Local Schools and Colleges
Moores Mill's student population is served by the schools of the Madison County School System, a public school district. Overall, there are 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 5 high schools, 1 school dedicated to 9th graders, and 1 technical/career center. Additionally, private and parochial schools are also available throughout Madison County. Students that are looking to move forward with their higher learning endeavors may do so at any number of nearby colleges and universities. The ones closest to Moores Mill include Alabama A&M University in Normal; University of Alabama in Huntsville; and John C. Calhoun State Community College in Tanner. Other colleges within commuting distance include Motlow State Community College, George C. Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, Columbia State Community College, and Gadsen State Community College.
Economy of Huntsville-Decatur
Moores Mill residents are fortunate to live in a community that happens to have one of the most thriving and technically advanced economies in the country. Moores Mill is a part of the Huntsville metropolitan region, which in turn is also part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Region. Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the United States after Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, is located in the Huntsville-Decatur region. The technical, aerospace, defense, and manufacturing industries serve as economic mainstays in this region. Some of the region's major employers include Boeing, Redstone Arsenal, Toyota, United Launch Alliance, Athens Limestone Hospital, and Marshall Space Flight Center, among many others.
Residents are only a short 20 minute drive from Huntsville and all of its educational, recreational, and cultural amenities. Three historic districts can be found in Huntsville (Twickenham, Old Town, and Five Points) as well as many space and science museums. The US Space & Rocket Center is one of the more well-known museums in Huntsville as it is home of the US Space Camp and Aviation Challenge programs and the Saturn V rocket. Residents also make the drive out to Huntsville for the city's many festivals and community events, such as the Big Spring Jam music festival, The Panoply Arts Festival, June Black Arts Festival, and the science-fiction Con*Stellation convention. Huntsville also has a number of public and private golf courses located in and around the city?perfect for those who would like to perfect their game out on the green.
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