The 10 Best School Districts in Alabama, Ranked

The 10 Best School Districts in Alabama, Ranked

The quality of a city’s schools have an outsized impact on its economy. No other factor contributes more to home value than the caliber of the school system. So how do you know which schools are best? Word of mouth? Zillow ranking?

One option is TeachSimple‘s method, which combines reviews from parents and students, statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, and information reported by the schools themselves.

Schools ranked highly for stats like small class size and expenditures per student.

Here are the top 10 systems in Alabama.

10. Mountain Brook City Schools

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Mountain Brook schools scored 4.27 out of 5 possible.

9. Vestavia Hills City Schools

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4.30/5

8. Alabaster City Schools

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4.32/5

7. Muscle Shoals City Schools

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4.37/5

6. Opelika City Schools

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4.44/5

(tie) 4. Florence City Schools

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4.45/5

(tie) 4. Homewood City Schools

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4.45/5

3. Madison City Schools

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4.49/5

2. Hoover City Schools

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4.54/5

1. Hartselle City Schools

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4.58/5

 

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