Education

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With a tradition of excellence, the Guntersville City Schools rank among the top in Alabama in standardized test scores and above the state and national average on the ACT.

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Students attend schools in excellent facilities with small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, and access to state of the art technology.

Students have access to a wide variety of courses with an emphasis on reading and mathematics in the elementary grades.  Middle school and high school students have many options for electives with opportunities for college credit in 11th and 12th grades.  Numerous extracurricular offerings exist in fine arts (art, choral, music and band) and athletics, where we have constantly ranked high in our public school classification.

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Vocational and technical education courses are taught at Guntersville High School. High School students may also take courses at the Marshall Technical School located in Guntersville.

In addition to the regular instructional program in grades K-12, special needs programs are tailored to the gifted, the average learner, the slow learner and the handicapped.

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Guntersville Board of Education          

Brett Stanton, Superintendent

256-582-3159

Community Education                          

Melissa Reese, Coordinator

256-582-0262

Guntersville Elementary School      

Grades K-2

Julie Ann McCulley, Principal

256-582-3364

Cherokee Elementary School         

Grades 3-5

Kenny Clay, Principal

256-582-3908

Guntersville Middle School              

Grades 6-8

Jeff Jones, Principal

256-582-5182

Guntersville High School                

Grades 9-12

Roseanne Mabrey, Principal

256-582-2046

Institutions of higher learning nearby include:  Snead State Community College, (15 miles away), University of Alabama Huntsville,  Alabama A&M University, and Gadsden State Community College (each 40 miles away).

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The Guntersville Public Library is located at 1240 O’Brig Avenue.  Librarian Beth Wheeler-Dean and staff provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere by creating a fun and dynamic environment to read and learn. The Library offers a full range of opportunities from books to electronic media to a foreign film series.  Library Hours are: Tuesday 9am-8pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm, & Saturday, 9am-2pm.  Visit the Guntersville Public Library website www.guntersvillelibrary.org