Gibson Elementary School
|Gibson Elementary School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||956 50th Street North, (map)|
J. B. Gibson Elementary School was an elementary school in the Birmingham City Schools system located at 956 50th Street North overlooking Messer Airport Highway in Woodlawn. The school was established prior to 1910 by the then-independent City of Woodlawn.
The first building was a two-story brick-clad building with arched upper windows and ornate gable dormers located at 5016 2nd Avenue North. The school was absorbed into Birmingham as part of the Greater Birmingham annexation which took effect in January 1910.
The last school building was constructed at 956 50th Street North in 1926 with an addition completed two years later. It was named for former Birmingham Board of Education member J. B. Gibson, who donated the site.
Gibson Elementary closed in the Summer of 2010 with students transferring the newly-built Hayes K-8 School.