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The History of 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 following is a list of the Superintendents who have served Colbert County Schools over the years:

Superintendent

 Term

J.T. McKee 1914-1923
Robert Hudson 1923-1935
Rufus Porter 1935-1942
Robert Hudson 1942-1947
J.T. Bozeman 1947-1953
W.W. Hester 1953-1955
Stanley Weeks September-November 1955
A.Y. Sibley 1955-1961
David C. Brown 1961-1973
Robert McKinney 1973-1981
John Landers 1981-1985
Roger Moore 1985-2000
Freda Daily 2000-2003
Billy Hudson 2003-2012
Anthony Olivis 2012-2016
Gale Satchel 2016-Present

 

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 following schools were consolidated on June 17th, 1919:

Oak Grove/Pride/Throckmorton
Melrose/Henson
Abbey/Kittikaski
Red Rock/Cane Creek
Moohntown/Lane Springs
Careyton/Union Grove/Riverton
Allsbrook/Goodsprings/Allsboro
Hillaby/Crooked Oak
Russell/Thorne/Franklin County

 

Colbert County Schools, 1918-2018: Colbert County Colored Schools 1934:
Allsboro Riverton
Barton Margerum
Bear Creek Liberty
Bethel Bishop
Brick Cherokee
Cherokee Grammar Lane Springs
Cherokee High School Pride
Cherokee Middle Leighton Training
Colbert Heights Elementary Mt. Pleasant
Colbert Heights High New Home
County High (Leighton) St. James
Crooked Oak Ricks
Fowler Spring Valley
Hatton St. Paul
Hillaby Mt. Olivia
Hopewell Hawkins Creek
Howell Graves Bethel
Lagrange Cave Springs
Lagrange Junior High Barton
Leighton Grammar  
Leighton Middle School  
Ligon Springs  
Lile Academy  
Lime Rock  
Littleville  
Margerum  
Melrose  
Midway  
Mt. Hester  
Mynot  
New Bethel  
New Smyrna  
Newsome Springs  
Poplar Creek  
Pride  
Red Rock  
Riverton  
Rock Creek  
Sockwell  
Spring Valley  
Thorne  
Underwood  
Valdosta  
White Oak  
Zion