Pinson Valley High School

Coordinates: 33°42′12.25″N 86°40′10.32″W / 33.7034028°N 86.6695333°W / 33.7034028; -86.6695333

Pinson Valley High School (PVHS) is a four-year public high school in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Pinson. It is the fifth largest of the Jefferson County Board of Education's fourteen high schools. School colors are garnet and gold, and the athletic teams are called the Indians. PVHS competes in AHSAA Class 6A athletics.[2]

Pinson Valley High School
6895 Highway 75 North

School boardJefferson County Schools
PrincipalMichael Turner
Faculty54.50 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment995 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.26[1]
Color(s)Garnet, gold, white, and black                 
AthleticsAHSAA Class 6A
Feeder schoolsRudd Middle School

Student profileEdit

Enrollment in grades 9-12 for the 2013-14 school year is 1,028 students. Approximately 51% of students are white, 37% are African-American, 10% are Hispanic, and 2% are Asian-American. Roughly 42% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.[3]

PVHS has a graduation rate of 83%.[4] Approximately 75% of its students meet or exceed state proficiency standards in mathematics, and 78% meet or exceed standards in reading. The average ACT score for PVHS students is 22.[3]


In 2008, a new Fine Arts and Science Center was added to the school. The auditorium seats 670 in a state-of-the-art facility. The Fine Arts Center houses the Pinson Valley Marching Chiefs, the school's award-winning marching band, is directed by Keith Brandenburg. The PVHS Choir program is led by Sarah Timothy. The theatre program is directed by John Bailey.

The campus also consists of the Willie Adams Stadium, two gymnasiums (including the Mike Dutton Gymnasium), academic classrooms, a fine arts center, and a lunchroom.


PVHS competes in AHSAA Class 6A athletics and fields teams in the following sports:[5]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

The wrestling team won state championships in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, and 1990. The football team won area championships in 1998, 1999, 2017 and 2018.[6] The football team has won two back to back state championships in 2017 then again in 2018 [7] in Class 6A. PVHS Head football coach is Sam Shade, boys basketball head coach is Darrell Barber. The basketball team won area championships in 2002, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. They also won the Class 6A State Championship in 2018.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c Pinson Valley High School
  2. ^ "AHSAA School Classification 2014-16" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b "Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, AL - Niche". K-12 School Rankings and Reviews at Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  4. ^ "2014 Graduation Rates by School and District". Alabama School Connection. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
  5. ^ "Pinson Valley High School -". Pinson Valley High School. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
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