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Chilton County School System

The mission of the Chilton County School System is to educate all students to their fullest potential in a safe environment; therefore, creating responsible and productive citizens from a shared commitment of the students, parents, educators, and communities.

Welcome to Chilton County, home to Chilton County Schools!  Chilton County Schools is made up of 7,500 plus students, 850 plus employees and countless stakeholders in our county who care about our schools, students, and our employees.   Our system consists of four K-12 schools (Isabella, Maplesville, Thorsby and Verbena), two feeder patterns in Clanton and Jemison (elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools), and a career/tech facility (Lecroy Career Tech Center).  Chilton County Schools is fully accredited as a system.   Opportunities for learning and extracurricular activities are provided for everyone.  We are excited about the good things going on in our school system and hope you will consider Chilton County as a place to make home!  

Chilton County Schools (K-12th)
1705 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045
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Jefferson State Community College

The Chilton-Clanton Campus of Jefferson State Community College offers courses of study in English, humanities and fine arts, natural sciences and mathematics, history, social and behavioral sciences, and nursing. The Chilton-Clanton Campus is a vital resource to Chilton County that offers a variety of classrooms and labs, a Learning Resource Center, and all facilities needed to meet the requirements of Chilton County.

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University Options

Within 1 hour and 30 mins of Chilton are many top-tier research university options. Located below are some of these universities within an easy drive time.

The University of Montevallo – One of 29 public liberal arts colleges in the U.S. and Canada, UM offers academic programs within four different colleges: College of Arts & Sciences; Michael E. Stephens College of Business; College of Education; College of Fine Arts.  The University of Montevallo offers More than 35 degree programs featuring approximately 75 majors and concentrations.  It accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since 1925.  UM was the first Alabama institution of higher learning to guarantee its teacher-education graduates. It is currently US News and World Report one of the top 15 regional public universities in the South; currently a 2020-2021 College of Distinction, and US News and World Report Top 25 Colleges of Best Value.

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The University of Alabama – The University of Alabama, located only one hour from Chilton County, is renowned for its dedication to excellence in teaching, research and service. Nationally, it has ranked in the top 50 public universities for over a decade, and its school of law ranks 8th nationally. The University also offers a variety of Aerospace and Engineering programs.

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Auburn University – Auburn is renowned for its high scoring in quality rankings and offers a wide choice in degree options. From engineering to English to computer science to veterinary medicine, Auburn offers highly rated programs that lead to successful careers. A founding member of the Southeastern Conference, Auburn is leveraging that association in learning through membership in the SEC Academic Consortium.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham – The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers over 140 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as a research university with 16,000+ students. The University is widely recognized for its highly ranked medical schools, with its dental school being ranked among the top 10 dental schools in the US.

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