The Mountain Brook School System has four elementary schools that serve kindergarten through the sixth grade. These schools are Brookwood Forest Elementary School, Cherokee Bend Elementary School, Crestline Elementary School, and Mountain Brook Elementary School. Upon completion of the sixth grade, students flow into Mountain Brook Junior High School where they attend seventh through ninth grades. The school system has only one high school, Mountain Brook High School, which serves grades ten through twelve.
The school system has enjoyed a low rate of turnover in its leadership. In 2009, the system celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding and that year marked the hiring of Dicky Barlow, former principal of Mountain Brook High School, as only the 4th superintendent in the 50-year history of the system.
There is also a private school, Highlands Day School, within Mountain Brook's city limits, but it is not part of the Mountain Brook School System.
As one of the top school systems in the state of Alabama, the Mountain Brook School System has received numerous awards and honors. The Mountain Brook City Schools have been recognized by the Alabama Productivity Center as the recipient of the 1998 Alabama Quality Award for the Education Sector. Mountain Brook High School, Mountain Brook Junior High School, Crestline Elementary School and Brookwood Forest Elementary School are recipients of the Blue Ribbon School Award by the U.S. Department of Education Recognition Program. Newsweek Magazine recognized MBHS as one of the nation's top 100 high schools.
The quality of education is apparent by the many accomplishments of the student body. Currently about 98% of Mountain Brook students go on to colleges and universities in the U.S. Over 500 MBHS students have been named National Merit Finalists, and three Rhodes scholars have graduated from MBHS. College Board's Advanced Placement Program honored MBHS for academic excellence and outstanding support and participation in the AP Program. MBHS has won 122 State Athletic Championships in its 40 year history.
Read more about Mountain Brook School System: Mountain Brook Board of Education
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