History of Colbert County Schools
Who We Are
The Colbert County school system is comprised of five elementary schools five elementary schools serving Pre-K to 6th grades and three high school serving grades 7 to 12.The district has garnered a reputation for being one of the most innovative and successful partners with the Office of School Readiness in taking advantage of Alabama's award-winning First Class Pre-K program.
Throughout Colbert County Schools, 2,600 remarkable students are served by the finest educators and support staff in the state. Five schools operate under Title I funds with school-wide programs. The system's original Career & Technical Education programs feature two recipients of the Alabama CTE New Teacher of the Year Award, countless examples of student representation at state and national competitions and incredible instructors who are fully engaged in the increasingly vital mission of preparing today's students to become tomorrow's workforce.Community support is central to the success of Colbert County Schools. One such example is the Colbert County Education Foundation, which was established in 2018. The Foundation already has impacted classrooms in the school system, contributing more that $100,000 in grants to standout teachers and deserving students.
Colbert County is a beautiful area with a deep history dating back to the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians and early French traders around 1715 who were attracted by the Tennessee River. This area of Colbert County earned the name "Muscle Shoals" because of the strength of the river and its several different species of mussels. Located in the county seat of Tuscumbia, Colbert County is comprised of more than 600 square miles of picturesque natural beauty in the Northwest corner of Alabama. The area boasts an unrivaled musical heritage that has featured the styles of W.C. Handy, Percy Sledge and the world-famous Muscle Shoals Sound.
Popular attractions in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller. World-class golf at Ford City's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail also is one of the many reasons residents and visitors alike view Colbert County as a rich and invigorating place to live, work, learn and play.