Fort Payne High School

201 45th St Ne
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,064 students in grades 9-12, Fort Payne High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,064 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in AL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 21% (Top 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Fort Payne High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Fort Payne High School's student population of 1,064 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,064 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Fort Payne High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Fort Payne High School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#737 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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21%
24%
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28%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
42%
10%
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Black
2%
32%
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White
51%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.57
This chart display the diversity score of Fort Payne High School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
97%
89%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fort Payne High School's ranking?
Fort Payne High School is ranked #737 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Fort Payne High School?
The graduation rate of Fort Payne High School is 97%, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 89%.
How many students attend Fort Payne High School?
1,064 students attend Fort Payne High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Fort Payne High School students are White, 42% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Fort Payne High School?
Fort Payne High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Fort Payne High School offer ?
Fort Payne High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Fort Payne High School part of?
Fort Payne High School is part of Fort Payne City School District.

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Last Day for Students
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,064 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : 97% (Top 5%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 21% (Top 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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