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Overview

Public Schools Overview Alabama School Districts by City
Number Of Students 746,204
Number Of Alabama Schools 1,640
Number Of Alabama School Districts 173
Spending Per Student $9,981

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 34.4573251684526
4th Grade 38.2371534593757
5th Grade 33.7351938879985
6th Grade 41.7499420667807
7th Grade 35.2651293882102
8th Grade 47.6834331496481
10th Grade 61.13284002766

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.9248927103044
4th Grade 45.0463229760226
5th Grade 39.3601106667882
6th Grade 43.370860260733
7th Grade 31.311591816715
8th Grade 28.5214078991804
10th Grade 19.3507168683095

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 57.0% 50.9%
Black 33.6% 15.6%
Hispanic 5.5% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.4% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.8% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 2.3% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 10.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.82
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Alabama Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,858,979 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 95 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 19.8% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.8% 26.4%
65 Or Older 14.5% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,845,821 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 12.3% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 83.7% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 23.1% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.0% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.3% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.8% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.2% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.9% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.9% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 16.9% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,024 $3,749,129,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $503 $374,985,000 5.0%
Staff $399 $297,873,000 4.0%
General Administration $198 $147,771,000 2.0%
School Administration $538 $401,462,000 5.4%
Operation $830 $619,121,000 8.3%
Transportation $448 $333,984,000 4.5%
Other $196 $146,548,000 2.0%
Total Support $3,111 $2,321,744,000 31.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,845 $1,376,988,000 18.5%
Total Expenditures $9,981 $7,447,861,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%