Pelham City Schools
Pelham City Schools is an independent school system established by the City of Pelham in 2014. The system currently operates four schools with three more in various stages of planning or construction. District offices are at 3162 Pelham Parkway.
The transfer of property, employee contracts, and $9.2 million in debts from Shelby County Schools to the new school system took place on July 1, 2014. The transfer included Valley Elementary School, Valley Intermediate School, Riverchase Middle School, and Pelham High School. The Linda Nolen Learning Center in Pelham, operated by Shelby County Schools, was not transferred.
- Pelham Ridge Elementary School (opening 2016)
- Valley Elementary School
- Valley Intermediate School (converting to Pelham Oaks Elementary School in 2016)
- Pelham Park Middle School (opening 2017)
- Riverchase Middle School
- Pelham High School
Board of Education
Pelham's Board of Education is made up of five members, appointed by the Pelham City Council to represent individual districts, and rotating with one member's term expiring each year.
- Reed, Martin J. (September 9, 2013) "Pelham City Council approves municipal school board formation." The Birmingham News
- Reed, Martin J. (June 5, 2014) "Pelham school board approves agreement to separate from Shelby County." The Birmingham News
- Sparacino, Emily. (April 27, 2015) "Pelham BOE approves new names for three city schools." Shelby County Reporter
- Pelham City Schools website