Tuscaloosa County School System



  • New Bus Drivers Class Orientation

    on Tuesday, October 13 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.
    Anyone Interested in becoming a School Bus Driver needs to contact the Transportation Department at 342-2636.


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  • Click the link below to see the Dates and Locations for Flu and Wellness screenings.




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  • The Free and Reduced application link is now available. It is https://tcss.rocketscanapps.com

    Once an application has been process, the new eligibility will go into effect in 10 (straight) days If your child was a student at TCSS last year, and we have not received an application, their eligibility will temporarily stay the same as last year until 9.25.15. If we have not received an application by then you child will go to full paid meals.

    Breakfast $1.25

    Elem lunch $2.35

    Middle/High lunch $2.55

    We are sorry for any inconvenience the delay of the applications process has caused.

    We hope you and Child/Children have a great 2015-2016 School Year.




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  • Tuscaloosa County Schools Awarded Pre-K Grants

    The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time and this year the level of excitement is even higher for seven of our schools.  In May 2015, Governor Bentley announced over 200 new grants that will provide Alabama four-year-olds with access to high quality, pre-kindergarten. 

    The Tuscaloosa County School System was awarded seven First Class Pre-K PLUS grants.  Taylorville Primary School received grants for two Pre-K classes while the following schools each received a grant for one Pre-K class: Brookwood Elementary School, Lake View Elementary School, Myrtlewood Elementary School, Vance Elementary School and Walker Elementary School.  In addition to the First Class PLUS classroom grants, Buhl Elementary School and Taylorville Primary School received First Class Intervention grants. 

    The Alabama Office of School Readiness (OSR) has developed early learning standards to promote school readiness for four-year-olds. The children attending TCSS Pre-K classes will be provided with opportunities for exploration, sociability, creativity, decision making and responsibility. These experiences will lead to students that are ready to learn when entering kindergarten.


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  • Child Find

    The Tuscaloosa County Schools are attempting to find and identify individuals from birth to 21 years of age who have disabilities or are suspected to have disabilities and are in need of special education services.

    Child Find is a program designed by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to help those who are in need of special education services.

    Parents of disabled children or anyone knowledgeable of disabled children who may need special education services should contact the Child Find Coordinator in the Special Education Department (205) 342-2756 or call 1-800-392-8020 for ages 3 through 21 or 1-800-543-3098 from birth until 2 years of age.  For more information you may also contact the Alabama Relay Service at 1-800-548-2547.

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  • The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education is pleased to announce Community Forums  dates.

    In a continuing effort to engage our community in the initiatives and programs of the Tuscaloosa County School System, community strategic forums will be held in each of our high school clusters. Dr. Davie and central office staff will present progress and updates for our system as well as listen to concerns and questions from the community. 

    Brookwood High School at 6:00 pm on 9/22/2015

    Holt High at 6:00 pm on 9/24/2015

    Hillcrest High at 6:00 pm on 10/6/2015

    Sipsey Valley at 6:00 pm on 10/8/2015

    Northside High at 6:00 pm on 10/20/2015

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  • Academic Scholars Offered in Middle Schools

    As part of our mission to educate and empower all students to be college and career ready graduates, a strengthened and highly rigorous program for our high-achieving students has been implemented at the middle school level. This program, known as the Academic Scholars Program, began in the 2014-2015 school year. Academic Scholars Program provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers.

    Offered in all four academic classes in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2015-2016 school year, and adding 8th grade in the 2016-2017 school year, the Academic Scholars Program provides intellectual and creative challenges to help students become skilled problem solvers and critical thinkers. In addition, the program incorporates project-based learning to give hands-on opportunities for students to learn, fostering the development of skills for communication, understanding, and team building, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.                                                                                                                                                    


    • Provided at the Middle School level, beginning with rising 6th grade students in 2014-2015; 7th grade students in 2015-2016; 8th grade students in 2016-2017
    • Offers courses for all four core disciplines: English, mathematics, science, and social studies
    • Emphasis on project-based learning and “Science and Technology interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements” (STEAM)
    • Goal of producing students who are problem-solvers and have high critical thinking skilll

    Rising 6th Graders (for 2015-2016)

    Entrance Criteria

    • 80% or higher in each of the four core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) 1st, 2nd, 3rd nine weeks.
    • 70 or higher National Percentile Ranking (NPR) in mathematics and/or in reading

    NOTE: If the entrance criteria are met in math, the rising 6th grade student will qualify for the Math/Science Academic Scholars program. If criteria are met in reading, the rising 6th grade student will qualify for the English/Science/Social Studies program.


    Option for Parent Override

    • If a student does not meet the 70 NPR, but has met the grading criteria and an NPR of at least a 60, a parent override will be accepted through the first four days of the school year. An override request must be made to the school principal no later than August 18,2015.
    • In order to continue in the Academic Scholars Program for the 7th grade year, a current 6th grade academic scholar must maintain an 80% or higher grade in each of the core subjects for each nine week period. There will be no parent override for 7th grade.

    Contact your local school principal if you have questions about the Academic Scholars Program.



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