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Rainbow City features public and private educational facilities that produce well-rounded students through a positive, results based learning environment.

Rainbow City benefits from excellent local schools, a nearby community college, and a four-year university only 19 miles away. These institutions collectively promote our quality of life and contribute to the successful endeavors of our business community.

At the primary and secondary level, our public and private schools work to provide a quality education that allows our students to continue their studies anywhere. Innovative programs and challenging curriculums address the needs of all students, including those with special needs.

John S. Jones Elementary School is one of the top elementary schools in the area. They are an Alabama Reading Initiative School, and received the National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2001.

Westbrook Christian School is a faith based educational institution with grades K3 – 12. They are SACS accredited with a 14:1 student to teacher ratio. Over a five-year average, 52% of all graduates received college scholarship offers.

Gadsden State Community College, just six miles away, features various academic disciplines and is a great starting point for residents to continue their education. It also hosts a location of the Alabama Technology Network, a cutting edge state training organization that was designed specifically to support local businesses and their associates with advanced technological education.

The University of Alabama offers an extension center that allows professionals to attain advanced degrees from the university locally.

Many local businesses contribute time and talent to our schools, working together to ensure our future workforce can compete in the global marketplace.

Educational opportunities in the Rainbow City area enhance a vibrant community that is already well above the state average in education level.