District Summary Ratings

This district has a mixed record. Look below to see what percentage of schools in this district are rated above average, average or below 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 Academic Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

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

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District Finances
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Reviews From Schools in Fort Payne City School District
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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
Parent / Guardian
October 20, 2016
My son has had two major surgeries this year. He was in the operating room many times and on wound vac as well as being Homebound. He had a intervention teacher coming to our home to instruct him with... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
April 01, 2016
At Fort Payne High School, it all depends on who you are, how much money you have, and who you know. This doesn't quite pertain to the students, but to the staff. Although there are a few teachers... More