Alabama school districts

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K-12 Education in Alabama
State Superintendent: Tommy Bice
Number of students: 744,621[1]
Number of teachers: 47,723
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.6
Number of school districts: 170
Number of schools: 1,618
Graduation rate: 75%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $8,813[3]
See also
Public education in Alabama
Alabama Department of Education
Alabama school districts
List of school districts in Alabama
Alabama

Alabama is home to 1,618 schools and 744,621 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education:
    • Governor Robert Bentley, President
    • Mitchell D. Chester, Executive Officer and Secretary
    • Tracy Roberts, Board Member, District 1
    • Betty Peters, Board Member, District 2
    • Stephanie Bell, Board Member, District 3
    • Yvette Richardson, Board Member, District 4
    • Ella B. Bell, Board Member, District 5
    • Charles E. Elliott, Board Member, District 6
    • Jeffery Newman, Board Member, District 7
    • Mary Scott Hunter, Board Member, District 8

Enrollment and spending

The following table displays the top ten Alabama school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending.[5]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending[6]
1.) Mobile County Public Schools 1.) Homewood City School District
2.) Jefferson County Schools 2.) Sylacauga City Schools
3.) Montgomery Public Schools 3.) Tuscaloosa County School System
4.) Baldwin County Public Schools 4.) Coosa County School District
5.) Shelby County Schools 5.) Auburn City Schools
6.) Birmingham City Schools 6.) Vestavia Hills City Schools
7.) Huntsville City Schools 7.) Choctaw County School District
8.) Madison County Schools 8.) Hoover City Schools
9.) Tuscaloosa County School System 9.) Mountain Brook City Schools
10.) Hoover City Schools 10.) Sheffield City Schools

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Alabama.[4]

Ethnicity Percentage
White 58.3%
African American 34.6%
Hispanic 4.7%
Asian 1.3%
American Indian 0.8%
Two or More 0.3%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Alabama school board elections, 2014

A total of 11 Alabama school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 25 seats up for election. Huntsville City Schools will hold elections on August 26, 2014, while the remaining 10 districts have scheduled elections for November 2014. The districts listed below served 272,446 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[7]

2014 Alabama School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Huntsville City Schools 8/26/2014 3 5 22,188
Baldwin County Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 28,165
Elmore County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 11,016
Etowah County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 9,295
Jefferson County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 34,095
Lee County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 9,810
Madison County Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 19,328
Mobile County Public School System 11/4/2014 2 5 61,237
Shelby County Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 28,063
Tuscaloosa County School System 11/4/2014 2 7 17,785
Montgomery Public Schools 11/30/2014 2 7 31,464


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