William Wells Brown Elementary
555 E. Fifth St. •
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 381-4990 • Fax: (859) 381-3166
School website: www.wwbrown.fcps.net
School hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
William Wells Brown Elementary, which replaced Johnson Elementary and Russell Elementary, is a joint project between Fayette County Public Schools and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. In addition to being a top-notch school, our $15 million facility includes a community center complete with a full-size gymnasium, a multipurpose room, and a kitchen classroom for adult education programs. We also house a Healthy Kids Clinic, which provides many services for students during the school day.
The school was named in honor of a Lexington native who was the first African-American to publish a novel, a play, a travel book, a book-length historical account of the Civil War, a military study and a study of African-American sociology. Brown advocated prison reform, temperance and equal rights for women, and was a dynamic spokesman for the abolitionist movement.
What makes our school special
We are the first true community school of its kind in our district. Our state-of-the-art facility is used by students during the day and by the community in the evenings. We expect this partnership to increase family and community involvement in the school, which will increase achievement for all students.
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