Sherman Heights Elementary School
The school was constructed by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company for Black children of employees at its Ensley Works, just below the school to the south. A community house was built adjacent to the school for additional programs. A circular reservoir was constructed on the hilltop beside the school, and was likely used to furnish water to both facilities, as well as to toilets located in outbuildings nearby.
The Birmingham Board of Education purchased an existing wood-framed school from U.S. Steel in the early 1960s. In 1966 they approved construction of a new building for 450 students. The one-story, square brick-clad building included 11 regular classrooms, art and science rooms, and a multi-purpose room with a kitchen. Fred Renneker Jr was the architect.
- Addie Sheffield, 1969–1970