Tuscaloosa school information

Average Test Scores36%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools271,30779,221
Total private schools735324,874
Total post-secondary schools51027,963
The Tuscaloosa, AL educational system consists of 27 public schools, 7 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Tuscaloosa public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 3% lower than than the Alabama average and 26% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Tuscaloosa public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.2% have completed high school, 35.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Tuscaloosa are 26% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Tuscaloosa.
  • 85.8% of people in Tuscaloosa have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.2% of people in Tuscaloosa have completed high school.
  • 35.3% of people in Tuscaloosa have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Tuscaloosa

Completed 8th grade85.8%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school85.2%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college61.7%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.1%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.3%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters14.8%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.5%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.1%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Tuscaloosa (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Coker, AL81755%11%
Moundville, AL2,58046%7%
Northport, AL24,54441%17%
Brookwood, AL2,02939%21%
Holt, AL3,72823%54%
Tuscaloosa, AL96,35236%26%

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Tuscaloosa, AL96,35236%26%
Source: The Tuscaloosa, AL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.