Etowah County Schools provide a rigorous, relevant education in a safe, student-centered environment that produces college and career ready graduates who contribute responsibly in a global community.

Welcome to Etowah County Schools

As the Superintendent, I invite you to explore our site
to learn about the numerous opportunities and
services we provide to over 8500 students learning
and growing in Etowah County Schools. I encourage
you to become involved in your child’s education - both inside
and outside of the classroom. Your involvement will help
your sons and daughters be more successful in all that they do.

Educators play a critical role of teaching knowledge
and skills, but children’s attitudes toward school and their habits of studying, reading and learning, are largely developed at home. Our children need all of our support to reach their potential as great thinkers, innovators, and leaders. The commitment we make now will benefit  our state and country as they become citizens of the world, competing, and collaborating in an ever-changing global environment.

There are many ways to be involved with your child’s education. This includes not only establishing routine homework habits, but also making time to get to know your child’s teachers, administrators, and other staff members at his or her school. Ask how you can become involved in your child’s educational experience.

We are dedicated to serving our students. Please join me in preparing our children to become successful citizens!


Alan Cosby, Ed.D.


Recent News

2020-21 Parent Guide for Reopening Etowah County Schools and Frequently Asked Questions.
Attention Parents & Guardians: Click "Read More" to down the 2020-21 Parent Guide for Reopening Etowah County Schools and Frequently Asked Questions.
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ECBOE Quick Sheet Reopening Guide
Attention Parents and Guardians: Click "Read More" to watch Dr. Alan Cosby's Reopening School video and download the ECBOE Quick Sheet Reopening Guide.
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ECBOE Educational Learning Options Survey
Attention: Parents & Guardians At this time, we are requesting that each household with students who attend ECBOE schools, complete the ECBOE Educational Learning Options Survey. Please copy and paste the link (English) or (Spanish) in your browser or click "Read More" to complete the survey. This survey will give ECBOE insight on how to begin planning for the 2020 - 2021 school year.
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John S. Jones & Southside Elementary First Class PreK Registration is Now Open
Online registration is June 9, 2020 - July 9, 2020. Random selection will be July 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m., at the Etowah County Board of Education. Attendance during the random selection is not required.
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Meal Distribution
Meal kits will be distributed from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 6/4 - 6/11 - 6/18 - 6/25 - 7/9 - 7/16 - 7/23 - 7/30 & Wednesday, 7/1. Distribution times will last for 2 hours, or until meals are gone. Meals are FREE to all students age 18 and under. Students must be present to receive meals. Each kit will contain 7 breakfast and 7 lunch meals. Meal Distribution Locations: Gaston, Glencoe Elementary, Highland Elementary, Hokes Bluff Middle, Ivalee Elementary, John S. Jones Elementary, Sardis Middle & West End High
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Break for a Plate Alabama
Students in need of breakfast and lunch can receive them free at sites across the state. Visit for locations.
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Two Etowah County Students Named as National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Congratulations! Sadie Ross from Sardis High and Kyler Smith from Southside High named as National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
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Summer Professional Development
Summer Professional Development
Teachers: Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the ECBOE Summer PD Fair.
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Make Time for Learning this Summer!
The Alabama State Department of Education is offering free resources. To learn more about the Alabama Summer Learning Challenge click "Read More"
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Alabama 2020 Census
Alabama can obtain $13 billion in federal funding used to improve our state's future. This money means better health care, education opportunities, infrastructure development, economic growth, and more. Take the Census by phone, mail or online. For more information, visit
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