Alabama Public Schools

Alabama is the #23 largest school system in the United States, serving 731,745 students students across 1,589 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 42% (majority Black), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(AL) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
5%
Black
35%
White
58%
Unknown
n/a
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 1414 Schools |
    8,8878,887 Students |
    30% 30% Minority
  • 4747 Schools |
    28,64528,645 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    3,8193,819 Students |
    69% 69% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    3,5393,539 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    9,8879,887 Students |
    16% 16% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    1,5571,557 Students |
    99% 99% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    3,3513,351 Students |
    62% 62% Minority
  • 4141 Schools |
    18,44118,441 Students |
    32% 32% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    6,1966,196 Students |
    48% 48% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    4,0874,087 Students |
    17% 17% Minority
  • 1313 Schools |
    7,7397,739 Students |
    24% 24% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    1,7901,790 Students |
    67% 67% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    4,7644,764 Students |
    60% 60% Minority
  • 66 Schools |
    2,0382,038 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    2,6762,676 Students |
    8% 8% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    9,3119,311 Students |
    32% 32% Minority
  • 2727 Schools |
    8,3178,317 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    1,6591,659 Students |
    84% 84% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    1,1761,176 Students |
    47% 47% Minority
  • 1515 Schools |
    5,9035,903 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    2,2412,241 Students |
    38% 38% Minority
  • 3737 Schools |
    12,60612,606 Students |
    8% 8% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    7,4847,484 Students |
    33% 33% Minority
  • 2929 Schools |
    7,7817,781 Students |
    88% 88% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    11,78811,788 Students |
    37% 37% Minority
  • 2121 Schools |
    14,09414,094 Students |
    30% 30% Minority
  • 1818 Schools |
    5,7425,742 Students |
    47% 47% Minority
  • 4545 Schools |
    17,01217,012 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 66 Schools |
    2,4392,439 Students |
    16% 16% Minority
  • 1313 Schools |
    5,7785,778 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    3,9913,991 Students |
    20% 20% Minority
  • 66 Schools |
    1,2891,289 Students |
    100% 100% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    2,5542,554 Students |
    71% 71% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    2,7772,777 Students |
    41% 41% Minority
  • 3030 Schools |
    14,85514,855 Students |
    46% 46% Minority
  • 2525 Schools |
    8,4218,421 Students |
    14% 14% Minority
  • 216216 Schools |
    95,54795,547 Students |
    58% 58% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    2,4452,445 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 2222 Schools |
    13,05513,055 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    3,4573,457 Students |
    30% 30% Minority
  • 3333 Schools |
    20,36620,366 Students |
    44% 44% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    11,10211,102 Students |
    24% 24% Minority
  • 99 Schools |
    1,8281,828 Students |
    99% 99% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    3,3313,331 Students |
    83% 83% Minority
  • 8989 Schools |
    50,90250,902 Students |
    41% 41% Minority
  • 1414 Schools |
    4,4564,456 Students |
    60% 60% Minority
  • 1414 Schools |
    4,5694,569 Students |
    7% 7% Minority
  • 3434 Schools |
    16,09716,097 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 117117 Schools |
    63,00363,003 Students |
    55% 55% Minority
  • 3434 Schools |
    16,09716,097 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 1010 Schools |
    3,7983,798 Students |
    54% 54% Minority
  • 7171 Schools |
    31,29731,297 Students |
    86% 86% Minority
  • 4949 Schools |
    21,16921,169 Students |
    29% 29% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    1,7891,789 Students |
    99% 99% Minority
  • 1010 Schools |
    2,8452,845 Students |
    61% 61% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    4,2894,289 Students |
    59% 59% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    3,5523,552 Students |
    29% 29% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    7,7627,762 Students |
    58% 58% Minority
  • 2727 Schools |
    12,27212,272 Students |
    14% 14% Minority
  • 5252 Schools |
    32,02932,029 Students |
    26% 26% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    1,2551,255 Students |
    99% 99% Minority
  • 3636 Schools |
    12,38412,384 Students |
    43% 43% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    5,4035,403 Students |
    40% 40% Minority
  • 6060 Schools |
    27,10727,107 Students |
    50% 50% Minority
  • 2929 Schools |
    10,28610,286 Students |
    11% 11% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    3,3143,314 Students |
    40% 40% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    1,9761,976 Students |
    100% 100% Minority
  • 1515 Schools |
    4,4064,406 Students |
    5% 5% Minority
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Alabama public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Alabama is Decatur City School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or in the USA.