About Irondale Community School.
Community School was established in 1886. In March 2011, we moved into
our present building which includes two new classroom buildings,
cafeteria, amphitheater, and an air-conditioned gymnasium. We serve over
400 students in grades 3 through 5. Our students come from Grantswood
Community School and then go on to attend Irondale Middle School or the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate Middle School and then to Shades Valley High School or to the Jefferson County International
All of our teachers are highly-qualified. Numerous teachers hold Master’s Degrees. We are an AMSTI (Alabama Math, Science & Technology Initiative) and an ARI (Alabama Reading Initiative) site.
media center is equipped with over 6,000 books. We also have two 28-30 technology labs, a 12-station media center lab as well as a
30-station mobile computer center. Our building is fully handicapped
accessible. We are a Title I School; we receive Federal funding to
ensure each student’s needs are met.
students are able to experience art, music, and physical education. In
addition, students visit our extensive media center as well as
participate in many other programs. Every staff member at ICS cares
about our students!
students also experience self-selected activity clubs each month.
Businesses and community organizations assist our teachers with the
clubs. Among the many organizations that help our students are Home
Depot, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Girls' Inc!, Greater Birmingham Humane
Society, Birmingham Museum of Art, Southern Museum of Flight, Jefferson
County/Irondale Public Library, North Star Karate, Irondale Police
Department, Alabama 4-H, Episcopal Place, Fair Haven, and St. Martin’s
in the Pines. We are so grateful for the wonderful partnerships with
these groups! In addition, students have the opportunity to join Step
Club, Science Club, ICS/CSI Detectives Club, Dance Club, Computer Coding
Club, Chess Club, Track/Field Club, or Pottery Club.
Community School is proud member of the Jefferson County School System,
which is located in the greater metropolitan area of Birmingham is
Alabama’s second largest school district. With 52 schools, 2,564
teachers, and 35,843 students, the system offers a multitude of
academic, career technical, and extracurricular opportunities for
Our expectations are high for both academics and behavior at ICS.
Welcome to Irondale Community School …Intentional, Considerate, Successful.
The mission of Irondale
Community School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to
provide meaningful educational experiences within a safe, caring, and