McElwain Elementary School
|McElwain Elementary School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||4447 Montevallo Road, (map)|
McElwain Elementary School was an elementary school in the Birmingham City Schools system located at 4447 Montevallo Road in the Eastwood neighborhood. It was named for the McElwain community that settled the area around the Cahaba Iron Works, founded by Wallace S. McElwain in 1863. The last principal was Susan Chalmers, who was subsequently reassigned to T. R. Wright Elementary School.
Under the school consolidation plan proposed by acting superintendent Barbara Allen and approved by the Board, McElwain Elementary closed in the Summer of 2008 with students transferring to Avondale Elementary School.