Students achieving at their fullest potential while preparing for success in College, Career, and Life.
- Establishing strong relationships with all students
- providing safe learning environments for all students, faculty, and staff
- Creating stakeholder partnerships to strengthen our communities
- Sharing responsibilities for the education of tomorrow's citizens
- Preparing our children for the world that they live in
- High expectations for all
Tallapoosa County is building students today for a better tomorrow.
Tallapoosa County consists of 716 square miles predominately in the Piedmont plateau section of Alabama and contains most
of Lake Martin. Cities in Tallapoosa County include Alexander City, Dadeville, Jackson's Gap, New Site, Camp Hill, Goldville, Reeltown,
Hackneyville and Daviston. A portion of the city limits of Tallasseelies within Tallapoosa County. There are 41,203 residents in the
county. The County Seat is located in Dadeville. The demographic makeup of the county is 69% white, 27% black, 2.5% Hispanic,
and 1.5% other. Seventy-nine percent of county residents are high school graduates or higher (age 25 & above) with 16% holding
bachelor's degrees or higher. We have slightly over 3600 veterans living in the county. The median household income is $39,130
with 20% of the population living below the poverty level. Every day 2,300 workers drive out of the county to work primarily in the
Auburn-Opelika area, Tallassee and Montgomery. The automobile industry, aviation, manufacturing, education, medical services,
food service, and construction provide major job opportunities. The county is located 90 miles south of the Atlanta Metropolitan
area; 80 miles southeast of Birmingham; and, 40 miles northeast of Montgomery, the State capital. We have two major transportation
corridors bordering or running through the county--Interstate 85 in the south and Highway 280 runs through the northern part of the county.
The Tallapoosa County Board of Education employs 362 workers with 238 being certified employees. Our teaching staff is our strength.
Ninety-nine percent of our teachers are Highly Qualified (HQ) with only three not certified in the subjects, they are teaching.
We have an HQ plan for each of them to become certified this year. We have a monthly payroll of over 1.6 million dollars with much
of that being spent in Tallapoosa County. The Board of Education spends on average $150,000 monthly in the Tallapoosa County
business community. This makes us one of the major economic engines in the area.