Montgomery school information

IndexMontgomeryAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores30%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools591,30779,221
Total private schools3235324,874
Total post-secondary schools131027,963
The Montgomery, AL educational system consists of 59 public schools, 32 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools. Montgomery public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 21% lower than than the Alabama average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Montgomery public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.6% have completed high school, 31.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Montgomery are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 59 public schools in Montgomery.
  • 81.5% of people in Montgomery have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.6% of people in Montgomery have completed high school.
  • 31.2% of people in Montgomery have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Montgomery

IndexMontgomeryAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade81.5%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school80.6%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college60.3%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.6%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.2%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.2%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.0%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Prattville, AL35,10751%4%
Wetumpka, AL7,65447%4%
Coosada, AL1,18547%4%
Pine Level, AL3,91841%18%
Millbrook, AL15,04522%55%
Montgomery, AL201,71730%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Moreno Valley, CA202,06124%52%
Aurora, IL200,90731%38%
Columbus, GA200,30330%40%
Fayetteville, NC203,67039%20%
Yonkers, NY199,72534%31%
Montgomery, AL201,71730%40%
Source: The Montgomery, 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.