Award Year: 2021

Hall-Kent Elementary School

213 Hall Avenue
Birmingham, AL, 35209-6598

(205) 423-2430

Mrs. Kiana Billings Coleman, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Homewood City Schools District

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The mission of Hall-Kent Elementary is to educate and empower all students to maximize their unique potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 26%
  • White: 57%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Friends visiting with the school's facility dog, Maize.

Friends visiting with the school's facility dog, Maize.

Hall-Kent Elementary is a student-centered school enriched by tradition, vision, and a compassionate spirit. Established in 1887, the school has served children in the Homewood community for over 100 years. Our student enrollment has rapidly increased from 400 to over 600 students in preschool through fifth grade over the past ten years. A diverse school culture helps to enhance student learning, tolerance, and appreciation of cultural differences. Our vision is an inclusive school of learners who embrace a growth mindset; teachers who are dedicated and invested in students; a joyful learning environment utilizing innovative; and best instructional practices. Hall-Kent holds students to high expectations and provides academic, behavioral, and social support as students strive to achieve those expectations. As we strive to help students meet their unique potential, personalized learning is a vital component of our instructional program. The teachers rely on differentiation, intervention, and acceleration to meet the needs of all students.

Hall-Kent Elementary School uses the Patriot Pride framework to establish school-wide expectations for all students. Students show Junior Patriot Pride by being respectful, being responsible, and being safe. In 2019, Hall-Kent Elementary School adopted the Junior Patriot Pride House System, a student advocacy program. Every student, instructor, and staff member at Hall-Kent is a part of the house system. This model helps promote stable relationships, provides a sense of belonging for all students beyond the classroom walls, and establishes positive connections between students and teachers. Hall-Kent has a special faculty member, Maize. She serves as the school's facility dog and helps to cultivate a positive learning environment.