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  • Williams Avenue Elementary School
  • 1700 Williams Ave Ne, Fort Payne
  • Fort Payne City
  • Grades: 3 - 4 · Students: 496
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Fort Payne Middle School
  • 4910 Martin Ave Ne, Fort Payne
  • Fort Payne City
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 944
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Fort Payne High School
  • 201 45th St Ne, Fort Payne
  • Fort Payne City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 873
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Alt School
  • P O Box 488, Fort Payne
  • Dekalb County
  • Grades: 5 - 12 · Students: n/a
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
  • Wills Valley Elementary School
  • 4111 Williams Ave Ne, Fort Payne
  • Fort Payne City
  • Grades: PK - 2 · Students: 855
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1

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.

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%

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.

To customize your list of Fort Payne schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Fort Payne, AL schools.

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%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chaparral, NM14,09520%59%
Reidsville, NC14,10738%23%
Whitefish Bay, WI14,08874%51%
Mount Washington, KY14,08856%13%
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.
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