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Revision as of 12:27, 24 March 2014
|K-12 Education in Alabama|
|State Superintendent: Tommy Bice|
|Number of students: 744,621|
|Number of teachers: 47,723|
|Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.6|
|Number of school districts: 170|
|Number of schools: 1,618|
|Graduation rate: 75%|
|Per-pupil spending: $8,562|
|Alabama Department of Education • List of school districts in Alabama • Alabama • School boards portal|
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Public education in Alabama
Glossary of education terms
|Note: The statistics on this page are mainly from government sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics. Figures given are the most recent as of June 2014, with school years noted in the text or footnotes.|
Alabama is home to 1,618 schools and 744,621 K-12 students.
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.
|Student enrollment||Per-pupil spending|
|1.) Mobile County Public Schools||1.) Homewood City School District|
|2.) Jefferson County Schools||2.) Sylacauga City School District|
|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 School District|
|6.) Birmingham City Schools||6.) Vestavia Hills City School District|
|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 School District|
|10.) Hoover City Schools||10.) Sheffield City School District|
The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Alabama.
|Two or More||0.3%|
School board elections
- See also: Alabama school board elections, 2014
A total of 12 Alabama school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 25 seats. Huntsville City Schools held elections on August 26, 2014, while the remaining 11 districts held elections on November 4, 2014.
Here are several quick facts about Alabama's school board elections in 2014:
- The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Mobile County Public Schools with 61,237 K-12 students.
- The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Etowah County School System with 9,295 K-12 students.
- Cullman County Schools had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with four seats up for election.
- Jefferson County School District, Madison County Schools and Shelby County Schools had the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with one seat up for election in each district.
The districts listed below served 282,124 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.
|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|
|Cullman County Schools||11/4/2014||4||7||9,678|
|Elmore County Public Schools||11/4/2014||2||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||1||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|
|Montgomery Public Schools||11/4/2014||2||7||31,464|
|Shelby County Schools||11/4/2014||1||5||28,063|
|Tuscaloosa County School System||11/4/2014||2||7||17,785|
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
- ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
- United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
- Quick Facts," accessed August 6, 2013
- School District Ranking Report Accessed August 9, 2013
- School District Ranking Report Accessed August 9, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
State of Alabama
|State executive officers||
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