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Primary and Secondary Education

Chambers County has both public and private elementary, middle, and high schools.

Public Schools

Chambers County Schools

The Chambers County School System serves approximately 3,500 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 8-12. 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: 3430
  • % of High School Students Enrolled in Career/Tech Classes: 57.8%
  • % of Positive Placement in Career/Tech: 91.9%
Source: Kelli Hodge, CC School District

Teacher Qualifications for Chambers County School System

# of TeachersSix Year (Class AA)
through Doctorate
Master's Degree
(Class A)
Bachelor's Degree
(Class B)
273 15% 48% 37%
Source: Local School Contact, 02.2018

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. Back to back State Championships in track and field as well as basketball and football provide state-wide recognition for the Lanett athletic program.

Source: Jennifer Boyd, Lanett City Schools

Student Statistics for Lanett City School System

  • Average Daily Membership: 929
  • % of High School Students Enrolled in Career/Tech Classes: 96%
  • % of Positive Placement in Career/Tech: 90.8%
Source: 2012-2013 Profile Report from the Alabama Department of Education

Teacher Qualifications for Lanett City School System

# of TeachersSix Year (Class AA)
through Doctorate
Master's Degree
(Class A)
Bachelor's Degree
(Class B)
79 17% 46% 36%
Source: Local School Contact, 2018

Private Schools

Springwood School

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

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.

Post-Secondary Education

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.

Contact Darin Baldwin for more information at 334-745-6437 ext 5380 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Auburn University

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

Point University

Based in West Point, Georgia, Point University is an accredited, nonprofit institution educating and equipping a diverse Christian community of cultural leaders motivated to live out their faith in the marketplace. Founded in 1937, Point University is celebrating more than 80 years of providing a quality education that prepares students to influence culture for Christ. Through associate, bachelor's, and master’s degree programs, students are prepared to attain their professional and life goals, equipped for spiritual growth and marketplace influence, and inspired to serve and lead. Find out more at

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