Jones Valley Middle School
|Jones Valley Middle School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||2000 31st Street Southwest, (map)|
|Principal||Milton Hopkins Jr|
|Colors||black and gold|
Jones Valley Middle School (formerly Jones Valley K-8 School) is a middle school in the former Jones Valley High School in Powderly. The Birmingham Board of Education first converted it into a middle school in 1988, but it later expanded into a K-8 school.
The existing 1963 building was demolished and a new school building, designed by Fuller Thompson Olds Architects, was constructed on the same site in 2011. At the time, a Board committee recommended naming the new school for Judge Oscar Adams, but residents preferred to keep the existing name.
In 2013 the Board voted to move Jones Valley's elementary grades to the new Oxmoor Valley Elementary School. Under the guidelines of the Alabama Accountability Act of 2015 Jones Valley Middle School was designated as a "failing" school by the Alabama Department of Education in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
- Anthony McGraw
- Denise Mitchell, interim
- Willie Goldsmith, -2013
- Carolyn Denson, 2013-
- Milton Hopkins Jr, 2017-
- Leech, Marie (April 26, 2011) "Birmingham school board names four of five new schools after communities." The Birmingham News
- Underwood, Madison (May 16, 2013) "Birmingham BOE votes to change Jones Valley K-8 to a middle school ." The Birmingham News
- Phillips, Ryan (February 11, 2016) "Birmingham City Schools see staggering number of failing schools." Birmingham Business Journal
- Edgemon, Erin (January 12, 2017) "13 Birmingham City Schools on Alabama's list of 'failing' schools." The Birmingham News
- Jones Valley Middle School at bhamcityschools.org