COMMUNITY and SCHOOL PROFILE
Brantley Elementary School was built in 1957 and served grades one through twelve. Today, Brantley Elementary serves 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 251 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 172 Blacks (69%), 78 Whites (31%), and 1 Multi Race.
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.