West End Academy

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West End Academy
West End Academy seal.png
BCS small logo.png Birmingham City Schools
Years 2011present
Location 1840 Pearson Avenue Southwest, (map)
Arlington-West End
Grades Pre-K - 5
Principal Chandra Blackmon
Enrollment 760 (2011)
Colors red & yellow
Mascot Rockets
Website bhamcityschools.org

West End Academy is a public elementary school in the Birmingham City Schools system located on the former site of West End High School at 1840 Pearson Avenue Southwest in the Arlington-West End neighborhood of West End. It was built in 2011 and combined the student bodies of the former Lee, Powderly & Price Elementary Schools.

The school was constructed as part of a consolidation plan proposed by acting superintendent Barbara Allen and approved by the Board in 2008.

West End Academy 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" for 2017 and 2018, but reappeared in 2019.



  • Ganucheau, Adam (February 11, 2016) "18 Birmingham schools designated as 'failing'." The Birmingham News