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Univ Place Elementary School

5 reviews
2000 1st Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 759-3664

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There is a bit of a lag in the data and information about this school posted on Great Schools. In 2013, the school adopted a project-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curriculum. It now also is both a neighborhood school, but allows enrollment from throughout the city as space allows via lottery. This means the school's population is more diverse than reflected in the data. The school also is the home base for the Druid City Garden Project, a non-profit organization that uses school-based gardens as a teaching tool. The students work in the garden, use it for learning science, math and nutrition, and staff the farm stand at the school to sell produce. The school also has been recognized as a "Lighthouse School" for its implementation of the Leader in Me program. Every student takes responsibility for a job in the school - bathroom monitor, greeter, leading announcements, helping in the library - as part of developing their leadership skills. My child loves working in the Lego Lab and the STEAM Lab each week. It gives my busy kindergarten some active time to learn in a hands-on way rather than simply through old-fashioned rote techniques.
Posted by a parent on 9/29/2014
My child attended Arcadia Elementary's pre-k last year and was selected to attend university place for the STEAM program. Thus far I am very disappointed..... His teacher is unorganized and so is the school. Principal & others are very unfriendly. A move back to arcadia after the school year is a good possibility.
Posted by a parent on 11/5/2013
I have three children that attends this school and the teachers and principal knows everyone of them, they are so personable. This past year my oldest two have passed with A's and B's. I wouldn't want my kids to attend any other school.
Posted by a parent on 8/18/2011
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Tuscaloosa schools - Univ Place Elementary School is located at 2000 1st Avenue, Tuscaloosa AL 35401. Univ Place Elementary School is in the Tuscaloosa City School District. Univ Place Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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