 students
Rank: #2121.
Southview Elementary School
Math: 3% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2601 Southview Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 345-1325
Grades: PK-5
| 651 students
Rank: #2222.
Westlawn Middle School
Math: ≤1% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1715 Martin L King Jr Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3673
Grades: 6-8
| 545 students
Rank: n/an/a
350 Bobby Miller Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 342-2939
Grades: PK-2
| 578 students
Rank: n/an/a
Tuscaloosa Career And Technology Academy
Vocational School
2800 Martin Luther King Jr Bou
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3649
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
5941 12th Ave East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 349-3131
Grades: 7-12
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2501 Woodland Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-7236
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
820 20th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 342-2846
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Evergreen School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
The University Of Alabama Work
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 343-2865
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
1715 Martin Luther King Jr,blv
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3511
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1300 21st St E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3622
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Oak Hill School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
3834 21st Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3629
Grades: 6-12
| 22 students
2605 Southview Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3653
Grades: 6-8
| 358 students
3834 21st St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3646
Grades: 3-5
| 201 students
1103 17th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3632
Grades: 6-12
| 70 students
7 Nunnelly Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 342-2662
Grades: 4-12
| 34 students
315 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3652
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
2010 First Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3631
Grades: 6-8
| 145 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Tuscaloosa, AL?
The top ranked public schools in Tuscaloosa, AL include Rock Quarry Elementary School, Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary School and Verner Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Tuscaloosa, AL?
25 public schools are located in Tuscaloosa, AL.
What percentage of students in Tuscaloosa, AL go to public school?
82% of all K-12 students in Tuscaloosa, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Tuscaloosa, AL?
Tuscaloosa, AL public schools minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public schools average of 47% (majority Black).

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