EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Eura Brown Elementary School – Gadsden, AL

Award Year 2016

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Eura Brown Elementary School

1231 Alcott Road
Gadsden, AL, 35901-5513

(256) 546-0011

Mrs. Priscilla Evans Yother, Principal at time of Nomination

Gadsden City School System

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Mission

Our mission is to provide a rigorous, yet balanced program that prepares students to succeed in a constantly changing, technologically driven, global, mulit-cultural society.
 

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 23%
  • White: 70%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 26%
 

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Walk to School Day at Eura Brown Elementary School

Walk to School Day at Eura Brown Elementary School

Eura Brown Elementary School is a K-5 school located in an older neighborhood in Gadsden, Alabama, a small city north of Birmingham. Our 350 students and families come from diverse and varied backgrounds. Even though each family is unique, the one common thread among all is an intense desire for the children to attain the highest quality of education possible. Parents are encouraged to form a partnership with the school so that they stay involved and students are supported in both settings. The principal and teachers are in constant communication with parents and guardians discussing topics from student responsibility, special interests, or family issues to celebrating achievements in the classroom, the arts, competitions, or leadership. Keeping parents informed is a top priority. The school has many traditions, one of the oldest being a very strong Parent Teacher Association. Everyone benefits from the PTA's time and financial commitment to the school. The school has achieved 100% membership for 35 consecutive years. Eura Brown has a strong sense of purpose - developing "habits of mind" and "habits of discipline" in our students. This is an ongoing process which involves many people. Our philosophy is one based on building supportive relationships with students and parents and providing a structured, safe, stimulating, and challenging environment where learning is revered by all. The faculty leads by example, knowing we are role models inside and outside the classroom. Teachers use every opportunity to demonstrate John Dewey's quote,"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."