Alabama State Information

Where Alabama Ranks
Alabama National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2001) $6,593 $7,376 41
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 18.7 21.1 11
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $31,000 $29,564 20
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $39,524 $45,771 33
Graduation rates (2001)
  • State overall
  • 66 %70 % 41
  • Black
  • 59 %51 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 70 %72 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Robert R. Riley (R)
    Superintendent of Education: Dr. Joseph B. Morton (Interim)
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 739,678
    No. of Districts: 128
    No. of Public Schools: 1,381
    No. of Public School Teachers: 47,104
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $4.4 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 55.1%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 49.2%
    Students With Disabilities: 12.8%
    English-Language Learners: 1.4%

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