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About Our School and System

                                                      About St. Clair County Schools

     St. Clair County is almost 200 years old, one of the oldest counties in the state. The county is steeped in history and tradition, yet it is progressive and constantly growing. Its population as of 2008 was around 80,000 people and in that same year it was named the fastest growing county by percentage in the state of Alabama. It covers 634 square miles of mountains and valleys and has six municipalities. Its location is key to its growth as both Interstate 59 and Interstate 20 run through it. Because of this location and the work of the St. Clair County Economic Development Council, many businesses and industries are drawn to this area. Residents have the convenience of being located in a county that houses a community college campus, hospital, and numerous recreation opportunities. The county includes populated new subdivisions as well as historic homes and farm lands- something for everyone's living choices. St. Clair County School System has 16 community schools - one to open soon in the Margaret/Argo area- an Alternative School and a Career Tech Center. Leadership includes an elected superintendent and seven elected school board members. Current enrollment is approximately 9,000 students and the system employs approximately 1200 people. Schools enjoy their community setting and have the advantage of large district cooperation.  


St. Clair County Schools Vision and Mission


To provide opportunities and challenges that will prepare each student for

college/career/adulthood in the 21st Century


To educate and prepare each student to succeed in an ever changing world


  • Effective teachers and leaders are the key to student achievement.
  • Teaching to the standard coupled with high qualityprofessional learning will result in a clear direction and expected outcomes.
  • Regular progress monitoringthrough formative and benchmark assessments that are clearly aligned with high standardswill lead to adjusted and differentiated instruction which will lead tostudent growth.
  • Alignment of human, programmatic, and fiscal resources that support the implementation of the approved curriculum will lead to student achievement.
  • Student focus withmultiple pathways to learning will enhance instruction andengage learners.
  • When students are providedwith a learning environment that is socially, emotionally, and physically supportive... the students' confidence, engagement and achievement will rise.
  • Through the use of technology, the students' will gain 21st century skills and make a reconnection with the world around them.
  • Parent engagement with knowledge of their child's performance will reinforce strengths and help address weaknesses.
  • Community engagement through volunteerism and community partnerships will benefit all students from the additional resources provided.

About Moody Elementary School

     Moody's first school was a rock structure built in 1879. Due to growth in the community, the St. Clair County Board of Education was forced to build a new structure, now known as Moody Elementary School, and establish a middle school. The new elementary building was completed in 1990. By the spring of 1998, a wing with additional classrooms was completed. In 2003, expansion soon became necessary and construction was again completed on a second wing, containing classrooms, restrooms, a computer lab, workroom, and library media center.
Moody Elementary School's school-wide plan has been designed to provide a comprehensive educational program for all students in grades K-3. Our primary goal is to provide instruction that will enable students to meet and exceed state and federal standards. We believe that improving the learning environment and teaching strategies will ultimately result in greater student achievement.