BROOKWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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!
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 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.