One Team. One Goal. Our Legacy.

Board of Education

Superintendent Dr. Gale D. Satchel

Our Mission

Strategic Plan


Welcome to Colbert County Schools!

The Colbert County Board of Education was founded on August 13, 1914.  The first Superintendent of Education was Mr. J.T. McGee. 

The Colbert County School System is nestled in the northwest corner of Alabama.  The school system serves approximately 2,600 students.  The system is comprised of three high schools and five elementary schools.  The vision, mission and core beliefs of Colbert County Schools are as follows:


Colbert County Schools exist to provide a quality education in a safe environment that encourages students to grow academically, socially and ultimately become life-long learners and productive citizens.


Colbert County Schools will provide a challenging curriculum with supportive learning environments that promote shared involvement between the district, parents, students, and stakeholders.

Core Beliefs

The district believes that the needs of students must be met and recognizes individual differences.

The district believes that students must be provided a challenging curriculum.

The district believes that stakeholder involvement is essential.

The district believes that supportive learning environments along with high expectations are crucial elements to learning.

The district believes all students have potential to learn.

The district believes that learning is a life-long process.