No matter what age your children are, Opelika is a nurturing community with a state-of-the-art school system. Opelika City Schools believes it is their mission to educate every child every day, and do this by providing 7 different campuses to house 1 high school, 1 middle school, 3 intermediate schools and 3 primary schools.
Opelika City Schools provides a broad curriculum preparing learners for college or a career in a competitive global society. This is facilitated by a safe and supportive learning environment, coupled with progressive use of technology and continued support from the City and the community. Stakeholders recognize how important a good education is and continuously advocate to improve facilities, curriculum and other relevant initiatives for public schools.
Southern Union Community College is situated in Opelika and is a higher education option for those who are pursuing career or personal goals. Southern Union Community College serves residents of an eight county area of East and Central Alabama as well as neighboring Georgia counties. The college provides educational emphasis on academic programs for transferability, technical programs for specialized career competencies and health science programs for specialized training in the health field. Whether you are entering the workforce post education at Southern Union, or move on to continue further education, the college provides a strong educational foundation.
Many students take up a considerable percentage of the population in Auburn, as they move to attend Auburn University. The university creates a significant international presence within the community with 2,235 international students enrolled and 500 international employees. The diversity the university brings to the town fosters a unique and close-knit neighborhood - one that a student or resident alike, is bound to love.