Brown Elementary School

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Brown Elementary School
Charles Brown Elementary aerial.jpg
BCS small logo.png Birmingham City Schools
Years 1951present
Location 4811 Court J Ensley, (map)
Belview Heights
Grades K-5
Principal V. Tatum
Enrollment 386 (2017)
Colors black & gold
Mascot Mighty Bees

Charles A. Brown Elementary School is an elementary school in the Birmingham City Schools system located at the intersection of Court J and 48th Street Ensley in the Belview Heights neighborhood of Five Points West community. The principal is Steve Brown.

At the recommendation of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, the school was named in honor of former teacher and associate superintendent Charles A. Brown. The school building was constructed in 1951. A decade later the board approved a project to convert the existing lunchroom into two classrooms and to add two more classrooms and a new cafeteria. The alterations were designed by William Shaw and constructed by Reeves & Holley for $100,000. Another expansion was completed in 2002.

The building was demolished and a new $11 million Brown Elementary School constructed in its place in 2012.

Under the guidelines of the Alabama Accountability Act of 2015 Charles A. Brown Elementary School was designated as a "failing" school by the Alabama Department of Education based on its 2015 test scores. It was removed from that list in 2016, but was again deemed failing, even as it successfully achieved International Baccalaureate "IB World School" status. in 2017. It also appeared on the 2018 and 2019 lists.



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