THE CAPITOL SCHOOL

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2828 6TH ST
TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401
School Information
  • School Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 17.6
  • Number Students: 246
  • Number Teachers: 18
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Dr Barbara Rountree
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (1237 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (99 Reviews)
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    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-09-01
    "In 2016, a teacher was fired or asked to resign because a parent found out he had a violent criminal record. They do not screen the teachers well, or perhaps not at all. The teachers who are good tend to leave and begin work elsewhere; the turnover of teachers is ridiculous. The student handbook is a joke, so any teacher on a power trip can harass students (usually the ones with learning disabilities or struggles regarding any given subject) until the parents decide to leave the school. There is no curriculum carried out from year to year, in part because the administration is so sloppy, but that means that the teachers are left to decide for themselves what material should be covered - There is no standard. Not only does that affect the students who transfer in or out of the school, but it also affects those students who attend the school for several years consecutively because the turnover of teaching staff leads to chaos where the shoddily-designed curriculum that can affect students for entire school years. The Principal absolutely will not listen to any parent complaints (and there have been many). Instead, she just hires different teachers when the good ones get tired of not having the resources and guidance they feel they need."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-09-01
    "TCS is a FOR PROFIT school that has (1) no textbooks, (2) no lunchroom, and (3) no gymnasium (or other appropriate athletic facilities). The school is horribly disorganized with a ridiculous amount of turnover among the teachers and students. The Principal is scatter-brained and in constant need of attention. She will not send out e-mails or newsletters to communicate. Instead, she likes to meet with each parent individually. The teachers who are good tend to grow tired of the lack of resources, lack of organization and silly drama (There is no other way to describe it.) that occurs among the administrators, teachers, and parents. They do NOT do background checks on teachers, or choose to hire teachers with criminal backgrounds (last one discovered in 2016). There is no real security at the school. Initially, I liked seeing students with disabilities in the classroom, but those students tend to be leaving and it is just another disorganized mess where I cannot figure out the mission of the school....other than $$$$$$."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "I would no suggest enrolling in this school unless you are into throwing away money and sacrificing your child's education and future. The lack of scholarships given to graduates says it all. There is a reason almost 40% of the enrolled students are in the preschool. That seems to be the level of attainable education at this school"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "Extremely unprofessional and the leadership seems very inconsistent and moody. I was never given the same answer and everyone seemed to walk on pins and needles. Very stressful environment"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "I'm thankful our exposure was brief."
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