Fort Payne City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 3,270 students in Fort Payne City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, 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 46% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Fort Payne City School District are Williams Avenue Elementary School, Fort Payne Middle School and Fort Payne High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Fort Payne City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

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 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Fort Payne City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
4 Schools
1,469 Schools
# Students
3,270 Students
738,868 Students
# Teachers
184 Teachers
41,980 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Fort Payne City School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 139 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#63 out of 139 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fort Payne City  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
47%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
45%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
91%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.56
0.59
# American Indian Students
36 Students
6,922 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
27 Students
10,742 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,237 Students
58,276 Students
% Hispanic Students
38%
8%
# Black Students
107 Students
242,243 Students
% Black Students
3%
33%
# White Students
1,779 Students
403,300 Students
% White Students
54%
55%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
833 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
83 Students
16,552 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
97
15,520
# Students in K Grade:
223
54,799
# Students in 1st Grade:
223
56,244
# Students in 2nd Grade:
240
55,387
# Students in 3rd Grade:
248
57,289
# Students in 4th Grade:
245
58,325
# Students in 5th Grade:
277
57,472
# Students in 6th Grade:
270
54,978
# Students in 7th Grade:
247
55,084
# Students in 8th Grade:
263
54,680
# Students in 9th Grade:
229
57,216
# Students in 10th Grade:
232
55,243
# Students in 11th Grade:
234
53,854
# Students in 12th Grade:
242
52,777
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,397 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,775. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,437 is less than the state median of $10,820. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$31 MM
$31 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$31 MM
$31 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,397
$10,775
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fort Payne City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,437
$10,820
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fort Payne City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Fort Payne City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Williams Avenue Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1700 Williams Ave Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-0626
Grades: 3-4
| 493 students
Rank: #22.
Fort Payne Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
4910 Martin Ave Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-7501
Grades: 5-8
| 1,057 students
Rank: #33.
Fort Payne High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 45th St Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-0535
Grades: 9-12
| 937 students
4111 Williams Ave Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-3201
Grades: PK-2
| 783 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Students: 3,270 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 1% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56

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