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

Dr Alan Cosby

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

October Student of the Month
ECBOE Student of the Month, Miley Beaird, Gaston Elementary School
Dr. Alan Cosby, Superintendent and Miley Beaird, October Student of the Month.
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Six Etowah County Teachers receive Alabama Digital Tools Backpack Grants
Christa Hill-Duck Springs Elementary, Stacy Hall-Gaston Elementary, Jason St. John-Glencoe High, Jill Boatwright-Hokes Bluff High, Beth Knight-Southside Elementary, and Amy Taylor-West End High
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James Spann visits 5th and 6th Grade Students at Gaston Elementary.
James Spann visits Gaston Elementary
5th and 6th Grade students at Gaston Elementary learn about weather during a visit from James Spann, ABC 33/40 Meteorologist.
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Etowah County Schools selected as Alabama Bicentennial Schools
John S. Jones Elementary and Southside High selected as Alabama Bicentennial Schools
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Department of Early Childhood Education Secretary Jeana Ross and Regional Director Myra Holt visit Glencoe Elementary School's First Class Pre-K Program.
Secretary Jeana Ross visits Glencoe Elementary's Pre-K Program
Department of Early Childhood Education Secretary Jeana Ross and Regional Director Myra Holt visit Glencoe Elementary School's First Class Pre-K Program.
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Two-year Academic Calendars Approved
Our Board of Education approved the 2018-19 and 2019-20 Academic Year Calendars. View and download a copy here!
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Reporting Suspicious Activity - See Something, SAY Something!
In response to the tragic school shooting in Florida Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Superintendent Dr. Alan Cosby would like to remind residents how they can report suspicious or concerning activity.
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Popular App Guide for Parents and Teachers
In this guide, we walk you through the "green zone" (apps that are less dangerous), the "gray zone" (the place where some students want to hang out but could cause trouble), and the "red zone" (apps that could be dangerous).
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Taking the ACT anytime soon?
Here are some resources that will help you in your preparation.
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