NEW: Tallassee gets new high school + Ivey plays the trumpet

Tallassee High School
Just in time for school! (Tallassee City Schools / Facebook)

After demolishing the 1929-built Tallassee High School, the city is ready to welcome students back to a brand-new facility this year. Read on to find out more about the new school (and who gave a special performance there).

New building replaces 100-year-old high school

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Members of the community gathered to celebrate this milestone. (Governor’s Office / Hal Yeager)

On Wednesday, August 2, the City of Tallassee (located outside of Montgomery on the Tallapoosa River) cut the ribbon on the new Tallassee High School ahead of the first day of school on August 8.

Dr. Erick Mackey and Governor Kay Ivey (more on her later) were present, as well as members of the community—which hasn’t seen a new high school since 1929.

The new high school is almost identical to the old one, but with a big refresh and some new additions. According to the Governor’s Press Office, the 65,149-square-foot facility features the following:

  • Auditorium
  • Fine arts complex
  • Media center
  • State-of-the-art science labs

They’ve also built a new band room, which is where Governor Kay Ivey gave a special performance.

Governor Kay Ivey played the first note at Tallassee High School

Fun fact: When Governor Kay Ivey attended Auburn University, she played trumpet in the marching band.

At the ribbon cutting, she got a chance to perform once again.

“I was honored to play the first note in the Tallassee High School’s new band room!”

Governor Kay Ivey

Governor Ivey also called the new school a “state-of-the-art facility,” ready to welcome students back next week.

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