Center Street Middle School

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Center Street Middle School
Active 19552013
School type Public
District Birmingham City Schools
Grades 6-8
Location 1832 Center Way South, (map)

Center Street Middle School was a middle school in the Birmingham City Schools system located at 1832 Center Way South in South Titusville from 1955 to 2013.

The school building was constructed in 1955 with major additions in the 2000s.

In 1989 Southern Progress chose Center Street Middle School for a continuing series of special projects including field trips, reading activities, and the "Center Street Photography Project" in which selected students were given cameras to document the world around them. The best photographs were exhibited to the public at the end of each year.

In 2013, under the terms of the Alabama Accountability Act, Center Street Middle School was deemed a "failing school", permitting parents to claim tax credits to transfer students to another school. The school was taken off the list in 2014. In a school consolidation plan prepared by Superintendent Craig Witherspoon in 2013, Center Street Middle School closed. Most students were transferred to Arrington Middle School, with some going to a new 7th and 8th grade academic program housed at Carver High School.



  • Folse, Molly (May 15, 2008) "Photo phenoms: Center Street Middle School students unleash their inner shutterbugs." Birmingham Weekly.
  • Chandler, Kim (June 18, 2013) "Alabama Accountability Act: 78 schools listed as failing/ Current private school students not eligible for tax credits." The Birmingham News
  • Patterson, Nick (February 26, 2013) "Closing schools and cutting jobs." Weld for Birmingham
  • Stephens, Challen (January 16, 2014) "Alabama releases new list of 76 failing schools." The Birmingham News

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