Jefferson County Schools (Alabama)

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Jefferson County School District
Location
Birmingham, Alabama
Alabama
United States
Coordinates 33°29′15.42″N 86°47′38.59″W / 33.4876167°N 86.7940528°W / 33.4876167; -86.7940528Coordinates: 33°29′15.42″N 86°47′38.59″W / 33.4876167°N 86.7940528°W / 33.4876167; -86.7940528
District information
Type Public
The Jefferson County School District is committed to teaching and learning for all.
Grades PK-12
Superintendent Dr. Craig Pouncey
Schools 62
Budget $394.8 million[1]
District ID 0101920[2]
Students and staff
Students 36,069
Teachers 2,542
Other information
Website http://www.jefcoed.com

The Jefferson County School System is the second-largest public school system in the U.S. State of Alabama It was created in 1898 and serves areas of Jefferson County, Alabama, that are not part of a city-based school system. These exceptions include:

Leadership[edit]

The system is presided over by the Jefferson County Board of Education, which consists of five members elected in partisan elections for six year terms. The current President is Jacqueline Smith, the only Democrat on the Board.

Day-to-day operations are run by a superintendent. That post is currently held by Dr. Craig Pouncey,[3] who took over in June 2014, following the ouster of Dr. Stephen Nowlin after 16 months in office.[4]

List of Schools[edit]

High Schools[edit]

The Jefferson County School District includes the following fourteen high schools. Data on enrollment, student-teacher ratio, and graduation rate are all drawn from the 2013-14 academic year.

School Location Enrollment

(9-12)[5]

Student-Teacher

Ratio[5]

Graduation

Rate[6]

Avg. ACT Score[7] Athletics[8]
Center Point High School Center Point 841 15:1 86% 18 6A
Clay-Chalkville High School Clay 1,333 18:1 86% 21 6A
Corner High School Corner 521 16:1 95% 24 5A
Fultondale High School Fultondale 322 11:1 73% 24 3A
Gardendale High School Gardendale 1,095 19:1 90% 24 6A
Hueytown High School Hueytown 1,113 18:1 88% 22 6A
Jefferson County IB School Irondale 363 17:1 100% 30 ---
McAdory High School McCalla 975 19:1 92% 21 6A
Minor High School Adamsville 1,003 15:1 83% 20 6A
Mortimer Jordan High School Kimberly 751 17:1 95% 24 5A
Oak Grove High School Bessemer 501 13:1 84% 24 4A
Pinson Valley High School Pinson 1,028 20:1 83% 22 6A
Pleasant Grove High School Pleasant Grove 548 15:1 95% 22 5A
Shades Valley High School Irondale 1,348 16:1 93% 22 6A

Middle schools[edit]

  • Bagley Junior High School
  • Minor Middle School
  • Bragg Middle School
  • Brighton Middle School
  • Clay-Chalkville Middle School
  • Hueytown Middle School
  • Irondale Middle School
  • North Jefferson Middle School
  • Rudd Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Adamsville Elementary School
  • Brookville Elementary School
  • Bryan Elementary School
  • Center Point Elementary School
  • Chalkville Elementary School
  • Clay Elementary School
  • Concord Elementary School
  • Crumly Chapel Elementary School
  • Erwin Elementary School
  • Fultondale Elementary School
  • Gardendale Elementary School
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Gresham Elementary School
  • Hillview Elementary School
  • Hueytown Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • Lipscomb Elementary School
  • McAdory Elementary School
  • Mount Olive Elementary School
  • North Highland Elementary School
  • Oak Grove Elementary School (Bessemer)
  • Pinson Elementary School
  • Pleasant Grove Elementary School
  • Snow Rogers Elementary School
  • Warrior Elementary School
  • West Jefferson Elementary School

Community Schools[edit]

  • Corner Schools
  • Grantswood Community School
  • Irondale Community School
  • Minor Community School

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Center for Education Statistics. CCD Public school district data for the 2012-2013, 2013-2014 school years
  2. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Jefferson County". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Carter, Robert (2014-06-14). "Craig Pouncey selected as new Jefferson County Schools superintendent". The North Jefferson News. 
  4. ^ Carter, Robert (2014-05-06). "Jefferson County Schools moves Nowlin to consultant's job, ending term as superintendent". The North Jefferson News. 
  5. ^ a b National Center for Education Statistics. Common Core of Data, Public school data 2012-2013, 2013-2014 school years.
  6. ^ "2014 Graduation Rates by School and District". Alabama School Connection. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  7. ^ "Jefferson County Schools - Alabama - Niche". K-12 School Rankings and Reviews at Niche.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  8. ^ "AHSAA School Classification 2014-16" (PDF). 

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