Oxmoor Valley Elementary School
|Oxmoor Valley Elementary School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||3600 Sydney Drive, (map)|
|Colors||purple & gold|
Oxmoor Valley Elementary School is a school in the Birmingham City Schools system, constructed in 2013 to serve students in Southwest Birmingham and Oxmoor Valley. It opened with an enrollment of 550 elementary grade students, mostly from Jones Valley K-8 School, which was converted to a middle school. The principal is Melvin Love.
The school's 28 classrooms are all equipped with interactive whiteboards. It also houses three computer labs, a science lab, art and band rooms, a media center and gymnasium. Its landscaped grounds include an outdoor track and stadium, an activity court, an outdoor classroom and two playgrounds. Oxmoor Valley's school colors are purple and gold and its athletic teams are called the Jaguars.
Oxmoor Valley Elementary School was designated a "failing school" in early 2016 because of students' relatively low scores in the reading and math portions of the ACT Aspire test. The school was taken off of the list of "failing schools" in 2017.
- Underwood, Madison (May 16, 2013) "Birmingham BOE votes to change Jones Valley K-8 to a middle school ." The Birmingham News
- Leech, Marie (August 16, 2013) "New Oxmoor Valley Elementary School will open Monday despite road not being ready." The Birmingham News
- Ganucheau, Adam (February 11, 2016) "18 Birmingham schools designated as 'failing'." The Birmingham News