Quality of Life
Randolph County, Alabama is home to picturesque Lake Wedowee, one of the cleanest lakes in the Southeast. The lake and other areas of the county offer an abundance of beauty and outdoor recreational activities. Randolph County’s rolling hills, the waterways of the Tallapoosa River and Lake Wedowee, bountiful timber and farmland, provide a serene place to live and raise a family as well as a great place to work.
With outstanding primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions of learning, the educational opportunities are boundless.
With 22,913 people calling Randolph County home, there is true community support whether for the local schools or for youth recreation events. Roanoke is the largest city with about 6,700 people. Each town offers unique activities including walking trails, parks and senior centers.
With a workforce that is experienced, loyal and capable, Randolph County stands ready to welcome your business and industry. Come visit Randolph County and you’ll see it’s a great place to work, live and play. Discover the Possibilities….Discover Randolph County.
2017 Education Report Card for Roanoke City Schools
2017 Education Report Card for Randolph County Schools
Randolph County is home to Randolph County Schools and Roanoke City Schools. The outstanding educational facilities and programs allow for a positive learning experience for all students. A safe learning environment exists where all students can be uniquely engaged in the learning process. The importance of technology has been recognized with initiatives to include access for students. In addition to sports and band, additional extracurricular activities have been put in place which includes cultural activities such as art, drama, and music.
Roanoke City Schools offers the unique technical experience of having all wireless campuses for grades K-12. Additionally, Roanoke City Schools is engaged in Teaching 1:1 with all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade having an individually assigned laptop or iPad. At the high school, students are issued a laptop to use at school and at home for the entire school year.
Along with the traditional K-12 schooling, Randolph County is also proud to be served by Randolph-Roanoke Career Technical Center which provides for technical training in variety of areas including welding, electrical, business technology, and industrial maintenance. With the programs offered at the Career Technical Center, students are obtaining skills needed for today’s workforce.
Southern Union State Community College’s main campus in Wadley is a two-year college offering degrees with a wide range of disciplines such as Computer and Informational Sciences, HVAC, Machine Shop, Industrial Electronics, Automotive Mechanics, Welding, Nursing, and Business to name a few.
Roanoke City Schools (K-12)
Roanoke City Schools....Together...Educating with Excellence, Challenging for Success, Inspiring Learners for Life.
557 Main Street
Roanoke, AL 36274
Tel: (334) 863-2628
Fax: (334) 863-2849
Randolph County Schools (K-12)
Striving for Educational Excellence
14 Broad Street, Suite 3
P.O. Box 288
Wedowee, AL 36278
Tel: (256) 357-4611
Fax: (256) 357-4844
Randolph-Roanoke Career Technology Center
960 Main Street South
Wedowee, AL 36278
Tel: (256) 357-2839
Fax: (256) 357-4580
Southern Union State Community College
750 Roberts Street
Wadley, AL 36276
Tel: (256) 395-2211
Other nearby universities / colleges:
- Auburn University - www.auburn.edu
- Jacksonville State University - www.jsu.edu
- LaGrange College - www.lagrange.edu
Recreational activities abound in Randolph County. For more information on upcoming events and ideas for where to spend some time while in Randolph County, visit the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce at www.randolphcountyal.com. Discover the Possibilities...Discover Randolph County!
Lake Wedowee – The place for fun in Randolph County; whether you are looking for great fishing, boating, or canoeing or whether you just want to relax on the water—Lake Wedowee, one of the cleanest lakes in the Southeast, provides just the right place for fun on the water.
Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail – Three locations in Randolph County located at Wedowee Kiwanis Park, Southern Union State Community College, and Fox Creek off Hwy. 48.
Alabama Scenic River Trail – Having received a National Water Trail designation, visitors should be sure to explore the Tallapoosa River with canoeing and kayaking.
Randolph County Historic Museum – Explore the history of Randolph County including the Ella Smith Doll-the Alabama Indestructible Doll.
Rock Mills Pottery Show – Featuring folk pottery made in Randolph County including Rock Mills and Bacon Level.
Summer on Main – Held the 1st Saturday in June of each year in Roanoke; a festival including arts, crafts, food, music, fun and fellowship.
Art on the Median – In downtown Wedowee featuring works from area artists.
4th of July Boat Parade – An annual event on Lake Wedowee.
Sheriff’s Rodeo – An annual event held 4th of July weekend provides two nights of rodeo, music and fireworks.
Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama
Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama is a more than 50,000-square-foot, three-story modern hospital facility located at 1032 South Main Street in Wedowee. The new hospital opened for patients on Nov. 14, 2017. Available inpatient and outpatient medical services at TMC/EA include 24-hour emergency care, private inpatient beds, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services, an on-site modern laboratory and a state-of-the-art surgical suite.
This is the community's hospital. In August 2015, Randolph County voters turned out for a special referendum on a 1 percent sales tax to fund a replacement facility for Wedowee Hospital. The referendum to build a new hospital in Randolph County received wide support among those voters, with 86 percent of voters supporting the new hospital. Officials broke ground on the facility in May 2016.Tanner/East Alabama sits on more than 15 acres and this site will allow Tanner to continue developing more resources on the property. The location is central to residents of Randolph County and is accessible to residents in Cleburne County.
RMC –Roanoke is located at 1950 Main Street, Roanoke, AL 36274-2104 (Corner of U.S. 431 North and Main Street). The facility is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. The facility provides Urgent Care Services, Diagnostic Services: CT Scan, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and Stress Tests, and Primary and Specialty Care Services. 334-863-2311
Fresenius Kidney Care
Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis centers are part of Fresenius Medical Care North America. With access to the vast resources of their global parent company, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, the world’s leading innovator in kidney care and the largest provider of dialysis products and services, they are uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive quality care to their patients. Located at 4459 Highway 431, Roanoke, Alabama 36274, hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm. 334-863-8365.
- Tanner East Alabama, Wedowee, AL
- Regional Medical Center, Anniston, AL
- Tanner, Carrollton, GA
- East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL
- West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange, GA
Copyright 2018: Randolph County Economic Development Authority
1218 US Hwy. 431, Roanoke, AL 36274 - 334-863-7243