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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dekalb County Schools is a public school district located in Rainsville, AL. It has 9,023 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
About Dekalb County Schools...
Address
306 Main St W
Rainsville, AL 35986
Telephone
(256) 638-6921

Dekalb County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
970
14 responses
Average ACT
23
225 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,023
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,708
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$86,749,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,177/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$37,808
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$531
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,400
National
$184,700

Dekalb County Schools Reviews

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I went to a tiny school in Dekalb County called Valley Head. I enjoyed my time at Valley Head and enjoyed the small community we had! Everyone knows everyone! My graduating class contained 41 people and we were all pretty close!
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I loved that the teachers were so willing to help me understand the subject matter in their class; however, I did have a few teachers that didn't care and didn't go that extra step to help me understand fully what they were trying to 'teach' me.
I would like to see the culture and facilities changed. Clubs need to be more active. Old facilities need to be redone. Students need to be allowed to go on field trips and students with an A should not have to take finals.