Northridge Middle School

3811 Northridge Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Northridge Middle School serves 768 students in grades 6-8.
Northridge Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 768 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Northridge Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Northridge Middle School's student population of 768 students has grown by 49% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
768 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Northridge Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Northridge Middle School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#278 out of 1276 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
10%
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Black
39%
32%
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White
51%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
3%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northridge Middle School's ranking?
Northridge Middle School is ranked #278 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Northridge Middle School often compared to?
Northridge Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hillcrest Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Northridge Middle School?
768 students attend Northridge Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Northridge Middle School students are White, 39% of students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northridge Middle School?
Northridge Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Northridge Middle School offer ?
Northridge Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Northridge Middle School part of?
Northridge Middle School is part of Tuscaloosa City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 768 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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