Anniston City Schools

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Anniston City Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades Pre-K-12
Established  ()
Region Anniston, Alabama
Country United States
Location 4804 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, Al 36206
Coordinates 33°25′16″N 85°49′16″W / 33.421181°N 85.821181°W / 33.421181; -85.821181Coordinates: 33°25′16″N 85°49′16″W / 33.421181°N 85.821181°W / 33.421181; -85.821181
District information
Superintendent Darren Douthit
Schools 9
District ID 0100090[1]
Students and staff
Students 2,312
Teachers 139
Student-teacher ratio 16.63
Other information

Anniston City Schools is a school district serving the city of Anniston, Alabama, United States.

It includes the following schools:

  • Anniston High School
  • Anniston Middle School
  • Cobb Elementary
  • Constantine Elementary
  • Golden Springs Elementary
  • Randolph Park Elementary
  • Tenth Street Elementary

Continuing Improvement Program[edit]

Anniston City Schools have adopted a Continuing Improvement Program to monitor Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the No Child Left Behind initiative.[2] For school year 2010-2011, the High School made adequate yearly progress in math but not in reading. In grades 6 through 8 it was the other way round. In grades 3 through 5 the goals were not met in either reading or math.[3]

Five-year strategic plan[edit]

The system has a five-year strategic plan designed to address perceived shortcomings such as poor facilities, lack of discipline, lack of community support, inadequate funding, and an emphasis on athletics at the expense of academic progress. The top priorities were seen as improving test scores, boosting community and business involvement, and improving relationships between parents and teachers.[4]


Anniston High School's basketball coach since 1997 has been Schuessler L. Ware, named Alabama State 4-A Coach of the Year for 2011.[5]


In December 2004 the School Board decided to retain the use of corporal punishment. Under the policy, principals and teachers may paddle students for minor or intermediate violations of the disciplinary code.[6]

At Anniston High School, only the Principal or Vice Principal may spank students. Parents who do not wish corporal punishment to be used must sign a form asking that some other penalty be applied.[7]

In academic year 2008-09 there were 528 disciplinary paddlings in the Anniston schools system, none of which occurred at the High School.[8]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Anniston City Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Continuous Improvement 2010-2011 AYP Reports". Anniston City Schools. 2011. 
  3. ^ "2010-2011 Adequate Yearly Progress" (PDF). Anniston City Schools. n.d. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Five-Year Strategic Plan" (PDF). Anniston City Schools. n.d. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Athletics: Spotlight". Anniston City Schools. n.d. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Anniston school board keeps paddling policy". Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. December 18, 2004. 
  7. ^ "High School Handbook". Anniston City Schools. 2002. p. 12. 
  8. ^ McCreless, Patrick (May 2, 2010). "Three strikes and you're ... sore: A look at corporal punishment in area schools". The Anniston Star.