Calera Middle School

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Calera Middle School is a junior high school serving grades 6-8 in the Shelby County Schools system located at 8454 U. S. Highway 31 in Calera. The principal is Brent Copes. Prior to 2008, the building was Calera Middle High School, a combined junior high school and high school serving grades 6-12.

Calera's colors are blue and white and its athletic teams are called the Eagles.

The first high school in Calera was organized by the community in 1885, but did not survive. Shelby County built the first public school for grades 1-12 in 1927. A new high school building was completed in 1977 on the same site, serving grades 6-12. The school was renovated and expanded in 1999.

A new 170,000 square-foot two-story high school building was completed in the summer of 2008 for grades 9-12. It was designed by Lathan Associates and constructed by McCrory Building Company.

Principals

  • Ken Mobley (?–2008), last principal of the combined middle/high school
  • Brent Copes (2008–present), first principal of the split middle school

References

  • Cooper, Lauren B. (June 10, 2008) "McCrory Building Co. completes construction of Calera High School." Birmingham Business Journal

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