Primary and Secondary Education
Chambers County has both public and private elementary, middle, and high schools.
Chambers County Schools
The Chambers County School System serves approximately 3,700 students in grades pre-K through 12. There are eleven schools in the Valley and LaFayette areas, including six elementary, two middle schools, two high schools and a career and technical center for grades 10-12. All are accredited by AdvancED (formerly known as SACS) and all of the Career Tech programs are business and industry certified.
Student Statistics for Chambers County School System
- Average Daily Membership: 3526
- # of Teachers = 293 (based off of current 2015-16 school year)
- BS degree = 109 or 38%
- MS degree = 137 or 48%
- EdS through Doctorate = 38 or 13%
- % of High School Students Enrolled in Career/Tech Classes: 70.3%
- % of Positive Placement in Career/Tech: 85.9%
Teacher Qualifications for Chambers County School System
|# of Teachers||Six Year (Class AA)
Lanett City Schools
The Lanett City School District includes three schools within the city of Lanett serving just under 1,000 students. Lanett schools are focusing on learning through a balance of academic programs such as STEM labs and extracurricular activities including JROTC and robotics.
Source: Phillip Johnson, Lanett City Schools
Student Statistics for Lanett City School System
- Average Daily Membership: 914
- % of High School Students Enrolled in Career/Tech Classes: 96%
- % of Positive Placement in Career/Tech: 90.8%
Teacher Qualifications for Lanett City School System
|# of Teachers||Six Year (Class AA)
Springwood School in Lanett offers instruction for grades K4-12. The school is SACS accredited and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the Alabama Association of Independent Schools. The school offers a college preparatory curriculum, an honors program and advanced placement classes.
Chambers Academy in LaFayette serves pre-school through 12th grade. The school meets Alabama Independent School Association certification requirements and is SACS accredited. Chambers Academy's goals are academic excellence and the social growth and development of its students.
Southern Union State Community College
Southern Union State Community College, a two-year college with an academic campus in Valley and a technical and academic campus in Opelika, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Technologies Degree. Technical certificates are also available.
SUSCC, at their Valley campus, launched the first state accredited Industrial Machine System Technician Apprenticeship Program. This program is a six term curriculum providing knowledge and skill desired by manufacturing companies today. Students who complete this program will acquire a number of certificates, accreditations, and skills much needed in today’s thriving workforce.
Once completing the program and receiving their Associates Degree from SUSCC, students can take their 60 hours of college courses and transfer to Point University to receive their four year Bachelor’s Degree.
Auburn University takes pride in putting students first. Within thirteen schools and colleges, AU has nationally-ranked programs, including architecture, pharmacy, veterinary science, engineering, forestry, interior design and business.
Auburn University has been listed as one of the top 50 public universities for more than 20 consecutive years, and was ranked the 48th public university in the nation in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report. Auburn prides itself in putting the students first. Find out more about Auburn University by visiting http://www.auburn.edu/
Founded in 1937 as Atlanta Christian College, Point University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution preparing students to influence culture for Christ in all spheres of life – through business, church, government, arts and entertainment, education, media and family. The university's historic campus is located in East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. In fall of 2012, the traditional residential campus will relocate to West Point, Georgia.
Point University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. The following degrees are offered: Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Theology (fifth-year undergraduate program). The following areas of study are also offered: Biblical Studies, Biology, Business, Child and Youth Development, Counseling and Human Services, Education, English, History, Humanities, Music and Psychology.