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Primary and Secondary Education & Colleges and Universities

In 2009, the Fort Payne City Board of Education was recognized by Valley Innovation Alliance for its implementation of Prometheus Activclassroom in all of the district's classrooms. The project was made possible through a partnership between the Fort Payne City Board of Education, the Hudson-Alpha Institute in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Rotary Clubs of North Alabama. The technology innovations are just one way example of how Fort Payne City and DeKalb County schools are striving to provide superior educational opportunities for students.

DeKalb County School System


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Teacher Qualifications: DeKalb County Schools
# of Teachers Six-Year (Class AA)- Doctorate Master's Degree (Class A) Bachelor's Degree (Class B)
579 9.2% 59.5% 30.6%

*Source: Alabama Department of Education

Collinsville

Collinsville School (K-12th)

Crossville

Crossville Elementary School (K-5th)
Crossville High School (6th-12th)

Fyffe

Fyffe School (K-12th)

Geraldine

Geraldine School (K-12th)

Henagar

Henagar Junior High School (K-8th)

Ider

Ider School (K-12th)

Mentone

Moon Lake School (K-6th)

Fort Payne

Ruhuma Junior High School (K-8th)

Rainsville

DeKalb County Alternative School (5th-12th)
DeKalb County Annex School (K-12th)
DeKalb County Vocational School (10th-12th)
Plainview School (K-12th)

Sylvania

Sylvania School (K-12th)

Valley Head

Valley Head School (K-12th)

City of Fort Payne School System


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Teacher Qualifications: Fort Payne City Schools
# of Teachers Six-Year (Class AA)- Doctorate Master's Degree (Class A) Bachelor's Degree (Class B)
182 12.8% 56.6% 29.7%

*Source: Alabama Department of Education

Wills Valley Elementary School (K-2nd)
Williams Avenue Elementary School (3rd-4th)
Fort Payne Middle School (5th-8th)
Fort Payne High School (9th-12th)

Private Schools


Cornerstone Christian Academy (K1-12th) – Rainsville
Cornerstone Christian Academy website

Japanese Saturday Schools


Huntsville Japanese Supplementary School

UAH Business Administration Building
301 Sparkman Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35899

Birmingham Hosyuko

Jefferson State College, Shelby Campus
460 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, AL 35242

Contact:
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
800 Honda Drive
Lincoln, AL 35096
205-355-5000 x. 4088

Colleges and Universities


DeKalb County benefits from the proximity of several 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. Technical education programs are available at Northeast Community College, located on the Jackson-DeKalb County line, and from the Bevill Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Gadsden State Community College. Additionally, Alabama’s education system offers many workforce development and training programs for area industries.

Northeast Alabama Community College

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Northeast Alabama Community College is located on the Jackson County-DeKalb County line and provides a two-year program. The college offers both academic and technical degree programs, as well as workforce development and skills training courses.

Technical courses are available in:

  • Child Development
  • Cosmetology
  • Drafting & Design Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Industrial System Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Welding Technology

Athens State University Northeast Center

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Students in Northeast Alabama can complete a four-degree program from Athens State University while attending most of their classes on the Northeast Alabama Community College Campus. The Athens courses begin at the junior level and are available after 60 hours of previous coursework has been completed.

Degree programs offered at the center include:

  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood
  • Religious Studies
  • Public Safety and Health Administration
  • Business Management
  • Liberal Studies

Snead State Community College

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Snead State Community College has three campuses in Northeast Alabama. The main campus is located 30 miles from Fort Payne in Boaz, AL. The college offers 2-year academic and technical degrees, in addition to workforce training, technical certification, and continuing education courses.

Gadsden State Community College

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Located approximately 38 miles south is Gadsden State Community College, which provides two-year programs and technical degrees. Also located in Gadsden is the Bevill Center for Advanced Manufacturing providing manufacturing training for the area.

Shorter University

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Located approximately 40 miles from Fort Payne in Rome, GA, Shorter University provides fully accredited arts, sciences and professional programs plus specialized graduate programs in education, nursing and business.

Berry College

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Forty-five miles away in Mount Berry, GA, Berry College provides fully accredited arts, sciences and professional programs plus specialized graduate programs in education and business administration.

Covenant College

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Lookout Mountain, GA's Covenant College launches students into careers in politics, science, medicine, business, computer science, education, Christian missions and the arts.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pre-professional medical programs. The university is located approximately 50 miles north of Fort Payne.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) campus is located approximately 75 miles away in Huntsville, AL. The university is known for its engineering program, and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Alabama A&M University

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Alabama A&M University offers undergraduate degree programs in the areas of arts and sciences, education, business, agricultural and environmental sciences, and engineering and technology. The university, located approximately 75 miles from DeKalb County in Huntsville, AL.

Jacksonville State University

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Jacksonville State University is located approximately 80 miles from Fort Payne and provides four-year and graduate degree programs.

Sewanee: The University of the South

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Sewanee is located approximately 80 miles from Fort Payne in Tennessee and offers 46 undergraduate majors, as well as pre-professional programs

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