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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  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 18,709 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
2314 9th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
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Tuscaloosa County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
42 responses
Average ACT
24
791 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,709
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,292
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,132/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$44,120
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$843
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,900
National
$184,700

Tuscaloosa County Schools Reviews

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Tuscaloosa county schools are filled to the brim with good people who care about their children and their community. However, over the past 10 years more people have began to care less and less about their child's education, and a significant drop off of parent involvement is prevalent. Furthermore, the funding to these county schools is extremely poor, leaving many teachers with below average equipment and materials. Nevertheless, the school system still contains many amazing teachers and educators who truly care for their students and strive daily to make it a great learning environment.
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The Tuscaloosa County School system is a public school system in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The experience in the schools is very confusing. I was enrolled at Tuscaloosa County High School before attending college and the communication between high school and college was not an easy thing due to the limitations made by the school board. Also, I was apart of the football team at the high school and the school went through 3 head coaches in 4 years due to the school system not wanting to pay the coaches enough to stay, making the player experience unenjoyable.
I liked that most of the students were friendly, so were the teachers. The teachers are very attentive an listens to a students needs. The schools in the county need more funding in general. The lunch nenu also needs to change. I think people are tired of eating pizza all the time. The athletic department needs more money. They always have to fundn raise, unlike the city schools. If the city schools can have money, why can't the county school be equally as great.