• Avondale Family, we have been having Technical issues with our administration phones. Principal Nelson and Ms. Taylor have been unable to access voicemail since Monday. If anyone needs immediate assistance from our Administration please call 231-7131 and leave message with our Secretary.

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  • Friday, Aug. 7 - Sunday, Aug. 9

    Alabama's sales tax holiday weekend for school-related items will happen Friday, Aug. 7 - Sunday, Aug. 9. For more information, go here.

    • Saturday, Aug. 8 
    • Phoenix Suns player Eric Bledsoe will provide free backpacks and school supplies at Railroad Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Later that evening, he will join other NBA players and play in a basketball exhibition game at Parker High, his alma mater. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. The school is located at 900 Fourth St. North.

       More Than Conquerors Faith Church will present its annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Back-To-School Rally on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 12 p.m. at the church, 1327 Dennison Ave. SW. School supplies, backpacks, hot dogs, sodas and chips will be provide 

    • The Motivational School Supply Giveaway will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roosevelt Community Center, 5904 Higan Ave. While supplies last. For more info, call 218-5011
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  •  It's Registration Time
    Registration for the 2015-2016 will be held July 20-23 and July 27-30 from 8-3. Please make sure you bring all documents with you to register! Can't wait to see you!
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  • After School Care Rocks at Avondale!


    Parents expect excellence not only in the classroom but also in after school care.  Avondale Elementary delivers on both counts! We provide a safe and friendly environment for students. Our knowledgeable and caring staff offers a wide variety of opportunities for fun and learning. Examples include: art, science, story time, crafts, ballet, tennis, zumba, homework help, community service projects, and Friday movies to name a few! New this year will be an AfterSchool Garden Club (with Jones Valley Farm), Chess Club, and Avondale’s art teacher, Ms. Mackin, will work with students on some interesting and fun projects; possibly even a mural for the school. Computers will also be available for students to engage in technology projects.


    We offer parents options for both attendance and payment:


    Full Time (3-5 days per week) - $40 per week (K-5) and  $50 per week (Pre-K)*


    Part-Time (1-2 days per week) - $10/day (K-5)   and  $12/day (Pre-K)*


    *Pre-K after school care begins at 2:30 PM. All other students begin at 3 PM.


    Payment Options: Cash or Money Order (Mon-Wed only).    Debit Card (Mon-Fri)


    Our director is Ms. Mary Chavers and her regular staff includes: Ms. Rubye Brown, Mrs. Jules Cole, Mrs. Charlotte Mackin, Mrs. Eugenia Miller,Mrs. Phyllis Williams and some wonderful students from UAB along with part-time assistance from Mr. Lowery.


    The After School Care Staff welcomes Principal Courtney Nelson to Avondale along with all new and returning teachers/staff! We look forward to a wonderful partnership together. Our program is sponsored through Community Education South, a department of Birmingham CitySchools. For more information or to register, call 231-8980. 

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  •  Teachers
    Teachers!  Don't forget that the majority of our school documents can now be found under the Our School section of this website.  This includes copies of our school CIP, school-wide discipline, safety plan and others.  Remember to contact Mr. Marlow with any information that needs to be updated. 
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  • Make sure that you check out the updated version of our purpose and beliefs found under the our school section of the website.  We feel that this represents what our school is all about and would love any feedback positive or negative.  We are proud to call Avondale Elementary our home. 

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What's Happening


Welcome to Avondale Elementary, where we expect the best!  We are looking forward to a new and rewarding year with all of our parents, students, and community partners.  We are implementing Common Core State Standards and project based learning to help every student set and reach their goals. 
We believe you will find this site informative and hope that it will help you acquire a snapshot of the quality at our school. Our teachers, administrators, and support staff are committed to providing a quality education for all students. Communication with parents, community members, and business leaders will help us meet the educational needs of our students. This website will hopefully bridge any gaps that might occur. We hope you will find this website user-friendly. We encourage you to visit frequently.

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