Lanett’s people are the lifeblood of the community. From business owners to volunteers and from children to retirees, our people are diverse, active and involved, making Lanett a great place to live and work. This area of the web site is devoted to providing information you need for day-to-day living.
This City of Lanett is home to both public and private elementary, middle, and high schools.
Lanett City Schools
The Lanett City School District includes three schools within the City of Lanett serving just under 1,000 students. Lanett Schools are focused on learning through a balance of academic programs and extracurricular activities. Lanett offers a college preparatory curriculum, an honors program and advanced placement classes.
Student Statistics for Lanett City School System
- Average Daily Membership: 934
- Students Enrolled in Career/Tech Classes: 89.86%
- Positive Placement in Career/Tech: 91.18%
Teacher Qualifications for Lanett City Schools
- Number of Teachers: 70
- Six Year (Class AA) through Doctorate: 10%
- Master’s Degree (Class A): 45.71%
- Bachelor’s Degree (Class B): 44.29%
Springwood School in Lanett offers instruction for grades K4-12. The school is SACS accredited and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the Alabama Independent Schools Association. The school offers a college preparatory curriculum, an honors program and advanced placement classes.
Southern Union State Community College, a two-year college with an academic campus in Valley and a technical and academic campus in Opelika, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Technologies Degree. Technical certificates are also available.
SUSCC, at their Valley campus, launched the first state accredited Industrial Machine System Technician Apprenticeship Program. This program is a six term curriculum providing knowledge and skill desired by manufacturing companies today. Students who complete this program will acquire a number of certificates, accreditations, and skills much needed in today’s thriving workforce.
Once completing the program and receiving their Associates Degree from SUSCC, students can take their 60 hours of college courses and transfer to Point University to receive their four-year Bachelor’s Degree.
Founded in 1937 as Atlanta Christian College, Point University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution preparing students to influence culture for Christ in all spheres of life – through business, church, government, arts and entertainment, education, media and family. The university's historic campus is located in East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. In fall of 2012, the traditional residential campus relocated to West Point, Georgia.
Auburn University takes pride in putting students first. Within thirteen schools and colleges, AU has nationally-ranked programs, including architecture, pharmacy, veterinary science, engineering, forestry, interior design and business. Auburn University has been listed as one of the top 50 public universities for more than 20 consecutive years, and was ranked the 48th public university in the nation in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report.
The City of Lanett is served by Lanier Health Services, which merged with East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika in 2013 to become EAMC-Lanier Hospital. The hospital is a 115-bed facility with 45 active physicians on staff. There is a newly-renovated and modernized emergency room open 24/7, and a 103-bed skilled nursing home is adjacent the hospital. Lanier opened in 1950 and was the first U.S. hospital to be built under the Hill-Burton Hospital Survey and Construction Act. Lanier is accredited by The Joint Commission.
In 2011, EAMC-Lanier added a new Urgent Care & Medical Pavilion located at 267 Fob James Drive in Valley, Alabama. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5 pm.
The consolidation of hospitals took place in 2013. This affiliation has extended the reach of EAMC to all of Chambers County and will align EAMC with Lanier Health Services in continuing its long history of service to Lanett, Chambers County and the Chattahoochee Valley. A combined operating philosophy should benefit the citizens of Chambers County greatly and continue to provide the quality of health care everyone has come to expect across a much broader base.
More information on Lanier is available at www.lanierhospital.com. East Alabama Medical Center located in Opelika is approximately 30 minutes south of the City of Lanett, while West Georgia Medical Center is approximately 30 minutes north of the City of Lanett.
Additionally, The Medical Center, Doctors Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA are approximately 45 minutes from the City of Lanett.
The 1st Annual Lanett City Film Festival took place in the summer of 2017 and provides an exciting creative platform for filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. Our vision is to encourage filmmakers, both professional and beginning, along the filmmaking process and catapult them into their full potential. The screenings are held throughout the city. New Horizon Community Theatre served as the main screening venue. Other venues also included Lanett City Hall, Lanett Senior Citizens Center, and Refuge Point Church in West Point, Georgia. The festival screens shorts and features, including narratives, documentaries, and more… in both showcase and competition settings. There are opportunities for filmmakers to interact with the audience. Other fun extras offered to festival-goers include sidewalk boutiques and food trucks throughout downtown Lanett.
Visit the Film Festival Website at http://lanettfilmfestival.com/
In 2015, Point University was gifted the Riverside Country Club, a golf, tennis, dining and events center located in Lanett. As home to the Point Skyhawks golf team, the course will provide a top-notch practice facility and a challenging course for competitive match play. The 18-hole course at Point University Golf Club is a pleasure to play for golfers of any skill level. The Point University Golf Club will primarily be used to accommodate the public’s need for recreational golf and dining facilities. The club’s events center is an excellent site for business meetings and training sessions, social clubs, church group outings and wedding receptions.
The Chattahoochee River forms the Eastern border of Alabama to Georgia, and is divided by a series of damns, including West Point Dam. It offers exceptional fishing, paddling and hiking. Recently the area partnered with The Trust for Public Land to create a paddling trail along a beautiful, 52-mile stretch of the river. The Blueway Water Trail will include launch points, portages, and camp spots for canoeists, paddle boarders, and kayakers.
West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake's 500 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities.