Huffman Academy

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Huffman Academy
BCS small logo.png Birmingham City Schools
Years 2011present
Location 1212 Cheyenne Boulevard, (map)
Spring Lake
Grades K-5
Principal Telisha Gilbert
Enrollment 807 (2016)
Colors black & gold
Mascot Wildcats

Huffman Academy is an elementary school in the Birmingham City Schools system located at 1212 Cheyenne Boulevard, adjacent to Five Mile Creek in the Spring Lake neighborhood of Birmingham's Huffman community. The principal is Telisha Gilbert.

The school was originally planned as a replacement for Huffman Elementary School, which was demolished in 2009. Winter Construction Company won the bid to build the new 80,000-square foot building. By the time it opened, the school combined the students from T. R. Wright, Arthur Elementary School and Going Elementary School.

Huffman Academy opened in 2011 and combined the student bodies. Under the guidelines of the Alabama Accountability Act of 2015 Huffman Academy was designated as a "failing" school by the Alabama Department of Education in 2018.



  • Brimley, John A. (July 31, 2011) "Birmingham to open 6 new schools this term; Jefferson County has 3 new buildings." The Birmingham News