Gadsden school information

IndexGadsdenAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores34%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools211,30779,221
Total private schools535324,874
Total post-secondary schools11027,963
The Gadsden, AL educational system consists of 21 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Gadsden public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 10% lower than than the Alabama average and 31% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gadsden public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 72.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 70.6% have completed high school, 14.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gadsden are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Gadsden.
  • 72.2% of people in Gadsden have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.6% of people in Gadsden have completed high school.
  • 14.7% of people in Gadsden have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gadsden

IndexGadsdenAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade72.2%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school70.6%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college46.0%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.6%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.7%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.2%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.0%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Southside, AL8,56351%4%
Ivalee, AL75850%1%
Steele, AL1,08950%1%
Jacksonville, AL12,82748%2%
Glencoe, AL5,12248%3%
Gadsden, AL36,23534%31%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Leander, TX36,20477%57%
Lewiston, ME36,27723%54%
Brighton, CO36,30722%55%
Franklin, WI36,15567%35%
Rome, GA36,34033%32%
Gadsden, AL36,23534%31%
Source: The Gadsden, 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.