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Study at Barrett Elementary School

Alabama United StatesUnited States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsThe first unit of what is now Barrett Elementary School was erected on the corner of 76th Street and Division Avenue in the community of East Lake in 1901 and was named East Lake School. In 1909 the building was renamed Barrett School in honor of Dr. N. A. Barrett, who was then the mayor of East Lake and later became the president of the Birmingham City Commission. In 1925, the first floor of an additional unit was erected, with the second and third floors added in 1928. Today this is the central portion of the existing building. This addition contained thirteen classrooms, a small music room, and the school office. The school lunchroom, built later, is attached to this unit. The 1901 structure was torn down in 1955 and replaced with a wing attached to the brick building erected in 1925 and 1928. Classes moved into this addition in December of 1956 which contained seventeen classrooms and a library. In 1960, a two-story east wing was completed. Classes moved into this wing in the fall of 1961. Barrett School was completely renovated during the summer of 1978. New windows, carpet in many areas, lower ceilings, improved lighting, decorator colors, and air conditioning have combined a rich academic tradition to produce an atmosphere which is very conducive to learning. A city bond issue provided the funds for remodeling. In 1989, the Birmingham Board of Education went through a reorganization process, closing some schools and creating middle schools from former high schools. As a result, the Enrolment configuration of Barrett School changed from kindergarten through eighth grade to kindergarten through fifth grade. Barrett's nickname is "Wildcats" and the school colors are green and white.

Contact:

Barrett Elementary School,

7601 Division Ave. ,

Birmingham,

Alabama 35206

Email: barrett@bhm. k12. al. us

Website: www.bhm. k12. al. us

Contact:Barrett Elementary School, 7601 Division Ave. , Birmingham, Alabama 35206

Email: barrett@bhm. k12. al. us Website: www.bhm. k12. al. us