Alabama State Superintendent of Schools:Dr. Thomas R. Bice
Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days is required by Alabama state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 133 public school districts in Alabama.
Number of Public Schools: There are 1628 public schools in Alabama. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 748,889 public school students in Alabama. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 47,492 public school teachers in Alabama.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 0 charter schools in Alabama.
Per Pupil Spending: Alabama spends $8,996 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Alabama is 15.8 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 60.7% of schools in Alabama are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 11.1% of students in Alabama are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 2.6% of students in Alabama are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 54.9% of student in Alabama schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.8%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 71.8% of all students entering high school in Alabama graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 174.3 students per 1000 in Alabama had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 269 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Alabama. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 258 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Alabama. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 66.7% of students in Alabama go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 393 private schools in Alabama.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 74,587 private school students in Alabama.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Alabama was $46,566.67 in 2009.##
The state of Alabama has a teacher’s minimum salary schedule. However, some districts may negotiate salaries with their teachers.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info