Trace Crossings Elementary School was the first new school built by Hoover City Schools after Hoover formed its own system independent of Jefferson County Schools. Construction began in the early 1990s and the school opened in time for the 1992-1993 school year.
Opening year enrollment was at capacity: 1,000 students. Trace Crossings would eventually experience two splits as new schools were built to accommodate growth in this part of Hoover (South Shades Crest and Riverchase elementary schools).
Trace Crossings is the official site for Hoover City Schools’ Pre-School program. Trace Crossings Elementary's prime location puts it within easy reach of green space/parks/attractions, interstate access and plentiful shopping. More importantly, its proximity to R.F Bumpus Middle School and Hoover High School provides opportunites for students to interact with older students through activites and mentoring programs.