Helena school information

IndexHelenaAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores57%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools21,30779,221
Total private schoolsn/a35324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1027,963
The Helena, AL educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Helena public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 53% higher than than the Alabama average and 17% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Helena public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.0% have completed high school, 50.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Helena are 17% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Helena.
  • 94.6% of people in Helena have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.0% of people in Helena have completed high school.
  • 50.6% of people in Helena have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Helena

IndexHelenaAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade94.6%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school94.0%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college79.7%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree59.0%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.6%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.2%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.1%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.0%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mountain Brook, AL20,53284%70%
Vestavia Hills, AL34,24378%58%
Homewood, AL25,65268%38%
Indian Springs Village, AL2,52962%25%
Hoover, AL84,10060%21%
Helena, AL17,63057%17%

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Helena, AL17,63057%17%
Source: The Helena, 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.