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Avg. test scores 23%
High school dipl. 22%
Bachelors degree 59%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Fort Payne, AL School Districts

      • DeKalb County School District
      • Fort Payne City School District

      There are a total of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Fort Payne. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Fort Payne, AL schools is 38%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Fort Payne, AL, an average of 67.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 64.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Dutton, AL34245%10%
      Rainsville, AL4,98643%14%
      Henagar, AL2,28040%20%
      Gaylesville, AL16335%30%
      Mentone, AL38335%30%
      Fort Payne, AL14,10138%23%

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      Chaparral, NM14,09520%59%
      Reidsville, NC14,10738%23%
      Mount Washington, KY14,08856%13%
      Whitefish Bay, WI14,08874%51%
      Washington Court House, OH14,11572%46%
      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.