Living In Tuscaloosa

Education in Tuscaloosa

At the Law School, we realize that many students move to Tuscaloosa with their families and are concerned about locating the best educational opportunity for them.

Daycare/Child Development

The following is a list of daycares in the Tuscaloosa area and their contact information (area code is 205). Those highlighted have their own websites. You can visit each school’s website by double-clicking on the name.

Daycare Address Phone
A Place for Me Child Development 2231 Veterans Memorial Pkwy 507-3011
Big Bird Day Care Center 3829 12th Street East 556-4323
Calvary’s Little Friends School 1121 Paul Bryant Drive 345-2465
The Capitol School 2828 Sixth Street 758-2828
Capstone Child Development Center 1509 University Blvd E 556-9041
Central Church of Christ Day School 304 Hargrove Road 759-9700
Charlie Brown Playland 2304 14th Street 758-1319
Child Care Network, Inc. 235 Rice Mine Road NE 752-4666
Children’s Discovery Center 601 Energy Center Blvd. (Northport) 343-0022
Creative Child Development Center 1515 17th Street 752-5375
Elizabeth Baptist Church 2650 Elizabeth Street 349-3800
First Presbyterian Pre-School 900 Greensboro Avenue 758-3223
First United Methodist Kiddie Kollege 800 Greensboro Avenue 345-7261
Forest Lake UMC Weekday Kids 1711 Fourth Avenue 758-6623
Gingerbread Children Center, Inc. 3813 Hunter Creek Road 339-5650
Green Jeans Learning Center 231 McFarland Blvd. N 345-2837
Head Start Program (Holt) 7 Nunnally Drive 556-8991
Head Start Program (Tuscaloosa) 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd 759-5490
Hillcrest Child Care 940 Hillcrest School Road 752-4400
Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1401 University Blvd E 553-5408
Holy Spirit Catholic Preschool 733 37th Street East 556-6086
Jellybeans Edu-Care Center 4816 University Blvd E 553-3888
Little Peoples Child Care Center 1240 McFarland Blvd E 345-2930
Maw Maw’s Early Learning Center 1204 Plantation Road 349-5463
Northport Baptist Church 1004 Main Avenue (Northport) 349-0103
Open Door Christian School 1785 McFarland Blvd NE 349-4881
Sherwood Forest Child Care I 2928 Hargrove Road E 556-6900
Sherwood Forest Child Care II 2525 Hospital Drive (Northport) 333-1110
Tender Loving Care Child Edu-Care 925 25th Avenue 556-5955
Three Bears Child Care 2315 Loop Road 553-0476
Tinkerbell’s Play School 1715 20th Avenue, (Northport) 339-7728
Tot World 1425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd 752-4338
Tuscaloosa Academy 420 Rice Valley Road N (Northport) 758-4462
Tuscaloosa Christian School 1601 Prudes Mill Road (Cottondale) 553-4303
University Church of Christ 1200 Julia Tutwiler Drive 553-3776
Valley View Baptist Church 8820 Highway 69 South 752-0927
Washington Square Day Care 2518 Fosters Ferry Road 758-6401


Public Schools

Public education in the Tuscaloosa area is divided into two systems, Tuscaloosa City Schools and Tuscaloosa County Schools. In both systems, the school your child attends is determined by the location in which you live. Both are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Alabama Department of Education.

Tuscaloosa City Schools

The Tuscaloosa City School system serves those who live within the Tuscaloosa city limits. Students in the system number nearly 10,000 at 12 neighborhood elementary schools, three middle schools, and four high schools. Alternative schools are also available including the Tuscaloosa Center For Technology, Parkview Learning Center, and Oak Hill School, offering specialized services for handicapped students. The Tuscaloosa City School system was recently selected as one of 17 Alabama systems for the “What Parents Want Most” national award. This award recognizes schools for excellence in areas such as competitive academic test scores, national average expenditures and small class sizes.

The Tuscaloosa City Schools has implemented an aggressive Five-Year Facilities Plan. Projects completed include new facilities for Alberta Elementary and two new high schools. Additional projects include new facilities at Eastwood Middle School; complete renovation of Central High School-West; relocation of the Tuscaloosa Center for Technology program to Central High School-East; and building of a multipurpose room for Verner Elementary.

The following is a list of schools in the Tuscaloosa City School system and their contact information (area code is 205). You can visit each school’s website by double-clicking on the name.

Board of Education

Superintendent’s Office 1210 21st Avenue 759-3700

Elementary Schools

School Address Phone
Alberta 2700 University Blvd East 759-3564
Arcadia 3740 Arcadia Drive 759-3567
Central Elementary 1510 30th Avenue 759-3570
Martin Luther King Jr. 2430 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd 759-3619
Northington 1300 21st Street East 759-3622
Oakdale 5001 25th Street 759-3626
Rock Quarry 2000 Rock Quarry Drive 759-8347
Skyland 408 Skyland Blvd East 759-3638
Stillman Heights 3824 21st Street 759-3646
University Place 2000 First Avenue 759-3664
Verner 2701 North Ridge Road 759-3667
Woodland Forrest 6001 Hargrove Road East 759-3675

Special Education

Debbie Anderson 759-3531

Middle Schools

School Address Phone
Eastwood 2301 14th Street East 759-3619
Tuscaloosa Middle 305 McFarland Blvd 759-3653
Westlawn 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd 759-3673

High Schools

School Address Phone
Central East (grades 11-12) 905 15th Street 759-3576
Central West (grades 9-10) 1715 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd 759-3720
Oak Hill 2501 Hargrove Road East 759-3629
Paul W. Bryant Buttermilk Road 759-3538
NorthRidge NorthRidge Road 759-3590
Tuscaloosa Alternative Learning Center 1103 17th Street 759-3632
Tuscaloosa Center for Technology 1300 37th Street East 759-3648

 Other Links:
West Alabama Chamber of CommerceTuscaloosa Convention and Visitor’s Bureau