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Morgan County is served by three public school systems: Decatur City, Hartselle City and Morgan County Schools. These systems meet the educational needs of area students and take pride in challenging them to excel in all they do. The area is also served by several private and parochial schools, giving families many choices for education. Local schools provide opportunities for all students to experience success and to be prepared for future education, the world of work and achieving lifelong skills.

School Decatur City Morgan County Hartselle City
High Schools 2 5 1
Middle/Junior High/Intermediate Schools 3 8 2
Elementary Schools 12 4 3
Alternative 3 1 N/A

Community Action Partnership of North Alabama offers Early Head Start (Infant to age 3), Head Start (ages 3 to 5) and Pre-K classroom sites in Morgan County. Their programs provide top-quality, comprehensive early childhood education services that get your child ready for kindergarten at no cost to your family. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Also in the Decatur-annexed portion of neighboring Limestone County is the 110-acre main campus of Calhoun Community College – the largest of the 24 members in the Alabama Community College System. The college offers more than 100 associate degree options and career/certificate programs. The college also has a campus in Huntsville near Cummings Research Park.

The Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) is a collaborative effort between the City of Decatur, Morgan County, Calhoun Community College, and Athens State University. The center is located in the heart of downtown Decatur and serves as a venue for college art instruction, community education and cultural events, and performing arts. Students can seamlessly complete an associate degree from Calhoun Community College and continue under the same roof to complete their bachelor’s degree from Athens State University. A three-story residence hall for students is being built a little more than a block from campus and will help develop a university setting in our downtown district. Construction is expected to be complete by the fall of 2023.

For more information about education in the area, visit each system and college online:

Partners-In-Education

The Partners-In-Education program links area businesses and industries with schools in Decatur, Hartselle and Morgan County to provide educational opportunities for the students and increase the awareness of area businesses and industries. Partnerships also heighten awareness of present and future job needs, help improve the education of future employees and customers, and increases understanding of the quality and needs of public school systems, whose health is vital to the community's economic well being. Below is a list of the Partners-In-Education for our three school districts.

MORGAN COUNTY SCHOOL PARTNER(S)
Brewer High School Eva Bank
Cotaco School Alabama Credit Union
Danville Neel Elementary School Sparks Energy
Danville Middle School Nucor Steel Decatur, LLC
Danville High School Alabama Credit Union
Eva School Eva Bank
Falkville Elementary School Vulcan Materials Company in Falkville & Valley Rubber, LLC
Falkville High School Valley Rubber, LLC
Lacey's Spring School Rogers Group
Priceville Elmentary School Texas Roadhouse
Priceville Jr. High School JoeWheeler EMC & Traditions Bank
Priceville High School Traditions Bank
Sparkman School Nucor Steel Decatur, LLC
Union Hill School Rogers Group
West Morgan Elementary School Vulcan Materials in Trinity
West Morgan Middle School Nucor Steel Decatur, LLC
West Morgan High School Nucor Steel Decatur, LLC
DECATUR CITY SCHOOL PARTNER(S)
Austin High School 3M
Austin Junior High School CB&S Bank
Austin Middle School Indorama Ventures
Austinville Elementary School First Baptist Church
Banks-Caddell Elementary School Progress Bank
Benjamin Davis Elementary School Milo's Hamburgers
Chestnut Grove Elementary School Milo's Hamburgers
Decatur High Developmental Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.
Decatur High School Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.
Eastwood Elementary School Coca Cola Bottling Company
Frances Nungester Elementary School First Bible Church & Eagle Consulting
Julian Harris Elementary School Milo's Hamburgers
Leon Sheffield Magnet School Renasant Bank
Decatur Middle School GE Appliances, a Haier company
Oak Park Elementary School Decatur Morgan Hospital
Walter Jackson Elementary School Peoples Bank of Alabama
West Decatur Elementary School Ascend Performance Materials
Woodmeade Elementary School Redstone Federal Credit Union
Career Academies of Decatur Turner Industries & Nucor Steel Decatur, LLC
Excel Center MeritHouse Realty
Decatur Heritage Christian Academy Cook's Pest Control, Temple Inc. & 3-GIS
HARTSELLE CITY SCHOOL                        PARTNER(S)
Barkley Bridge Elementary School Sonoco Reels and Plugs
F.E. Burleson Elementary School Stonehedge Nursery
Hartselle Intermediate School Magnolia River
Hartselle Junior High School  Alabama Credit Union
Hartselle High School Cerro Wire & Sonoco Reels and Plugs
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