2000 First Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
University Place Elementary School serves 357 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
University Place 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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University Place Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

University Place Elementary School's student population of 357 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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Date
First Day of Summer Learning
June 01, 2022 (Wednesday)

School Rankings

University Place Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of University Place Elementary School is 0.43, 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 Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#899 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
1%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
74%
33%
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White
13%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 357 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.43 (Top 50%)

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