W. J. Christian School
|W. J. Christian K-8 School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||725 Mountain Drive, (map)|
Roebuck Springs-South Roebuck
|Colors||Columbia blue and red|
William J. Christian K-8 School is a K-8 school in the Birmingham City Schools system located at 725 Mountain Drive in the Roebuck Springs neighborhood. It was named for former Birmingham Board of Education member William Christian. The principal is Nichole Williams.
W. J. Christian school serves as a neighborhood elementary school for grades K-5 and as a magnet middle school for talented and gifted students in grades 6-8. Students in the middle school program must maintain a 70% grade in all subjects and participate in community service projects.
In 2005 W. J. Christian became the first public school in the state to offer a chess program. The team, coached by Charles Smith, has won Alabama State Scholastic Chess Championships in 2008 and 2011.
- "Sonat adopts a school" (Spring 1983) SONAT magazine, p. 8-9
- Ruisi, Anne (April 6, 2011) "Birmingham city schools students win Alabama chess titles." The Birmingham News
- William J. Christian K-8 School at bcs.schoolwires.net