Pelham school information

Average Test Scores39%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools31,30779,221
Total private schools135324,874
Total post-secondary schools11027,963
The Pelham, AL educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Pelham public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 3% higher than than the Alabama average and 22% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pelham public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.8% have completed high school, 37.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pelham are 22% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Pelham.
  • 89.3% of people in Pelham have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.8% of people in Pelham have completed high school.
  • 37.8% of people in Pelham have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pelham

Completed 8th grade89.3%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school88.8%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college72.1%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.4%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.8%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.9%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.0%1.3%

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

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Mountain Brook, AL20,53284%70%
Vestavia Hills, AL34,24378%58%
Homewood, AL25,65268%38%
Shoal Creek, AL1,44866%34%
Indian Springs Village, AL2,52962%25%
Pelham, AL22,59639%22%

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Pelham, AL22,59639%22%
Source: The Pelham, 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.