System Overview


Welcome to Sheffield City Schools. Since 1888 we have been educating the citizens of Sheffield. We take great pride in the many accomplishments of our former students and the positive impact they have had in our city, state, and throughout the world. 

We are located on the bluffs of the beautiful Tennessee River in the heart of the Muscle Shoals area in Sheffield, Alabama. Sheffield is a traditional small town with tree-lined streets and a blend of historical and contemporary homes. Sheffield has a population of approximately 10,000 and boasts a proud heritage. The city was incorporated in 1885 and named for its iron and steel producing sister city Sheffield, England.

The Sheffield City School System serves approximately 1150 students pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. We have a proud tradition of providing an excellent education through a highly qualified teaching staff. The Sheffield campus consists of W.A.Threadgill Primary (pre-k - 2); L.E. Willson Elementary (3 - 6); Sheffield Junior High (7-8); Sheffield High School (9-12); a historic central office facility; and our adult literacy home which currently houses the HIPPY program.


Mission Statement

The purpose of Sheffield City Schools is to provide a safe, rigorous, academic environment for all students, to instill each student with the skills to successfully enter college, career training, or the work force and to create productive citizens and lifelong learners.


Success for Today, Preparation for Tomorrow, Learning for a Lifetime


  1. To meet or exceed the minimum requirements for adequate yearly progress set by the state.
  2. To actively engage all students in a challenging curriculum supported by research-based instructional strategies.
  3. To assess, for continuous improvement, all available human, financial, and physical resources.
  4. To maintain a safe environment in well maintained facilities.


Non-Discrimination Statement

The Sheffield City School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Special Education/504 Coordinator, 300 W. Sixth Street Sheffield, AL 35660,  phone: 256-383-0400
  • Federal Programs Coordinator, 300 W. Sixth Street Sheffield, AL 35660,  phone: 256-383-0400