A. G. Gaston School
|A. G. Gaston School|
|District||Jefferson County (1940s-1980s), Birmingham (1980s-2011)|
|Location||5400 Oakwood Street, (map)|
A. G. Gaston K-8 School, originally Roosevelt Cairo Junior High School, was a school in the Birmingham City Schools system located at 5400 Oakwood Street in the Roosevelt City neighborhood of the Brownville community.
The school was built in the 1940s as part of the Jefferson County Schools system. Roosevelt City was incorporated as a municipality in 1965. At some point, the school was renamed to honor African-American entrepreneur A. G. Gaston. The town was annexed into the Birmingham in the late 1980s.
Under the school consolidation plan proposed by acting superintendent Barbara Allen and approved by the Board of Education, A. G. Gaston School closed in the summer of 2011, with students transferring to Wylam Elementary School and a newly-built Jones Valley K-8 School.
- Tavis Hardin-Sloan, -2011