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State of Alabama Summary

There are 132 districts, 1,618 public schools, and charter schools in Alabama serving 744,621 students. Financially the state of Alabama spends approximately $9,776 per student. There are 47,723 full-time teachers receiving a total of $2,500,992,746 in salaries and $983,940,156 in total benefits. 372,509 students receive a free lunch and 47,938 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 132
Total Schools: 1,618
Charter Schools:
Full-time Teachers: 47,723
Total Students: 744,621
LEP / ELL Students: 17,895
IEP Students: 81,216
Freshman Graduation Rate: 72%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 372,509
Reduced Lunch: 47,938
Revenue Per Student: $9,776
Salaries: $2,500,992,746
Employee Benefits: $983,940,156

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Alabama Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 82.10%
Grade 4 Reading 88.30%
Elementary School Science 81.80%
Grade 8 Math 77.60%
Grade 8 Reading 80.40%
Middle School Science 75.30%
High School Math 86.00%
High School Reading 82.80%
High School Science 80.50%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.