District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Fort Payne City School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

College Success Award

These are some of the best public high schools in Fort Payne City School District at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.

District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Fort Payne City School District

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Current student
April 26, 2023
I am a current student at FPMS, and as a 7th grader, this school could use major improvements. When the school called my parents about my grades dropping compared to last year, they were advised to... More
Parent / Guardian
August 31, 2022
Great school that could use some additional funding but overall the school is effective in meeting state requirements. The kids could be challenged more but it is “average” . Class size is a plus and... More
Parent / Guardian
July 26, 2018
Seems to be a lot of teacher/coach turnover which is an indication of poor administration. The principals seem like they just don’t want to “be bothered”. That is why they get paid the big bucks!! ... More
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