Fort Payne school information

IndexFort PayneAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores38%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:115:116:1
Total public schools41,30779,221
Total private schoolsn/a35324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1027,963
The Fort Payne, AL educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Fort Payne public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 1% higher than than the Alabama average and 23% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Payne public schools is 17:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 67.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 64.9% have completed high school, 12.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fort Payne are 23% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Fort Payne.
  • 67.3% of people in Fort Payne have completed 8th grade.
  • 64.9% of people in Fort Payne have completed high school.
  • 12.5% of people in Fort Payne have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Payne

IndexFort PayneAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade67.3%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school64.9%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college40.5%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.2%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.5%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.0%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.0%1.3%

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

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Dutton, AL34245%10%
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Mentone, AL38335%30%
Fort Payne, AL14,10138%23%

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Fort Payne, AL14,10138%23%
Source: The Fort Payne, 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.