has seen its 57th and final first day of school. The 2012-2013 school year will be the building's last as Brown Elementary School.
Next year students from Brown will join some of the students from and at the new Smyrna elementary school that has yet to be named. Brown will then become the new home to , which is currently located in south Smyrna.
Teachers and Principal Brett Ward gathered in front of the school and in the lobby to greet students on their first day. One parent said that while she was excited about the new school she would miss the small, family atmosphere at Brown.