Fort Payne City School District

205 45th St Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967-4011
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Fort Payne City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 3,498 students in Fort Payne City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Fort Payne City School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
5 Schools
1,511 Schools
# Students
3,498 Students
747,831 Students
# Teachers
193 Teachers
38,289 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Fort Payne City School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 143 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 97% has decreased from 98% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
#46 out of 143 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fort Payne City  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
26%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fort Payne City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
46%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fort Payne City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
97%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fort Payne City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.57
0.62
# American Indian Students
49 Students
6,566 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
23 Students
11,346 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,417 Students
74,505 Students
% Hispanic Students
40%
10%
# Black Students
110 Students
239,145 Students
% Black Students
3%
32%
# White Students
1,808 Students
393,117 Students
% White Students
52%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
905 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
89 Students
21,531 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
130
21,943
# Students in K Grade:
271
57,790
# Students in 1st Grade:
271
56,671
# Students in 2nd Grade:
241
54,419
# Students in 3rd Grade:
233
54,099
# Students in 4th Grade:
242
54,620
# Students in 5th Grade:
254
54,803
# Students in 6th Grade:
264
56,277
# Students in 7th Grade:
267
58,221
# Students in 8th Grade:
261
58,978
# Students in 9th Grade:
290
62,001
# Students in 10th Grade:
282
55,338
# Students in 11th Grade:
232
52,326
# Students in 12th Grade:
260
50,345
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,037 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,931. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,420 is less than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$42 MM
$9,671 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fort Payne City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$40 MM
$9,086 MM
This chart display total spending of Fort Payne City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,037
$12,931
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fort Payne City  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,420
$12,150
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fort Payne City  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Fort Payne City School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Williams Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1700 Williams Ave Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-0626
Grades: PK
| 0 students
Rank: #22.
Fort Payne Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4910 Martin Ave Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-7501
Grades: 6-8
| 792 students
Rank: #33.
Fort Payne High School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 45th St Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-0535
Grades: 9-12
| 1,064 students
Rank: n/an/a
201 45th St Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-0535
Grades: 3-5
| 729 students
Rank: n/an/a
4111 Williams Ave Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-3201
Grades: PK-2
| 913 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Fort Payne City School District?
Fort Payne City School District manages 5 public schools serving 3,498 students.
What is the rank of Fort Payne City School District?
Fort Payne City School District is ranked #45 out of 143 school districts in Alabama (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Alabama school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
What is the racial composition of students in Fort Payne City School District?
52% of Fort Payne City School District students are White, 40% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Fort Payne City School District?
Fort Payne City School District has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 19:1.
What is Fort Payne City School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $11,420 is less than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in AL)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 26% (Top 30%)
  • : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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