Huntsville school information

IndexHuntsvilleAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores48%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools551,30779,221
Total private schools2735324,874
Total post-secondary schools91027,963
The Huntsville, AL educational system consists of 55 public schools, 27 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools. Huntsville public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 28% higher than than the Alabama average and 2% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Huntsville public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.9% have completed high school, 41.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Huntsville are 2% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 55 public schools in Huntsville.
  • 86.7% of people in Huntsville have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.9% of people in Huntsville have completed high school.
  • 41.5% of people in Huntsville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Huntsville

IndexHuntsvilleAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade86.7%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school85.9%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college70.9%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree49.5%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.5%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.9%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.0%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Madison, AL46,39670%42%
Owens Cross Roads, AL1,79955%11%
Moores Mill, AL6,49352%6%
New Market, AL1,20151%3%
Harvest, AL5,08050%1%
Huntsville, AL188,97348%2%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tallahassee, FL188,46650%1%
Salt Lake City, UT191,44639%20%
Grand Prairie, TX185,63171%45%
Mobile, AL193,71732%35%
Grand Rapids, MI193,88730%38%
Huntsville, AL188,97348%2%
Source: The Huntsville, 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.