Jefferson County Schools

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The Jefferson County School System provides public schools for students in Jefferson County except for municipalities that have formed their own school systems. The system is governed by the Jefferson County Board of Education, with its main office in the former State Farm Mutual building at 2100 18th Street South in Birmingham. Craig Pouncey is the superintendent of schools.

Over the years, numerous local school systems have broken away from Jefferson County. Currently the county system is made up of 52 schools and employs over 2,500 teachers to educate nearly 36,000 students.

In 2017 the system announced a $200 million capital program to construct seven new schools and additions to nine others. In 2021 the system was awarded $123,669,041 ($3,564/student) in federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.


High Schools

Middle Schools

Elementary Schools

Other Facilities



  • Frankenberg, Erica (November 17, 2009) "Splintering School Districts: Understanding the Link between Segregation and Fragmentation." Law & Social Inquiry. Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 869-909
  • Edgemon, Erin (September 14, 2017) "7 new Jefferson County schools, 9 major renovations included in $200 million project." The Birmingham News
  • Crain, Trisha Powell (October 25, 2021) "Alabama schools got $3 billion in federal COVID relief money. Where did it go?." The Birmingham News

External links

Jefferson County Seal.png Jefferson County

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