Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Department of Education
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The Alabama State Department of Education headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama
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Formed1854 (1854)
Type State education agency
Headquarters50 North Ripley Street, Montgomery, Alabama
32°22′43″N86°17′51″W / 32.378627°N 86.297518°W / 32.378627; -86.297518 Coordinates: 32°22′43″N86°17′51″W / 32.378627°N 86.297518°W / 32.378627; -86.297518
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The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is the state education agency of Alabama. It is headquartered at 50 North Ripley Street in Montgomery. [1] The department was formed by the Alabama Legislature in 1854. [2] The department serves over 740,000 students in 136 school systems.


Eric G. Mackey, Ed.D. was appointed as Alabama State Superintendent in May 2018 and is the current agency head. [3]

State Superintendents of Education

Noah B. Cloud was Alabama's first state superintendent of public education. He served after the American Civil War during the Reconstruction era and later served in the Alabama House of Representatives. He was a doctor. [4]

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  1. "Contact Us". Alabama Department of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  2. "Resolution Commemorating the 150th Anniversary". Alabama Department of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  3. "Executive Staff".
  4. Cloud, Noah B.; Jordan, Weymouth T. (1951). "Noah B. Cloud's Activities on Behalf of Southern Agriculture". Agricultural History. 25 (2): 53–58. JSTOR   3740819.