In addition to the recently completed construction of
a new middle school and the renovation of the elementary school and high school, the
completion of a massive upgrade to our technology infrastructure provides state-of-the-art
access to technology in all areas for the purpose of improving classroom instruction.
The Middle School and High School each have two, 30-station
labs with an additional computer in every classroom. Knight-Enloe Elementary School has
one computer lab with a computer for each teacher. All computers are networked throughout
the system, with each classroom having internet access available and each of our students
having e-mail capability. The system is also committed to providing educational
opportunities for children with special needs regarding physical or mental disabilities.
Knight-Enloe Elementary School students have numerous chances
for hands-on learning experience. They observe Native American Week, Old-Fashioned Days,
during which they learn about the lives of our country's colonists, and AEA Aerospace
Week, when students celebrate Alabama's involvement in the aerospace industry.
Second-grade teachers have received training at the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center and
at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. The entire faculty and staff observe Dr.
Seuss' birthday on March 2 with "Read Across America."
All of this is really not surprising when you consider how
closely the community and schools are entwined. There are parent-teacher organizations in
all schools, plus band booster and sports team clubs.
Schools includes Knight-Enloe Elementary (K - 3), Handley Middle School (4 - 8), and
Handley High School (9 - 12). All are accredited by the State of Alabama and the Southern
Association of Schools and Colleges. For more info, please phone the Superintendent's
Office at 334-863-2628.
Through a successful cooperative effort, the Roanoke City and
the Randolph County School Boards created the Randolph-Roanoke Area Vocational School for
high school juniors and seniors to learn valuable job-related skills.
After receiving basic academic instruction for part of the
day, students from all county and city high schools are transported here for specialized
learning. The results have proved this concept to be extremely successful. Counselors and
placement coordinators work hand-in-hand with industries so that the job placement rate of
students in their fields of study is consistently in the 90th percentile.
Programs offered include: business education, which incorporates math, computers and
business law; home and interior design; commercial sewing (a program which is periodically
updated with state-of-the-art machines to match the needs of the area's large textile
industry); cosmetology; auto technology; building trades; health care science and
technology; electronics; and forestry (one of only six programs in the state).
Students join youth organizations and enter competitions,
consistently ranking among the nation's finest students in their respective organizations.
For more info, please call 256-357-2839.