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K-12 Education in Alabama
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Education facts
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
Alabama Department of Education
Alabama school districts
List of school districts in Alabama
School boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Alabama
Glossary of education terms

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[5]
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


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Alabama as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Alabama as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

Demographic information for Alabama's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 6,179 0.84% 1.11%
Asian 9,943 1.35% 4.73%
African American 254,503 34.46% 15.86%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 328 0.04% 0.42%
Hispanic 34,722 4.70% 24.64%
White 432,707 58.60% 51.78%
Two or more 6,239 0.84% 2.57%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

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 for 25 seats. Huntsville City Schools held elections on August 26, 2014, while the remaining 10 districts scheduled elections for November 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Alabama's school board elections in 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.[8] 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
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
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

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