Birmingham City Schools

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Birmingham City Schools is the public school district that serves the U.S. city of Birmingham, Alabama.

It is currently the fourth largest school system in Alabama behind Mobile County Public School System, Jefferson County School System, and Montgomery Public Schools. The current enrollment of the system is 30,500 students, but it has been continuously experiencing a significant drop in enrollment to surrounding school districts for nearly three decades. There are currently 55 schools in the system: 7 high schools, 12 middle schools, 31 elementary schools, and 6 K–8 secondary schools.

List of Birmingham City Schools


High Schools[edit]

K-8 Schools[edit]

  • A.G. Gaston K-8 School
  • Bertram A. Hudson K-8 School
  • Booker T. Washington K-8 School
  • John Herbert Phillips Academy
  • John T. Whatley K-8 School
  • Hayes K-8
  • Inglenook K-8
  • William J. Christian K-8 School
  • Wylam K-8

Middle Schools[edit]

  • Center Street Middle School
  • Charles B. Glenn Middle School
  • Daniel Payne Middle School
  • Ernest F. Bush Middle School
  • Green Acres Middle School
  • Huffman Middle School
  • L. M. Smith Middle School
  • Martha Gaskins Middle School
  • Jones Valley Middle School
  • Ossie Ware Mitchell
  • Richard Arrington, Jr. Middle School
  • W. E. Putnam Middlle School
  • Wilkerson Middle School

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Avondale Elementary School
  • Barrett Elementary School
  • Brunetta C. Hill Elementary School
  • Central Park Elementary School
  • Charles A. Brown Elementary School
  • Clarence Going Elementary School (closed)
  • EPIC Elementary School
  • Gate City Elementary School Closed)
  • Giddings S. Lewis Elementary School
  • Glen Iris Elementary School
  • Hemphill Elementary School
  • Huffman Academy
  • J. B. Gibson Elementary School(closed)
  • Jackson Elementary School
  • Minor Elementary School
  • Newton H. Price Elementary School (closed)
  • North Birmingham Elementary School
  • North Roebuck Elementary School
  • Norwood Elementary School
  • Powderly Elementary School (closed)
  • Princeton Elementary School
  • Oxmoor Valley Elementary School
  • Riggins Alternative School (TOAR)
  • Robert C. Arthur Elementary School (closed)
  • Robert E. Lee Elementary School(Closed)
  • Robinson Elementary
  • South Hampton Elementary School
  • Sun Valley Elementary
  • West End Academy
  • Wenonah Elementary School (closed)
  • William Hooper Councill Elementary School
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

Community Schools[edit]

  • Community Education East
  • Community Education South
  • Parker Community School
  • West End Community School
  • Woodlawn Community School

Former high schools include[edit]

  • Riggins Alternative School (TOAR)(closed)
  • West End High School (closed in 2008)
  • Hayes High School (closed in 2008)
  • Banks High School (first class graduated 1961, converted to a middle school, closed in 2007)
  • Ensley High School (founded 1901, joined Birmingham system in 1910, merged with Jackson Olin in 2006)
  • J. H. Phillips High School (founded as Birmingham High School in 1923, merged into Carver in 2001, became John Herbert Phillips Pre-K-8 Academy in 2007)
  • Thomas School (founded in 1910, long vacant, newly renovated for a homeless mission)
  • Ullman High School (founded as a grammar school, became a high school in 1937, now part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus)
  • Jones Valley High School (founded as a high school, then a K-8 school, then demolished after the 2008-2009 school year)

School uniforms[edit]

All students in the city schools are required to wear school uniforms.[1]

Board members[edit]

As of 2014 the school board is composed of nine members elected from nine geographical districts within the city of Birmingham.
Currently, the President is Randall Woodfin (District 5) and the Vice President is Sherman Collins, Jr. (District 1).
Five of the nine members are female and eight are African American.

2014 Birmingham Board of Education Trustees:[2]

District 1: Mr. Sherman Collins, Jr.
District 2: Mr. Lyord Watson
District 3: Mr. Brian Giattina
District 4: Ms. Daagye Hendricks
District 5: Mr. Randall Woodfin
District 6: Ms. Cheri Gardner
District 7: Ms. Wardine T. Alexander
District 8: Mrs. April M. Williams
District 9: Ms. Sandra Brown


  1. ^ "Code of Student Conduct July 2005." Birmingham City Schools. Accessed September 28, 2008.
  2. ^ "[1]" Birmingham City Schools - Board Members. Accessed May 8, 2014.

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