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About The School

Edgar D. Nixon Elementary School

E. D. Nixon Elementary was named for Civil Rights Activist Edgar Daniel Nixon, Sr. Affectionately call the


"Father of the Civil Rights Movement," Mr. Nixon played a crucial role in organizing the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He is also credited with helping bail Rosa Parks out of jail. Mr. Nixon was president of the Voter's League of Montgomery and the NAACP of Alabama.

Originally, Goode Street Elementary, E. D. Nixon Elementary was rebuilt in 2001. The section of Goode street in front of the school was renamed E. D. Nixon Ave in honor of Edgar D. Nixon. In 2007, E. D. Nixon became one of six schools to be recognized as a Torchbearer School. In 2009, E. D. Nixon Elementary was again recognized as a Torchbearer School for academic gains. 

Edgar D. Nixon Elementary continues to strive for academic success, relentlessly pushing for academic success for every child.

School Vision

E.D. Nixon Elementary School . . . Where every student develops a love of learning, nurtures intellectual curiosity through developmentally-appropriate learning activities, and seeks a future full of amazing possibilities.

School Mission

E.D. Nixon Elementary School is committed to providing a wide continuum of opportunities which value individuals, maximize skills and knowledge, enhance self-esteem, and produces college and career ready learners; as well as employing a faculty who is responsive to the needs of diverse students, parents, and community.


Belief Statements

  • Learning is life long.
  • Every child needs understanding.
  • Education is a shared responsibility.
  • Self-esteem is the foundation for success.
  • Every child is exceptional in his/her own actions.
  • Every individual needs recognition for his success.
  • Every individual is responsible for his own actions.
  • Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Every individual deserves an environment that promotes learning.
  • Parents, teachers, and the community share the responsibility for the support of the school's mission.

School Motto

Bringing Your BEST Everyday

Daily Pledge:

As a student of E.D. Nixon Elementary

We pledge to be a team

We respect one another

We dream BIG

We learn from our mistakes

We always, always do our BEST!



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