Centrally located in the fast-growing Southeast region of the United States, Chambers County includes the cities of LaFayette, Lanett, and Valley. The area located on Interstate 85 is convenient to three major urban centers: Atlanta (86 miles northeast), Birmingham (134 miles northwest), and Montgomery (79 miles southwest).
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.
Lanett City Schools serves 964 students in grades PreK through 12. There are three schools in the system, an elementary, middle and high school. In addition, approximately 175 students participate in Career Technical courses offered at Lanett High School and approximately 25 take courses at Chambers County Schools Inspire Academy. The system is fully accredited by ADvancEd/Cogina (formerly SACS).
Chambers Academy, located in LaFayette, has 240 students enrolled in their K5-12th grade classes. Additionally, they have another 42 students attending their Daycare/Early Learning Center which has four classes for newborns, toddlers, K3 and K4 children. Chambers Academy is currently accredited by ADvancEd/Cogina and the AISA (Alabama Independent School Association). In partnership with the County School System, Chambers Academy has 15 students currently taking their business technology applications course with Career Tech Center.
Springwood School, located in Lanett, has 255 students enrolled in their K4-12th grade classes. In addition to their local student population, Springwood has a highly successful International Program, with 28 students from five different countries enrolled at their campus. Springwood is accredited by ADvancEd/Cogina, SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools), AISA (Alabama Independent School Association) and GISA (Georgia Independent School Association).
Chambers County has one hospital located in the City of Valley, EAMC-LANIER. The hospital is a 98-bed facility with 35 active physicians on staff. There is an emergency room open 24/7, and a 103-bed skilled nursing home is adjacent to the hospital. George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital opened in 1950 and was the first U.S. hospital to be built under the Hill-Burton Hospital Survey and Construction Act.
The recreational opportunities in and around Chambers County are wide reaching. In addition to plentiful opportunities for exceptional hunting, fishing and golf, the county’s location offers prime access to both major college and professional sporting events.
Numerous community events take place throughout the year in Chambers County. Valley is home to the famous Christmas Merry-Go-Round each winter, LaFayette hosts two Professional Cowboy Association rodeos each spring and fall at the state-of-the-art Chambers County Agricultural Park and the county schools offer some of the best high school sports action in the state.