School Profile / Beyond The Numbers
Learn more about Oak Hill School
Oak Hill is a specialty school within the Tuscaloosa City School district. We currently house four programs, Oak Hill Special Needs Program, STARS Academy for both elementary and secondary students, and Success Prep Academy. We strive to meet the needs of our students through a series of academic supports and wrap-around services. Our vision is to foster an atmosphere of high expectations, motivation, and innovation in an effort to move students toward meeting their individual goals. Our commitment to this vision ensures that students are exposed to research-based interventions strategies. Oak Hill has received both national and state recognition. Oak Hill is a National Magna Award winner for its Success Prep Program and a National Let’s Move School Award winner for its Adaptive P.E. Program. The school has twice received the CLAS Banner School Award at the state level.
Developing Productive Citizens
We are seeking to help students become productive citizens within our community. As a result, Oak Hill is partnering with the Tuscaloosa Police Department to develop the Teen and Police Service Academy. Police Officers will mentor students weekly during the school day.
Oak Hill engages students and builds leadership through student-led community service, student-led meetings, and student clubs. Students volunteer and assist others in the community. They also participate in a variety of group activities while at school.
Students in our special needs program receive specialized instruction from certified teachers and paraprofessionals. In addition to classroom instruction, students receive speech therapy, music therapy, dance therapy, and transition services through various community partnerships.
Closing The Achievement Gap
We are focusing heavily on improving the reading achievement for students in grades 8 and 10. We are currently using a reading program called READ 180. The program is designed to help students better understand and remember what they read on a daily basis.
Oak Hill School
3834 21st Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Oak Hill Serves 200 to 300 Students Annually
16 Teachers and 12 Paraprofessionals
Adopt-a-School Partners: Alabama Power & Powell Petroleum
Four-Time State & Nationally Recognized School