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Avg. test scores 64%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 16%

Tuscaloosa school information

IndexTuscaloosaAlabamaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexTuscaloosaAlabamaNational
      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%

      Tuscaloosa, AL School Districts

      • Tuscaloosa City School District
      • Tuscaloosa County School District

      There are a total of 27 public schools, 7 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Tuscaloosa. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Tuscaloosa, AL schools is 36%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Tuscaloosa, AL, an average of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Mission Viejo, CA96,17853%8%
      Portsmouth, VA96,07173%48%
      Lawton, OK96,72872%46%
      Arden-Arcade, CA96,89832%34%
      Vacaville, CA95,60742%15%
      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.