Tuscaloosa City School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 23 public schools serving 10,575 students in Tuscaloosa City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Tuscaloosa City School District have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Alabama public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Tuscaloosa City School District are Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle School, Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary School and Rock Quarry Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Tuscaloosa City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Tuscaloosa City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Tuscaloosa City School District
School District Phone Number
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
23 Schools
1,473 Schools
# Students
10,575 Students
740,387 Students
# Teachers
652 Teachers
42,061 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Tuscaloosa City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 139 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#77 out of 139 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tuscaloosa City  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tuscaloosa City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tuscaloosa City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tuscaloosa City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.47
0.59
# American Indian Students
25 Students
6,925 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
226 Students
10,746 Students
% Asian Students
2%
1%
# Hispanic Students
431 Students
58,511 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
8%
# Black Students
7,325 Students
243,146 Students
% Black Students
69%
33%
# White Students
2,461 Students
403,662 Students
% White Students
24%
55%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
837 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
94 Students
16,560 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
473
15,520
# Students in K Grade:
866
54,877
# Students in 1st Grade:
810
56,316
# Students in 2nd Grade:
840
55,468
# Students in 3rd Grade:
833
57,386
# Students in 4th Grade:
793
58,396
# Students in 5th Grade:
834
57,546
# Students in 6th Grade:
759
55,235
# Students in 7th Grade:
745
55,345
# Students in 8th Grade:
675
54,934
# Students in 9th Grade:
776
57,297
# Students in 10th Grade:
760
55,313
# Students in 11th Grade:
690
53,914
# Students in 12th Grade:
721
52,840
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,903 is higher than the state median of $10,763. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,978 is higher than the state median of $10,762. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$126 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Tuscaloosa City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$158 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Tuscaloosa City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,903
$10,763
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tuscaloosa City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,978
$10,762
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tuscaloosa City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Tuscaloosa City School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
315 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3653
Grades: 6-8
| 164 students
Rank: #22.
Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
315 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3655
Grades: K-5
| 295 students
Rank: #33.
Rock Quarry Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 80%
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: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2701 Northridge Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-3667
Grades: PK-5
| 570 students
Rank: #55.
Northridge High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2901 Northridge Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-3590
Grades: 9-12
| 1,002 students
Rank: #66.
Rock Quary Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2100 Rock Quarry Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-3578
Grades: 6-8
| 530 students
Rank: #77.
Woodland Forrest Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6001 E Hargrove Rd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 759-3675
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
Rank: #88.
University Place Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 First Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3664
Grades: PK-5
| 357 students
Rank: #99.
Arcadia Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
315 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3567
Grades: PK-5
| 310 students
Rank: #1010.
Southview Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2601 Southview Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 345-1325
Grades: PK-5
| 541 students
Rank: #1111.
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: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Martin L King Junior Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2430 Martin L King Jr Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3619
Grades: PK-5
| 436 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Oakdale Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3834 21st St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3626
Grades: PK-5
| 314 students
Rank: #1414.
Skyland Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2605 Southview Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 759-3638
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: #1515.
Eastwood Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
6314 Mary Harmon Bryant Drive
Cottondale, AL 35453
(205) 759-3613
Grades: 6-8
| 807 students
Rank: #1616.
Central High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
905 15th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3720
Grades: 9-12
| 755 students
Rank: #1717.
Central Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1510 Dinah Washington Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3570
Grades: PK-5
| 340 students
Rank: #1818.
Paul W Bryant High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
6315 Mary Harmon Bryant Drive
Cottondale, AL 35453
(205) 759-3538
Grades: 9-12
| 1,169 students
Rank: #1919.
Westlawn Middle School
Math: 11% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1715 Martin L King Jr Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3673
Grades: 6-8
| 389 students
1300 21st St E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3622
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Oak Hill School
Special Education School
3834 21st Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3629
Grades: 6-12
| 22 students
Tuscaloosa Career And Technology Academy
Vocational School
2800 Martin Luther King Jr Bou
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3649
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2010 First Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3631
Grades: 6-8
| 145 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Students: 10,575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.47

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