Cherokee Bend Elementary School

Cherokee Bend Elementary School The Mountain Brook School System serves the city of Mountain Brook, an affluent area outside of Birmingham, Alabama. The school system supports a city with approximately 20,600 residents.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, Cherokee Bend Elementary, 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. In 2016, Mountain Brook Schools was named the international Outstanding District by the International Society for Technology in Education.

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