Alabama
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Alabama Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Alabama School Districts by City
Number Of Students 743,789
Number Of Alabama Schools 1,514
Number Of Alabama School Districts 157
Spending Per Student $10,287

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.8656619503024
4th Grade 40.2486449876229
5th Grade 36.1118192000216
6th Grade 42.8056625590109
7th Grade 35.4049763144724
8th Grade 46.0276469084367
10th Grade 32.1247186663867

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 59.3887897114721
4th Grade 52.3127662694279
5th Grade 45.3746263340864
6th Grade 54.4309328797327
7th Grade 37.2516197059261
8th Grade 34.3442990652942
10th Grade 18.7481389564381

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 56.8% 51.5%
Black 33.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 7.0% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.4% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.9% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 50.7% 47.6%
English Language Learners 2.7% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 7.4% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 17.63
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Alabama Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,863,300 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 96 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.6% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.3% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,851,061 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.9% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.8% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.5% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.7% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.0% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.4% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.5% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.3% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 16.5% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,181 $3,853,754,156 50.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $528 $392,753,493 5.1%
Staff $386 $287,274,933 3.8%
General Administration $236 $175,482,614 2.3%
School Administration $561 $417,351,156 5.5%
Operation $860 $639,832,954 8.4%
Transportation $464 $345,014,003 4.5%
Other $202 $150,128,511 2.0%
Total Support $3,237 $2,407,868,398 31.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,869 $1,389,958,557 18.2%
Total Expenditures $10,287 $7,651,597,730 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%