About The School
History of Erwin Middle School
Middle School is located in the eastern section of Jefferson County in
Centerpoint, AL. It was formerly a part of Erwin High School.
1957 the Jefferson County Board of Education purchased 38.38 acres of
land from Sun Valley Acres, Inc. for the purpose of building a junior
high school. This land company donated another twenty acres, making a
total school acreage of 53.38 acres. The junior high school building
consisted of twelve classrooms and a principal’s office.
four-classroom annex and a locker room for physical education classes
were added to the junior high area in 1963. At the end of the first year
of school there were 240 students enrolled in the junior high (grades
the spring of 1964 the board decided to build a high school in this
area. Plans called for the dividing of E.B. Erwin Junior High School
into two parts- Erwin Elementary (grades 1-6) and Erwin High School
the 1964 school year, facilities were expanded to include a library, a
lunchroom, and a two story administration building with twelve
classrooms. A two-story science wing was completed in the fall of 1965.
In 1966, construction of a large gymnasium was completed. The
sixteen-classroom wing that housed the junior high was added the
following year. The home economics, art department and vocational
classrooms were added in 1971.
athletics complex was started in 1961 as a community project financed
by funds raised by volunteers and interested citizens. The baseball
field was completed in 1993 by the coaches and several volunteers. The
tennis courts were added to the Erwin campus in 1995. In 1995, the
athletics complex was named after retiring principal, Dr. Micheal E.
High School housed grades 7-12 from 1964 through 2011. In the fall of
2011, Erwin High School was renamed Centerpoint High School and grades
9-12 moved to a new multi-million dollar campus.
Middle School named its first principal Mr. Jay Gary in 2011. He was a
great leader and has since taken over the principalship at Centerpoint
August 21, 2014 Erwin Middle received its 2nd principal, Mr. Kalvin
Eaton. Mr. Eaton served in this capacity until June 2015. Jefferson
County Board of Education appointed Serra Peterson as principal of EMS.
She will began her appointment on July 1, 2015.
Serra Harris Peterson serves as Erwin Middle School's third principal
and first female principal since its existence as a middle school. Mrs.
Peterson's goal for EMS is to establish partnerships with all
stakeholders while providing a welcoming and safe environment with
instructional opportunites that enhances the whole student.