Top 10 Best Colbert County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 7,987 students in Colbert County, AL (there are 2 private schools, serving 281 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Colbert County, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Colbert County, AL are Mcbride Elementary School, Muscle Shoals Middle School and Muscle Shoals High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Colbert County, AL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Colbert County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Alabama public schools.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Best Colbert County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mcbride Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1400 Avalon Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 389-2610
Grades: 3-5
| 613 students
Rank: #22.
Muscle Shoals Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Trojan Dr
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 389-2640
Grades: 6-8
| 663 students
Rank: #33.
Muscle Shoals High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1900 E Avalon Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 389-2682
Grades: 9-12
| 868 students
Rank: #44.
New Bethel Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
900 New Bethel Road
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-6471
Grades: PK-6
| 163 students
Rank: #55.
Colbert Heights Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1551 Sunset Dr
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 381-6132
Grades: PK-6
| 488 students
Rank: #66.
R E Thompson Intermediate School
Math: 26% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
829 Frankfort Rd
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 389-2930
Grades: 3-5
| 294 students
Rank: #77.
Deshler High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 N Commons East
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 389-2910
Grades: 9-12
| 427 students
Rank: #88.
Hatton Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2130 Hatton School Rd
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-5679
Grades: PK-6
| 236 students
Rank: #99.
Colbert Heights High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6825 Woodmont Dr
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-7875
Grades: 7-12
| 472 students
Rank: #1010.
L E Willson Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 31st St
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 386-5730
Grades: 3-6
| 298 students
Rank: #1111.
Deshler Middle School
Math: 11% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
598 N High St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 389-2920
Grades: 6-8
| 343 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1305 North Pike
Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-6422
Grades: PK-6
| 260 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Cherokee High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
850 High School Dr
Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-4434
Grades: 7-12
| 226 students
Rank: #1414.
Colbert County High School
Math: 5% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 High School St
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-8214
Grades: 7-12
| 445 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Leighton Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8100 Old Highway 20
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-8351
Grades: PK-6
| 368 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Sheffield Junior High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1803 30th St
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 386-5735
Grades: 7-8
| 177 students
Rank: #1717.
Sheffield High School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2800 19th Ave
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 383-6052
Grades: 9-12
| 278 students
Rank: n/an/a
Deshler Alternative School
Alternative School
200 North Commons East
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 389-2900
Grades: 4-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Deshler Career Technical Center
Vocational School
200 N Commons East
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 389-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
601 Joe Wheeler Hwy
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 389-2940
Grades: PK-2
| 390 students
Rank: n/an/a
714 Elmhurst St
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 389-2620
Grades: 1-2
| 218 students
Rank: n/an/a
3201 Alabama Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 389-2630
Grades: PK-K
| 257 students
Rank: n/an/a
Muscle Shoals Career Academy
Vocational School
321 Jim Holland Drive
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 389-2660
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
900 Annapolis Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 386-5720
Grades: PK-2
| 282 students
Rank: n/an/a
200 Webster Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 389-2650
Grades: 1-2
| 221 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Colbert County, AL

Colbert County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4595 Old Lee Highway
Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-6432
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
T V Y S D F (Closed 2015)
Alternative School
2216 Missouri St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 389-2900
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Colbert County, AL?
The top ranked public schools in Colbert County, AL include Mcbride Elementary School, Muscle Shoals Middle School and Muscle Shoals High School.
How many public schools are located in Colbert County, AL?
25 public schools are located in Colbert County, AL.
What percentage of students in Colbert County, AL go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Colbert County, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Colbert County, AL?
Colbert County, AL public schools minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public schools average of 47% (majority Black).

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