16049 Highway 216

    Brookwood, Alabama  35444


    Phone:   (205) 342-2668

    Fax:   (205) 342-2845


    Michael Keeton, Principal

    Ashley Leath, Assistant Principal



    At BWES, we use our heads, hearts, and Paws


    Welcome to Brookwood Elementary School!

    Brookwood is a school in the Tuscaloosa County School System. Tuscaloosa is the home of The University of Alabama.

    Our school population in grades K-5 is about 550 students. We have a diverse student body ranging from children of coal mining families (Brookwood’s major industry) to children of professional and business executives.


    The Brookwood Community


    Brookwood is a town in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States, which is located 25 miles southwest of Birmingham and 18 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 1,483. It is part of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

    As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,483 people, 553 households, and 430 families residing in the town. The population density was 182.3 people per square mile (70.4/km2). There were 613 housing units at an average density of 75.4 per square mile (29.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.91% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

    There were 553 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.07.

    In the town the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

    The median income for a household in the town was $40,104, and the median income for a family was $46,071. Males had a median income of $38,929 versus $23,571 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,670. About 6.2% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

    Source:  Code of Alabama 1975, Title 11, Chapter 40, Section 11-40-1

    "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

    "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.