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Cullman City and County Schools offer high quality educational opportunities, with above average testing scores and low teacher-to-student ratios. The county and city school systems consistently exceed national and state averages on standardized tests. Cullman City Schools are continually ranked as one of the Top 10 school systems in Alabama. (currently #2)

Cullman City & County Testing
Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), 10th Edition

  • National Average: 50
  • Cullman City Schools: 66
  • Cullman County Schools: 53

Cullman City Schools

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  • Cullman High School (Grades 9 - 12)
  • Cullman Middle School (Grades 7 - 8)
  • East Elementary School (Grades 2 - 6)
  • West Elementary School (Grades 2 - 6)
  • Cullman City Primary School (Grades K - 1)
  • Head Start Program
    (located at the Primary School)

Some of Cullman City Schools Awards Include:

  • Alabama's International Reading Association’s Exemplary Reading Award – Cullman Primary School
  • Alabam's International Reading Association’s Exemplary Reading Award (2nd place) – East Elementary School
  • One of nine named a Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) Banner School – Cullman Middle School
  • A+ College Ready Grant- Cullman High School
  • State Championships won by: Math Teams, CHS Cheerleaders and 4 tennis players
  • Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools – East Elementary and West Elementary Schools
  • City School Board earned the AASB President’s Award for two consecutive years for its commitment to professional learning.

1:1 Laptop Initiative

Cullman City was the first school district in Alabama to adopt a 1:1 Laptop Initiative. This program was established to give all of the students in Cullman Middle School and Cullman High School a laptop to use for school research and homework. Since launching the initiative, CCS has enjoyed improved student test scores, attendance and improved discipline in the classroom.

Extracurricular Programs

Students at Cullman City Schools are encouraged to participate in extracurricular programs, including athletics, music, educational and civic organizations, and career and technical training.

Cullman County Schools

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Cullman County School System includes 15 elementary schools, six junior high schools, and seven high schools with over 9,500 students.

The Cullman County School System received district wide AdvancED Accrediation (SACS Accreditation) and is focused on high academic standards and increased student success; preparing graduates to be college and/or career ready.

Some of Cullman County Schools Awards Include:

  • National Blue Ribbon School – West Point Elementary
  • Exemplary Reading Program Award - Parkside Elementary
  • Leader In Me Lighthouse Status - West Point Imtermediate
  • Cold Springs High School FFA String Band - #1 in state and 4th in the nation 
  • Cold Springs Boys Cross Countr & Track Team - State Champions
  • West Point High School Scholars Bowl #1 in state (5-A) and #5 in the nation

U.S. Army JROTC Program

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The ROTC program is a partnership between the city and county school systems. The vision of the U.S. Army JROTC program is:
Providing a quality citizenship, character and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.

Technical Training

Cullman Area Technology Academy

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The Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) is a high school in the Cullman County school system. CATA students earn a high school diploma with a career/technical endorsement in one of these career clusters: Business and Marketing, Building Systems Technology, Health and Human Services, Metals Technology and Drafting/Electronics. The career/technical teachers are all Business and Industry Certified.

Special Awards Include:

#1 in the nation (2015) - Culinary Arts

#1 in the state (2016) - Culinary Arts

1st at UNA TARC Competition - Engineering 

#1 in TORCH - Cosmetology

#1 in TORCH - Automotive Service

Two Year Programs:

  • Building Systems Technology
  • Health and Human Services
  • Metals Technology
  • Pre-Engineering / Electronics

Available Certifications:

  • Automotive Service Certification
  • A+ Computer Certification
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Freon Recovery Certification
  • AWS X-Ray Welding Certification
  • NIMS Certification

Private Schools

Sacred Heart

Grades Preschool - 6

Operated by Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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St. Paul’s Lutheran School

Grades Preschool - 6

Operated by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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St. Bernard Middle & Preparatory High School

Reputation as one of the best college prep schools in the southeast. National Merit Scholarship finalist each year

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Higher Education

Wallace State Community College

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Located in Cullman County in Hanceville, Alabama, Wallace State Community College has an average of 7,000 students enrolled each year. The college offers more than 50 programs of study in academic, healthcare and technical areas, as well as continuing education courses and customized job training courses for area industries. In addition to regular classes, Wallace State also offers distance learning and online courses.

The courses of study within the Career/Technical Division are designed to allow students to go directly into the employment field following graduation. These courses are tailored to employment needs of area businesses and industries.

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