Norwood School opened in 1929 and is located in a commercialized urban area in the northern section of Birmingham, AL adjacent to Interstate 65. Norwood is a Title I School with an enrollment of 275 students in grades Pre K -5. The current population of Norwood is approximately 95% African American. Approximately 98% of the students participate in the free/reduced lunch program. Lewis also provides special education services to students who are Intellectually Disabled, Developmentally Delayed, Speech/Language Impaired, Emotionally Disturbed, those with Specific Learning Disabilities, the Gifted and assistance for students qualifying for 504 services.All of our teachers are Highly Qualified and participate in rigorous professional development. Our faculty is composed of one administrator, sixteen full-time teachers (including a Reading Coach), a full-time, Counselor, three part-time teachers (Librarian, Speech Therapist, Instrument Music), three paraprofessionals, and seven support staff personnel.Norwood Elementary School provides a curriculum based on the State of Alabama's Course of Study as well as district pacing guides. Students attend daily for 8:00 - 3:00 for 180 days. All students receive instruction in physical education, library media and guidance. We use a school-wide behavior plan based on the Positive Behavior Support Initiative.Additional programs offered at Norwood include Academic Bowl, Math Derby, Spelling Bee, Better Basics, Girl and Boy Scouts, Campfire Links-Up Mentoring Program, BETA Club, and GREAT (Gang Resistance Education Awareness Training. Additional programs such as Readers on the Move Book Club, Pre K and Kindergarten Waterford Language Arts & Math, MAGIC through the Alabama Symphony, Bell Chimers, Start with Art, Watershed through the Water Works Board, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. A tutorial program is available to assist students who may need additional intervention through the Title I program and our Partner in Education-American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO). Another partnership with KBR provides our students with school supplies. We also have a "Character Counts!" and Bully Free Prevention Program.