Gate City Elementary School
|Gate City Elementary School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||6910 Georgia Road, (map)|
In 1957 neighborhood leaders complained that students were playing in an open drainage ditch behind the school which had been identified as a nuisance and possible source of hepatitis by the Jefferson County Health Department. They asked the Birmingham City Commission to cover it, but Commissioner J. T. Waggoner, Sr informed them that the city could only afford such projects if the neighborhood raised half the cost themselves.
Under recent school consolidation plan proposed by acting superintendent Barbara Allen and approved by the Board of Education, Oliver Elementary School closed in the summer of 2008, with students transferring into Gate City Elementary. It was later decided to rebuild Oliver Elementary and transfer Gate City's students.
- E. M. Meadows, –1930
- R. D. Hurlbert, 1930–
- Vanessa Byrd, –2008
- Irene Hunter, 2008–10
- Allen Lewis, 2010–11
- Cook, George (April 18, 1957) "Health Safety Costly When Sewers Involved, Gate City Group Learns" Birmingham Post-Herald