Dothan school information

IndexDothanAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores40%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:115:116:1
Total public schools231,30779,221
Total private schools1035324,874
Total post-secondary schools31027,963
The Dothan, AL educational system consists of 23 public schools, 10 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Dothan public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 7% higher than than the Alabama average and 19% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dothan public schools is 17:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.3% have completed high school, 25.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Dothan are 19% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 23 public schools in Dothan.
  • 82.3% of people in Dothan have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.3% of people in Dothan have completed high school.
  • 25.0% of people in Dothan have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Dothan

IndexDothanAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school81.3%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.7%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.9%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.0%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.9%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Dothan (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Newton, AL1,51650%2%
Rehobeth, AL1,73250%1%
Webb, AL1,39447%4%
Cottonwood, AL1,31643%13%
Slocomb, AL1,58943%13%
Dothan, AL68,06640%19%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pittsburg, CA67,99827%44%
North Richland Hills, TX67,99481%65%
Mount Vernon, NY68,21728%43%
Frederick, MD68,22950%2%
St. Charles, MO68,34162%25%
Dothan, AL68,06640%19%
Source: The Dothan, AL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.