Mary B. Austin Elementary


Respect Ourselves and Others.

Own our Learning.

Own our Actions.

Treasure our Talents.

Serve our Community.

These are our “Roots to Success.”

Address: 150 Provident Lane, Mobile, AL 36608

Phone: 251-221-1015


Principal: Melissa Whigham,

Students: 515

About the school: Mary B. Austin has a rich history of academic excellence that continues today. Our school has been named the only Entrepreneurial School in Alabama. In addition, we were voted as the Best Public Elementary School in 2021, receiving the Nappie Award.

We believe in providing various learning experiences (Fine Arts, & STREAM) where students can generate ideas, think creatively, reason, problem-solve and communicate effectively. Also, our program affords many opportunities for our students to give back to the community through project-based learning.

Our school focuses on the 4'Cs of the 21st Century: Communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking with an emphasis on citizenship and community. We believe that these skills, imparted through project-based learning and entrepreneurial thinking, facilitate complete student learning.

Students have the best learning opportunities and experiences in our academic program with the best teachers in Mobile County.

Mary B. Austin is the place to “BEE," and it is where Innovation takes place. #AustinInnovators