Central Elementary School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Central Elementary School
Central Elementary School is a vibrant, welcoming school located in the heart of the city. Our school is dedicated to providing children with a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn and grow. We strive to create a supportive and encouraging learning atmosphere for our students, as we believe that all children should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
At Central Elementary School, we offer a variety of educational programs and activities that are designed to meet the needs of all students. Our curriculum is designed to be engaging and challenging, while also helping students develop important skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving. We also offer a range of extracurricular activities, such as sports, art, and music, to help students explore their interests and develop their talents.
At Central Elementary School, we are committed to helping our students succeed. We strive to provide a positive and supportive learning environment where students can thrive. We believe that every child has the potential to be successful and we are dedicated to helping all students reach their goals.
1510 Dinah Washington Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
PreK – 5
Overview Central Elementary School
Central Elementary School serves 316 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Central Elementary School
Central Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.