Brownsville Elementary School

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Brownsville Elementary School is an public elementary school that serves western Albemarle County and Crozet, providing pre-K through 5th grade. The school is part of the western feeder pattern. Brownsville opened in September 1966 and as of 2012, the school enrolls 653 students and employs 85 faculty and staff members.[1]

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Renovations and additions

In 2009 Albemarle County invested in the school, expanding the cafeteria, building a new gymnasium, and creating 12 new classrooms. The construction also increased the school's energy efficiency rating. As a result, the school became the first in Virginia to be certified under the U.S. Green Building Coouncil's "LEED for Schools" program.[2]


Jason Crutchfield became principal on May 1, 2016. [3]

The following table lists all individuals who have served as principal.[1]

Term Principal
2016 - present Jason Crutchfield
2010 - 2015 India Haun
2003 - 2010 Jo Vining
1995 - 2003 John Cruickshank
1985 - 1995 Anne Norford
1966 - 1985 Harry Kent


Brownsville Elementary is located at 5870 Rockfish Gap Turnpike.

Pedestrian concerns

A crosswalk between Brownsville and Henley Middle School was painted over in the spring of 2017. A Henley student was hit on March 1, prompting concerns about pedestrian safety. [4]

Considering litter

A group of 5th-graders were recognized as part of a global competition related to littering. [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Brownsville Elementary School profile, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved May 30, 2012.
  2. Web. Brownsville Elementary addition gets LEED distinction, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, retrieved December 28, 2010.
  3. Web. School Board Appoints New Principal for Brownsville Elementary School, Press Release, NBC., April 15, 2016, retrieved April 18, 2016.
  4. Web. After Albemarle student is struck by vehicle, parent pushes for safe school crossings, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 30, 2018, retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. Web. Albemarle students receive recognition for Destination Imagination project, Desiree Montilla, News Article, CBS19, May 24, 2019, retrieved May 26, 2019.

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