Jones Valley Middle School

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Jones Valley Middle School
BCS small logo.png Birmingham City Schools
Years 1988present
Location 2000 31st Street Southwest, (map)
Grades 6-8
Principal Misha Randle
Enrollment 500 (2023)
Colors black & gold
Mascot Dragons

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 2011 the Board consolidated students from A. G. Gaston K-8 School and Wenonah K-8 School to Jones Valley.

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.

In 2023 a rash of threats, bullying and fights between students raised concerns about the school's leadership.



  • 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
  • Griesbach, Rebecca (October 23, 2023) "Fights, stabbing prompt student walkout effort at Birmingham middle school."

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