Brewer Elementary School opened August 31, 1965. The district named the school after Raymond H. Brewer, a principal at Lanier High School for 35 years. Brewer met his future wife when he hired her as a teacher at Lanier, and both spent the rest of their careers fulfilling a life-long endeavor to give back to the local community before he passed away in 1963 (information provided by Express News writer Elaine Ayala). The school opened two years later.
The school was to fulfill the needs of the Cassiano Courts with the realization that the San Juan Homes would soon be completed.
The building had thirty-five classrooms (eight first grade rooms and twenty-seven other elementary rooms), one library, administrative units, and a cafetorium. The faculty consisted of twenty-one teachers, when opened, along with a head custodian, three other custodians, one secretary, and the principal.
Today, Brewer educates over 600 students, with thirty-eight teachers, one principal and vice-principal, a nurse and librarian, as well as more than twenty support staff members.