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|Jefferson County School District|
|Motto||The mission of the Jefferson County School System is to ensure rigorous learning for all through engaging, innovative instruction, responsible resource management, and meaningful community and family collaboration focused on student success.|
|Superintendent||Dr. Craig Pouncey|
|Students and staff|
The Jefferson County School System is the second-largest public school system in Alabama. It was created in 1819, and serves those areas of Jefferson County, Alabama that are not part of a city-based school system. These exceptions include:
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 Oscar Mann.
Day-to-day operations are run by the 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.
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|
Statewide testing ranks the schools in Alabama. Those in the bottom six percent are listed as "failing." As of early 2018, both Center Point and Minor High Schools were included in this category.