Award Year: 2018

Rock Quarry Elementary School

2000 Rock Quarry Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35406-3250

(205) 759-8347

Mrs. Laura Magee Jockish, Principal at time of Nomination

Tuscaloosa City School District

School Website

Mission

The vision/mission of Rock Quarry Elementary is that all children can and will learn when they experience school through a welcoming and nurturing environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 76%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 18%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 13%
Application
Rock Quarry Elementary ROCKS!

Rock Quarry Elementary ROCKS!

Rock Quarry Elementary School is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our school is home to approximately 570 students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade five. The vision of Rock Quarry Elementary is that all children can and will learn when they experience school through a welcoming and nurturing environment. Administration, faculty, and staff work diligently to create and maintain a culture of learning and excellence for our students. Developing relationships among all stakeholders is a key priority at our school. We realize that in order to meet the needs of each student it is of utmost importance to explore every aspect of the child, their capacity, and their challenges.

Instruction is delivered by highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff members who understand the strengths and needs of the children they serve. In addition to academic excellence, our priority is to develop life-long learners. The culture and climate of Rock Quarry Elementary reflects an environment that is focused on students and their academic, social, and emotional needs.

At Rock Quarry, we enjoy working with all of our stakeholders. Adopt-a-School partners, PTA, and our partnership with the University of Alabama Parent Teacher Leadership Academy are a few of the relationships we experience.

A culture of ongoing learning is fostered at Rock Quarry Elementary. This focus on learning includes every person in our building. Our faculty and staff engage in regular professional development to strengthen our craft by learning from colleagues. We are proud to participate in the "Powerful Conversations Network" (PCN) thorough the Alabama Best Practice Center. Our work with PCN over the past five years has extended our learning and impacted student achievement to a noted degree.