Shelby County Schools

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The Shelby County School System provides public schools for students in Shelby County except for municipalities that have formed their own school systems. At present, the only Shelby County municipalities that have their own school systems are Alabaster, Pelham, and those that have extended into Shelby County from Jefferson County. The superintendent is Lewis Brooks.

Alabaster voted to split from the Shelby County district on October 17, 2011, with the 6 schools inside Alabaster corporate limits officially moving from the county school district on July 1, 2013 for school year 2013-2014. Pelham followed suit, with its four schools transferring on July 1, 2014.

In 2021 the system was awarded $$35,527,192 ($1,747/student) in federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.


For the 2009–2010 school year, Shelby County schools had an overall enrollment of 27,793 students served by 3,520 employees. With the separation of Pelham and Alabaster schools, the district shrank to 20,881 students and 2,724 employees for the 2019–2020 academic year.

Board of Education

The Shelby County Board of Education offices are located at 410 East College Street in Columbiana. Board members are elected to staggered six-year terms. Board meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month.

Board members



Shelby County currently operates 30 schools, including 14 elementary/intermediate schools and 13 middle/high schools.

High Schools

Middle Schools

Elementary Schools

Other Facilities

Former schools


  • Reed, Martin J. (July 23, 2014) "Helena High School's opening generating traffic flow concerns." The Birmingham News
  • Reed, Martin J. (July 24, 2014) "Steve Martin leaves a legacy after 26 years on Shelby County school board." 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

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