Councill Elementary School
|Councill Elementary School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||1400 Avenue M Ensley, (map)|
The current school building was constructed on a triangular site for 1,040 African-American pupils in 1926 and expanded in 1928. It is named in memory of William Councill, the founder and first president of A&M College at Normal.
In 2009 plans were made for $7 million in renovations to Councill Elementary, but interim superintendent Barbara Allen suggested joining the student body with that of Bush Middle School in a new K-8 school. That proposal was repeated in 2012 by superintendent Craig Witherspoon.
- Prince, A. G. (1982) Landmarks of Ensley: Past and Present. revised edition. Ensley: Best Printing Service
- Gray, Jeremy (February 23, 2010) "Councill, Bush merger opponents voice concerns." The Birmingham News