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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mobile County Schools is a public school district located in Mobile, AL. It has 53,967 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Mobile County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1110
158 responses
Average ACT
23
2,235 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
53,967
Free or Reduced Lunch
49.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,637
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,099/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$46,166
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$846
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,600
National
$184,700

Mobile County Schools Reviews

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Teaching was well but, we could use more teachers that's invested in the students actually learning, rather then just going over new material, hoping that the student took in evertything that was said. The school that I attend now is in dire need for new bathrooms and I am apart of student government so we portioned for new bathroom or improvements and our wish was granted. So I believe that some schools most definitely need renovated restrooms. Lunch was not good at all. I never ate because we found a maggot in the food and hair in the food. Nobody wants their child consuming anything like that.
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MCPSS is by far the largest school district within the state of Alabama so it is expected to come with issues. Some of the schools within the MCPSS excel above and beyond in all areas while some do not. However, the school system does offer school choice and transfers so that you can attend in the school that fits your goals best whether it be academics, vocational, or sport/music/arts and clubs. MCPSS offers the only Cambridge school within the state of Alabama. It also has an AP certified school and 2 IB high schools and 1 IB middle school. Also available is a boarding school that is publically funded and achieves the highest academic standards.
Mobile county public schools has always tried to put out the safest environment for all students! They bring in as many opportunities as they can for each and every student. The district as well as my school itself has always supported each and every sport as well as students. As an athlete it means a lot when you know your teachers are there to support you and your team!