Mobile school information

Average Test Scores32%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools601,30779,221
Total private schools3935324,874
Total post-secondary schools131027,963
The Mobile, AL educational system consists of 60 public schools, 39 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools. Mobile public schools have average test scores of 32% which is 15% lower than than the Alabama average and 35% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mobile public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.7% have completed high school, 27.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Mobile are 35% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 60 public schools in Mobile.
  • 84.7% of people in Mobile have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.7% of people in Mobile have completed high school.
  • 27.4% of people in Mobile have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mobile

Completed 8th grade84.7%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school83.7%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college58.8%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.6%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.4%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.7%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.0%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Spanish Fort, AL7,82558%18%
Fairhope, AL17,99655%11%
Saraland, AL13,77853%7%
Daphne, AL24,29551%3%
Tillmans Corner, AL18,62048%3%
Mobile, AL193,71732%35%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Grand Rapids, MI193,88730%38%
Salt Lake City, UT191,44639%20%
Augusta, GA196,78422%56%
Amarillo, TX197,57075%53%
Little Rock, AR197,64026%46%
Mobile, AL193,71732%35%
Source: The Mobile, 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.