Central Elementary School

1510 Dinah Washington Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Elementary School serves 340 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

Top Placements

Central Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 340 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students340 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

Central Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1067 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
96%
33%
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White
n/a
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.080.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTuscaloosa City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Central Elementary School is Sprayberry Education Center (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Westlawn Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Martin L King Junior Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tuscaloosa Martin L King Junior Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 436 students
    0.7 miles
    2430 Martin L King Jr Blvd
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3619
    0.7 PK-5 436
  • Tuscaloosa Westlawn Middle School Math: 10% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 389 students
    0.9 miles
    1715 Martin L King Jr Blvd
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3673
    0.9 6-8 389
  • Northport Collinsriverside Middle School Math: 33% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 545 students
    1.3 miles
    1400 3rd St
    Northport, AL 35476
    (205) 342-2680
    1.3 6-8 545
  • Northport Sprayberry Education Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 89 students
    1.4 miles
    2300 26th Avenue
    Northport, AL 35476
    (205) 342-2660
    1.4 PK-12 89
  • Tuscaloosa Central High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 755 students
    1.5 miles
    905 15th Street
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3720
    1.5 9-12 755

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