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Mission Statement

J. S. Abrams Elementary School will develop productive, self-motivated learners who take pride in their accomplishments and contributions to society.
We will work in harmony with the community and parents to provide a challenging curriculum in a safe and engaging environment that nurtures the lifelong learning process.

We Believe...

  • Everyone is capable of learning.  
  • All individuals deserve to learn and work in a safe and supportive environment.   
  • Everyone deserves to be taught an appropriate yet challenging curriculum.   
  • Everyone deserves an opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.  
  • Positive relationships and mutual respect among all individuals promote high self-esteem.   
  • Scholars should be provided a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their achievements.   
  • Education is a shared responsibility between home, school and community.  
  • Continuous improvement is essential to enable scholars to become confident, self-directed and lifelong learners.



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Gifted Education

Gifted students are those who perform at or have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program.  Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, or any other individuals with knowledge of the student's abilities may refer a student. Additionally, all second-grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.

For each student referred, information is gathered in areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for gifted services.

To make a referral, contact the Gifted Teacher assigned at the student’s school.



The Bessemer City School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Dr. Jameka Thomas, Section 504; and Title IX Coordinator
1621 – 5th Avenue North
Bessemer, Alabama 35021
Phone: 205.432.3028 Email: