Jefferson County Schools (Alabama)
|Jefferson County School District|
|The Jefferson County School District is committed to teaching and learning for all.|
|Superintendent||Dr. Craig Pouncey|
|Students and staff|
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:
- Bessemer (Bessemer Public Schools)
- Birmingham (Birmingham City Schools)
- Fairfield (Fairfield City Schools)
- Homewood (Homewood Public Schools)
- Hoover (Hoover City Schools)
- Leeds (Leeds City Schools)
- Midfield (Midfield City Schools)
- Mountain Brook (Mountain Brook School System)
- Tarrant (Tarrant City Schools)
- Trussville (Trussville City Schools)
- Vestavia Hills (Vestavia Hills School System)
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, who took over in June 2014, following the ouster of Dr. Stephen Nowlin after 16 months in office.
List of Schools
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.
|Avg. ACT Score||Athletics|
|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|
- 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
- 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
- Corner Schools
- Grantswood Community School
- Irondale Community School
- Minor Community School
- National Center for Education Statistics. CCD Public school district data for the 2012-2013, 2013-2014 school years
- "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Jefferson County". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- Carter, Robert (2014-06-14). "Craig Pouncey selected as new Jefferson County Schools superintendent". The North Jefferson News.
- Carter, Robert (2014-05-06). "Jefferson County Schools moves Nowlin to consultant's job, ending term as superintendent". The North Jefferson News.
- National Center for Education Statistics. Common Core of Data, Public school data 2012-2013, 2013-2014 school years.
- "2014 Graduation Rates by School and District". Alabama School Connection. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
- "Jefferson County Schools - Alabama - Niche". K-12 School Rankings and Reviews at Niche.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
- "AHSAA School Classification 2014-16" (PDF).