PROFICIENCY 34% 11% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
38%Fort Payne City
38%Fort Payne
37%Alabama

Fort Payne High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Fort Payne City" in Fort Payne, AL. There are a total of 873 students and 49 teachers at Fort Payne High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 462 free lunch students and 51 reduced lunch students.

Fort Payne High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 33.5%, which is 11% lower than the Alabama average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students873
Teachers48.5
Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch462
Reduced lunch51

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment69
Taking some courses30
Taking some courses (not tests)34
Passing some courses11
Passing no courses18

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Fort Payne High School, there are a total of 69 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 30 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All16%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School15-19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All51%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School50-54%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Fort Payne High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlabamaNational
Caucasian 64.4% 56.4% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 5.4% 3.8% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 0.5% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 27.3% 34.3% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.4% 4.9% 1.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Fort Payne Middle School38%0.4Fort Payne, AL
Williams Avenue Elementary School42%2.8Fort Payne, AL
Valley Head High School28%6.3Valley Head, AL
Moon Lake School35%8.1Mentone, AL
Plainview School43%8.4Rainsville, AL
Sylvania School34%9.6Sylvania, AL
Highland Elementary School30%33.3Lookout Mountain, AL

Fort Payne demographics profile

StatisticFort PayneAlabamaNational
Population14,1014,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2519291
Median age37.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%57%55%
Speak English80%95%79%
Speak Spanish19%3%13%

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%
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Source: The Fort Payne High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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