About Us

Sylvania School is a K-12 public school located in Sylvania, Alabama. The school has proudly served its community since the early 1900’s. Sylvania School is a member of the DeKalb County School District, and it is accredited by AdvancED.


Our mission is to collaborate as a professional learning community in order to provide individualized education that addresses students’ unique learning styles, to use innovative techniques to enhance lifelong learning through technology, to produce graduates who are academically competent and who have the career and life skills necessary to become contributing and productive citizens as they take their place in society.


Our school provides academically challenging learning environments that ensure our students are developing 21st century skills in order for them to be college and career ready. Currently, we have 64 full-time professional staff members and 25 support staff members. Our student enrollment is 920 with Henagar Junior High serving as a feeder school.


Students have opportunities to participate in several career and technical education classes through the DeKalb County Technology Center, such as the following: Medical Science I and II, welding, theater, cosmetology, drafting/pre-engineering, industrial maintenance/robotics, masonry, fire science, auto body collision, and auto mechanics. These programs are offered with continuing courses to provide 21st century skills to our students. Other credentials include, WorkKeys, ACT Prep, Certified Nursing Assistant, Beef Quality Assurance, Guest Service Gold, and Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. There are six dual enrollment courses offered for grades 10-12 on our campus. Academic, along with Career and Technical education, programs are offered via dual enrollment with our neighboring community college, Northeast Alabama Community College. Sylvania School also provides its students with the opportunity to participate in the Smart Work Ethics program which focuses on the soft skills needed in order to be successful in the workplace.


At Sylvania School, we are dedicated to ensuring that our students have a high level of 21st century skills. We are proud to say that we now have a 1:1 technology learning environment through chromebooks and two Mac Labs. This allows our students to implement technical skills to aid in communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, which will prepare them for future success.


Sylvania School has a long history of academic excellence and successful athletic programs. Dedicated teachers and staff, along with a supportive community, have set Sylvania School on a path to great success.

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