Muscle Shoals City Schools participates in all required state testing. For the 2015-2016 school year, students will take the following assessments offered by the Alabama State of Department of Education:
AAA: For students with significant cognitive disabilities working on the Alabama Extended Standards.
ACCESS: For K-12 students who have been identified as English language learners.
Muscle Shoals City Schools has been ranked the 10th in the state of Alabama for Best Academics by Niche. This ranking was based on state assessment proficiency, AP enrollment, AP test pass rate, composite scores for SAT and ACT, graduation rate, advanced math enrollment, student-teacher ratio, a top college score, and parent and student surveys.