Tallassee is a community that takes great pride in its schools. Parents looking to start their child’s learning path on the right foot choose one of several early childhood learning and day care facilities in town. Private and parochial institutions are available in surrounding communities, but the main source of education in the city is Tallassee City Schools.
TCS is recognized among the best public school systems in the region. The K-12 system currently enrolls more than 1,900 students who attend one of three schools – the modern Tallassee Elementary School, Southside Middle School and the historic Tallassee High School. TCS is a 21st century school system that continues to raise the bar inside and outside the classroom.
Complementing the traditional curriculum at the schools is an array of unique academic programs, including engineering and robotics classes, elective courses and numerous student-centered clubs and organizations. The system offers various specialized courses, including English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Learners (ELL) and education for the developmentally disabled. In addition, TCS stands as one of the original schools involved in the Alabama Reading Initiative and was selected as a K-12 training site for TEAM-Math – a partnership of school districts and universities designed to improve student achievement in mathematics.
High quality education at all levels is a major asset in Tallassee, and with its close proximity to Montgomery and Auburn, graduating seniors and adult learners take advantage of a dozen two- and four-year colleges and universities. Among the leading options for higher learning in the region are Auburn University, Alabama State University, Tuskegee University and Faulkner University.