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Welcome to TCSS—where students learn, grow, and achieve!

The mission of the Tuscaloosa County School System is to educate and empower all students to be college and career-ready graduates — prepared to make positive contributions to our global society.

TCSS serves more than 19,000 students across 35 schools in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. TCSS is broken into six high school attendance zones, serving the communities of our county. Our high schools are Brookwood High School, Hillcrest High School, Holt High School, Northside High School, Sipsey Valley High School, and Tuscaloosa County High School.

From fine arts and athletics, to career technical education, to dual enrollment and Advanced Placement opportunities, and more, our school system provides students with many opportunities. 

A variety of resources and information for our students and families is listed on this page. Peruse the content that's organized below, or use the search bar to locate additional information on our site. 

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Enrolling in a Tuscaloosa County School: General Information

School Zones

Infofinder is the Tuscaloosa County School System's bus transportation routing software that provides parents with the ability to locate school zones, bus routes, and bus stops online based on their home address.

If you need school zone information, contact Brandi Hinton. For information about bus routes, please contact the district's Transportation team at 205-342-2636.

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  • Academics & Programs

Once again, the Alabama State Department of Education has purchased ACT Online Prep for high school juniors. This online prep tool available from the makers of the ACT® test helps students become more familiar with the format of the ACT.

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  • Academics & Programs

The Alabama Literacy Act was passed in 2019 to help improve reading in Alabama public schools to ensure students are reading on grade level by the end of the 3rd grade. Reading is the gateway to lifelong achievement and the students of Alabama deserve a strong start on their path to success.

Read More about Alabama Literacy Act
  • Health & Safety

It is the policy of the Board that no student shall engage in or be subjected to bullying, violence, threats of violence, or intimidation by any other student that is based on any of the specific characteristics that have been identified by the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education in this policy.

Read More about Bullying Prevention
  • Policies & Procedures

A standardized dress code of Tuscaloosa County Schools has been adopted to ensure that all students are provided safe and appropriate educational opportunities free from unnecessary disruptions or outside influences and to instill in students the need to dress appropriately and respect each other and authority.

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  • Academics & Programs

Learn more about Dual Enrollment eligibility requirements for high school students in Tuscaloosa County School System. Students interested in pursuing dual enrollment opportunities should speak with their school counselor before applying. 

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  • Health & Safety

The Tuscaloosa County School System takes student, staff, and community safety as a high priority. Our most important role is to provide measures and safety precautions that will keep our students, staff, and visitors safe while on any school campus.

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  • Academics & Programs

The Extended Day Program is an extension of the regular school day that helps meet childcare needs of families. Each school offers a unique combination of activities, which can include homework assistance, tutoring programs, and enrichment activities.

Read More about Extended Day Program