Valley is dedicated to excellence in education, realizing that for its children to compete in the globalized climate of today, they must have a quality education. Though the City of Valley does not have its own school system, we work hand in hand with the officials of the Chambers County Board of Education to ensure that the quality of education that our children receive is of the highest standards. Valley is also committed to seeing that all of her citizens, both young and old, who have special needs have an educational opportunity as well.
The City of Valley has within her city limits: one high school, Valley High School, serving grades 9-12; one middle school for grades 6-8, W.F. Burns Middle School ; and, three elementary schools for grades K-5 (LaFayette Lanier Elementary , Fairfax Elementary and Bob Harding Shawmut Elementary). There are also two faith-based, Christian schools – Acts Academy and Temple Christian School. Valley is also home to a two-year division of Southern Union State Community College and Valley Haven School, the area school for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and adults with severe handicapping conditions. In addition, the local public library, H. Grady Bradshaw Chambers County Library, is located in the Shawmut community of the City of Valley.