Learning

These statics help represent what it’s like learning in DeKalb County.

H.S. Graduation Rate

95%

Number of K-12 Students

13,260

Employment Growth Rate

1.02%

Nationally Recognitionized Schools

Half of all DeKalb County High Schools are nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, while the graduation rate averages over 89%.

Out of an evaluation of 22,000 schools, medals awarded based on state assessment performances and how well prepared students are for college.

Rankings & Graduation Rates

Nationally Ranked High Schools

Community Responses

Sample data based on segments from Fort Payne High School show positive rating poll data from both students and teachers.

Student-Teacher Ratio

18:1

Expenses Per Student

$8,863

Graduation Rate

95%

2017 Best High School
for Athletes in Alabama

#11 of 275

2017 Most Diverse
Public High Schools in Alabama

#17 of 274

2017 Best Public
High Schools in Alabama

#27 of 359

Based on poll findings, students and parents both agree that students are…

Competitive

100%

Creative

70%

Athletic

90%

Based on poll findings, students and parents both agree that teachers are…

Engaging with Lessons

92%

Genuinely Caring

85%

Classroom Managers

85%

Ratings & Poll Data gathered from Niche, Inc. about Fort Payne High School.

Highly Qualified Teachers

The majority of teachers in DeKalb County are highly qualified in their profession.

Teachers are qualified in their subjects by obtaining appropriate degrees and increasing their knowledge & understanding through:

  1. Certification & Licensure
  2. Professional Development
  3. Leadership Training
  4. Mentoring
  5. Content Mastery

Teacher Qualification
Share Breakdown

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Six-Year (Class AA)- Doctorate

9.2%

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Master's Degree (Class A)

59.5%

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Bachelor's Degree (Class B)

30.6%

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