Jefferson County School District

  • JEFCOED central office building with the Vulcan Statue in the background.

    JEFCOED Central Office / Birmingham, Alabama


    As the second largest school district in Alabama and under the leadership of our Superintendent, Dr. Craig Pouncey, we serve and educate over 36,000 students from Pre-K to 12th grade in 57 schools located throughout Jefferson County. The JEFCOED Central Office Building is located in beautiful and majestic Birmingham, Alabama. We employ approximately 4,500 teachers, administrators, and support staff and offer many opportunities for school professionals to initiate or continue their career in public education within our district.

    Our district is comprised of 13 feeder patterns including 57 schools located throughout Jefferson County, Alabama:

    • 30 elementary schools
    • 11 middle schools
    • 13 high schools
    • 1 international baccalaureate school (2 campuses)
    • 1 special needs school
    • 1 alternative school


    View our school directory here.

    Jefferson County educators and support staff serve a diverse student population and strive to impact the lives of our district's children, families, and communities. Our Superintendent and 2018 Alabama Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Craig Pouncey, leads our district with a mission to do what's right for kids.