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Middle School Families

Students in grades 6-8 attend one of three neighborhood schools: Eastwood, Northridge and Westlawn. They are eligible to apply to one of two specialty schools: The Alberta School of Performing Arts and Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools - Middle. 

Students attend school Monday-Friday from 8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

In addition to year-long academic classes (language arts, science, social science), students participate in physical education and select from a broad range of elective courses. All schools have multiple fine arts programs, career and technical educational opportunities, and world languages. All students are also encouraged to participate in a wide variety of clubs, organizations and athletic teams. 

Tuscaloosa City Schools believes strongly in the importance of middle-grades education. During these critical years, all students will be engaged in an education that is developmentally responsive, challenging, empowering and equitable.

Our world is changing, and at TCS middle schools, so are we. 


Dr. Andrew Maxey
Director of Strategic Initiatives