People of Tallassee have historically looked at their public schools with intense pride. "Traditional" is the term best used to describe the educational system in Tallassee, and quality is the fundamental goal. Established in 1953, the Tallassee City School System operates three schools, serving a student population of around 2,000 students.
Tallassee City Board of Education
Special Program Coordinators.
Tallassee High School (Grades 9-12): Carl Stewart, Principal; Debra Lunsford, Assistant Principal
502 Barnett Blvd, Tallassee AL 36078; (334) 283-2187. Hours: 7:50am - 3:08pm. Lunches are $1.50 for students and $1.75 for adults.
An exceptionally high percentage of graduates from Tallassee High School (40-50%) go on to colleges and universities. To prepare well-rounded educational opportunities for students, extracurricular activities include: a nationally-ranked marching band, a complete athletics program that boasts a six-time state championship baseball team and a competitive football program, an award-winning student newspaper, a strong Junior Achievement program, clubs, and an National Honor Society. Tallassee High School also hosts a fiberoptic networked distance learning facility which is connected to other Alabama state public schools on the Internet and two computer labs. The school also boasts new science labs and an automated media center with interactive learning resources.
Southside Middle School (Grades 5-8): Ron McDaniel, Principal; Bobby Abrams, Assistant Principal
901 Outer Drive, Tallassee AL 36078; (334) 283-2151. Hours: 7:50am - 2:50pm. Lunches are $1.25 for students and $1.75 for adults.
Southside Middle School features a new computer lab with new computers, a new lunchroom facility, a variety of student-interest clubs, and many activities normally seen in high schools such as an outstanding band program, student-designed yearbook, art and computer classes. A gifted and dedicated faculty, guidance counselor, and administrative staff ensure every student gets an optimum educational opportunity.
Tallassee Elementary School (Grades K-4): Wayne Pressley, Principal; Nannette Pence, Assistant Principal
850 Friendship Road, Tallassee AL 36078; (334) 283-5001. Hours: 7:50am - 2:45pm. Lunches are $1.10 for students and $1.75 for adults.
The newly constructed Tallassee Elementary School opened for students in January 1994 and was one of the eleven schools in the state of Alabama selected to be a Literacy Center. With SAT scores fare above the Alabama state average, it has an Accelerated Reader Program with prizes for all students from local businesses and a Writing to Read 2000 computer lab. Tallassee Elementary School's Extended Day Program is Tallassee's Opportunity Place (TOPP) and the school is equipped with state-of-the-art computer technology and advanced media center. Top quality faculty, a school nurse, guidance counselor, and media specialist help every student get the right educational foundation.
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