Mission Statement  



      The mission of Brantley Elementary School is to develop students with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others and the knowledge to compete in a challenging, changing, technological world. We stress the total development of each child: moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. 


We believe that:

  • Every individual deserves to be treated with respect.
  • The responsibility for educating the whole child should be shared by the home, school and the community.
  • It is the responsibility of the school to provide a safe and caring environment.
  • Quality teaching is the key to learning.



  About The School  

School Profile


Brantley Elementary School was built in 1957 and served grades one through twelve. Today, Brantley Elementary serves Pre- Kindergarten through sixth grade. It is located five miles east of Selma in a rural area of Dallas County and eight miles from the Dallas County jail. Brantley has been designated as a Title I school due to the low income reported by the parents and/or guardians. The school consists of students who are African American, Caucasian, and Other.


 Currently, Brantley serves 207 students with 93% on the free or reduced lunch program. The student population continues to be primarily African-American students. Its ethics make up is 131 Blacks (63%), 78 Whites (35%), and 3 Other (1%)

Brantley serves as a feeder school for Martin Middle School and Dallas County High School. It operates in accordance with standards adopted by the Alabama State Board of Education as outlined in the Alabama State Course of Study.

To ensure a productive learning atmosphere, Brantley Elementary School has a principal, fourteen regular education teachers, two resource teachers who provide services to students with special needs, a reading intervention and math teacher, reading coach, librarian, counselor, secretary, three child nutrition program workers, six bus drivers, one custodian who also serves as a bus driver, a part-time home bound teacher, and a part time nurse. Brantley has a part time speech pathologist and a teacher for the gifted.

To ensure that students are prepared for kindergarten, Brantley works closely with the Dallas County Head Start program for preschoolers. A smooth transition is provided for students, parents, and teachers with an orientation in the Spring of the year.