Valley Elementary School

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Valley Elementary School
Valley Elementary School.jpg
Active 19642016
School type Public
District Shelby County Schools / Pelham City Schools
Grades K-2
Colors green & gold
Mascot Panthers
Location 310 Opportunity Drive, (map)
Pelham

Valley Elementary was an early elementary school in the Shelby County Schools and Pelham City Schools system. It was located in an 80,000 square-foot building at 310 Opportunity Drive, just off Pelham Parkway in Pelham, and fed into Valley Intermediate School. The school had been recognized as a "National Blue Ribbon School" and participated in the Alabama Reading Initiative and the Toyota Family Literacy Program.

Before it was absorbed into Pelham's school system on July 1, 2014, Valley had an enrollment of approximately 800 students in kindergarten through second grade. The staff included 55 teachers led by principal Debbie Scarbrough.

The school was replaced by Pelham Ridge Elementary School in 2016. The site is being redeveloped as "Campus No. 124" by Schrimsher Properties of Huntsville.

References

  • Harris, Brianna (January 21, 2019) "Two developers vying for old Valley Elementary building." Shelby County Reporter
  • Van der Bijl, Hanno (February 24, 2020) "Developer plans mixed-use project at former school in Shelby County suburbs." Birmingham Business Journal