Selma school information

IndexSelmaAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores19%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools211,30779,221
Total private schools435324,874
Total post-secondary schools31027,963
The Selma, AL educational system consists of 21 public schools, 4 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Selma public schools have average test scores of 19% which is 49% lower than than the Alabama average and 61% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Selma public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.2% have completed high school, 17.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Selma are 61% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Selma.
  • 75.0% of people in Selma have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.2% of people in Selma have completed high school.
  • 17.0% of people in Selma have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Selma

IndexSelmaAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade75.0%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school74.2%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college45.3%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.8%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.0%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.1%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.0%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Valley Grande, AL3,85528%43%
Orrville, AL14417%65%
Selmont-West Selmont, AL2,33516%68%
Selma, AL19,65019%61%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Willmar, MN19,64137%25%
Eustis, FL19,66144%11%
Mustang, OK19,63777%55%
Prunedale, CA19,62832%36%
Rosamond, CA19,67223%54%
Selma, AL19,65019%61%
Source: The Selma, 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.