Tuscaloosa City School District

1210 21st Ave
Tuscaloosa , AL 35401 - 2934
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 10,744 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 47%), 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 47% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
20 Schools
1,552 Schools
# Students
10,744 Students
731,765 Students
# Teachers
666 Teachers
42,338 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 2020-2021 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
0.49
0.61
# American Indian Students
33 Students
6,802 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
192 Students
10,976 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
600 Students
68,594 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
9%
# Black Students
7,287 Students
235,870 Students
% Black Students
68%
32%
# White Students
2,458 Students
389,026 Students
% White Students
23%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
19 Students
915 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
155 Students
19,582 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
523
18,409
# Students in K Grade:
828
53,003
# Students in 1st Grade:
883
54,852
# Students in 2nd Grade:
846
53,708
# Students in 3rd Grade:
799
53,520
# Students in 4th Grade:
775
53,607
# Students in 5th Grade:
798
54,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
829
57,108
# Students in 7th Grade:
786
58,734
# Students in 8th Grade:
779
57,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
813
57,772
# Students in 10th Grade:
701
55,659
# Students in 11th Grade:
673
52,297
# Students in 12th Grade:
711
50,467
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,630 is higher than the state median of $11,215. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,851 is higher than the state median of $11,262. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$136 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$213 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,630
$11,215
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,851
$11,262
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Tuscaloosa City School District Public Schools (2022-23)

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
| 170 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
| 292 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
| 567 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
| 539 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
| 1,133 students
Rank: #66.
Northridge Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3811 Northridge Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-3578
Grades: 6-8
| 807 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
| 513 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
| 570 students
Rank: #99.
Arcadia Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3740 Arcadia Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-3567
Grades: PK-5
| 403 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
| 582 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
| 644 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Martin L King Jr 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
| 480 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Oakdale Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5001 25th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3626
Grades: PK-5
| 325 students
Rank: #1414.
Skyland Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
408 Skyland Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 759-3638
Grades: PK-5
| 364 students
Rank: #1515.
Eastwood Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6314 Mary Harmon Bryant Drive
Cottondale, AL 35453
(205) 759-3613
Grades: 6-8
| 729 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
| 745 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
| 316 students
Rank: #1818.
Paul W Bryant High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6315 Mary Harmon Bryant Drive
Cottondale, AL 35453
(205) 759-3538
Grades: 9-12
| 1,020 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
| 545 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
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 20
  • Enrollment: 10,744 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%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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