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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Tuscaloosa County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Tuscaloosa, AL. It has 18,430 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
About Tuscaloosa County Schools...
Address
PO Drawer 2568
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Telephone
(205) 758-0411
Website

Tuscaloosa County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1120
35 responses
Average ACT
24
659 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,430
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,434
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$185,132,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,314/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$42,428
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,000
National
$184,700

Tuscaloosa County Schools Reviews

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I feel like Tuscaloosa County Schools are at a disadvantage when it comes to funds. We do not have enough books to go around, we are behind in technology, and our athletics suffer from poor equipment and training facility. The larger city schools get all the attention.
What I do like is that we are small family life. Although in the long run it hurts us. I do not feel unsafe like most of my city friends do. Our athletic parents do get involved to help make our facilities better and without that small family life we wouldn't have this.
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The Tuscaloosa County Schools are great, but need improvement. The academics for the Tuscaloosa County High Schools are not quiet good as others would say. The academics for the high schools are basic and really don't prepare you for the college life like they should do. The Teachers within the high schools are not into teaching and making sure that the student get the material and learn the material to be ready for college and the professors that are within these colleges.
My experience with the Tuscaloosa County School System has been one that has provided me with boundless academic opportunities, shaping me into a scholar ready to test myself in a college environment. I have learned to hone my own independence and equally been able to gain help when most needed. Teachers are always eager to extend their aid, encouraging students to continue pursuing an education beyond high school. There is also an equal balance of activities outside of academics that faculty make sure to get students pumped for--whether it be homecoming, football games, or special programs. Everyone at a Tuscaloosa County School persistently pushes toward a new goal, seeking to improve the academia and the pride of graduating from such a close-knit school. Although we may not hold as big of a prestigious title as other schools around the nation, we will never forget where we come from and how far we can go with a Tuscaloosa County education.