Sipsey Valley Middle School is located in rural Tuscaloosa County at the intersection of Romulus Road and Sipsey Valley Road, serving the Buhl, Coker, Elrod, Fosters, Ralph, and Romulus communities. The middle school originally opened in August 2010 in conjunction with Sipsey Valley High School. We were housed in one wing of the school and shared the gymnasium, cafeteria, choir room, band room, and art room. Beginning with the 2019 - 2020 school year, we moved into our brand new building across the street from the existing high school. The fifth graders from our three feeder schools--Westwood Elementary, Buhl Elementary, and Myrtlewood Elementary--have joined us. We currently serve approximately 540 students in grades five through eight and employ 51 faculty and staff members.
Students at Sipsey Valley Middle School take four core curriculum classes--math, science, English, and social studies--as well as physical education. Elective courses in art, band, chorus, technology, creative expressions, career explorations, math strategies, and school publications are also offered. Some of the clubs we offer are Project Outreach, Student Government Association, and National Junior Honor Society. We have many sports teams for our seventh and eighth graders: boys' and girls' basketball, softball, volleyball, baseball, football, cross country, track, cheerleading, fishing, bowling, and tennis. Our highest academic achievers participate in Academic Scholars, and all of our students receive quality hands-on instruction.