About Us…Community Schools Empowering Students for Success
The Lauderdale County School System educates 8,037 students in grades PreK-12 at 10 school sites and the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center. Employing more than 600 area residents, LCSS is proud of our dedicated staff members--about 400 are classroom teachers. LCSS has served the students, staff, and families of Lauderdale County since the early years of the last century and graduated its first student in 1913.
A proven leader in PreK-12 public education, LCSS is ranked #28 in Best School Districts in Alabama (there are 138 total public-school districts in the state) by Niche, with its highest rankings being “A” for its teachers and “A-“ for academics. Great Schools, a grassroots organization ranks LCSS above average in comparison to other districts in the State of Alabama.
Jerry Hill is the Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of LCSS. Mr. Hill was elected in November 2020 to his first term in office as Superintendent.
Mr. Hill is a Brooks High School alumnus and has a long and successful career at the University of North Alabama, and in schools as a player, coach, administrator, principal, and now, is eager to begin this new chapter, serving the stakeholders in the Lauderdale County School System.
Click here to read more in Mr. Hill's bio.