1715 Martin L King Jr Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Westlawn Middle School serves 545 students in grades 6-8.
Westlawn Middle 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower 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 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 545 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤1% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Westlawn Middle School's student population of 545 students has grown by 44% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 34% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
545 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Westlawn Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Westlawn Middle School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1234 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤1%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
91%
32%
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White
2%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Westlawn Middle School's ranking?

Westlawn Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

≤1% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 18% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Westlawn Middle School?

545 students attend Westlawn Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

91% of Westlawn Middle School students are Black, 5% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Westlawn Middle School?

Westlawn Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Westlawn Middle School offer ?

Westlawn Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Westlawn Middle School part of?

Westlawn Middle School is part of Tuscaloosa City School District.

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Spring Break
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day for Students
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 545 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤1% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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