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Mountain Brook High School

Mountain Brook High School (MBHS) is a three-year public high school in the city of Mountain Brook, Alabama. It is the only high school in the Mountain Brook City School System. School colors are green and gold, and the athletic teams are called the Spartans. MBHS competes in AHSAA Class 7A athletics.[2]

Mountain Brook High School
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The front entrance to MBHS in 2010
Address
3650 Bethune Drive

,
35223

Information
School typePublic
Founded1966
School districtMountain Brook School System
PrincipalPhilip Holley
Faculty86.38 FTE[1]
Grades10-12
Enrollment1,051 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio12.17[1]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Green & Gold         
AthleticsAHSAA Class 7A
MascotSpartan
Team nameSpartans
NewspaperSword and Shield
YearbookOlympian
Feeder schoolsMountain Brook Junior High School
Website

RecognitionEdit

MBHS is consistently recognized as one of the best high schools in Alabama:

Student ProfileEdit

Enrollment in grades 10-12 for the 2013-14 school year is 1,024 students. Approximately 98% of students are white and 2% are Asian-American. No students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.[9]

MBHS has a graduation rate of 98%. Ninety-eight percent of its students meet or exceed proficiency standards in reading, and 99% meet or exceed standards in mathematics. The average ACT score for MBHS students is 30, and the average SAT score is 2050.[10]

Active school groups and eventsEdit

Other groups on campus
  • Ambassadors
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Circle of Friends
  • Community Service
  • Connection
  • Debate Club
  • Debate Team
  • First Priority
  • French Club
  • Interact Club
  • Natural Helpers
  • The Olympian Yearbook Staff
  • Olympian Pageant
  • Outdoors Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Spartan Pride
  • Stage Crew
  • Stand-up Club
  • Students for Environmental Action
  • The Cage
  • The Sword and Shield
  • Theatre Arts
  • Thespians
  • Young Moderates

AthleticsEdit

 
The MBHS football team in a 2010 playoff contest against Gadsden City

The Mountain Brook Spartans compete in Class 7A, Alabama's largest classification. The school holds 122 state championships, the most in Alabama.

The boys' basketball team won state championships in 2013, 2014, 2017,[11] 2018[12] and 2019. They also reached the Final Four in 2001 and were the runner-up in 2015.

The girls' cross country team won 12 state championships in a row,[13] since 2003, and the boys won the previous three state championships. The girls' cross country team had a 14-year state championship winning streak.

The boys tennis teams have won 23 state championships, the most in the state. The girls teams also hold the record for most state championships in the state with 23 wins.

Spartan football won state championships in 1975 and 1976.

AccomplishmentsEdit

 
A view of the football field, track and outdoor mall area

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 the Mountain Brook High School basketball team, led by coach Bucky McMillan, reached the state finals in Alabama's highest classification winning state championships in 2013, 2014,2017, and 2018.

Notable graduatesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Mountain Brook High School
  2. ^ "AHSAA School Classification 2014-16" (PDF).
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  5. ^ "Alabama School Rankings". SchoolDigger. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
  6. ^ "Best Public High Schools in Alabama - Niche". K-12 School Rankings and Reviews at Niche.com. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
  7. ^ Ray, Tiffany (2008-09-09). "Spain Park High School named national Blue Ribbon School". The Birmingham News.
  8. ^ "No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program - 2008 Schools", U.S. Department of Education
  9. ^ "Mt Brook High School". SchoolDigger. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
  10. ^ "MBHS on Niche".
  11. ^ http://www.ahsaa.com/Sports/Basketball/Basketball-Past-State-Champions
  12. ^ http://highschoolsports.al.com/news/article/-7252831500080429930/class-7a-boys-mountain-brook-rolls-past-mcgill-toolen-73-49-to-repeat/
  13. ^ http://www.ahsaa.com/Templates/Cross-Country-Past-State-Champions
  14. ^ Students learn about race through acting Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine, NBC Nightly News. (October 22, 2006) Retrieved on January 17, 2007.
  15. ^ "Best in state: The top high schools in each of the 50 states and D.C." Sports Illustrated. June 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
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  19. ^ Rousch, Chris (March 20, 2019). "WSJ names Jakab its "Heard on the Street" editor)". TBN News. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  20. ^ Grubb, Jeff (July 18, 2014). "Why triple-A devs are going indie (and why indies aren't going triple-A)". Yahoo! News. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  21. ^ "Callen, Du Pré Joins Southern's Hall of Fame". USTA Southern Tennis 2013 Yearbook. Edition Duo. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  22. ^ Anderson, Ric (November 15, 2001). "Short shots: KU lands QB". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  23. ^ "Emeel Salem Wins H. Boyd McWhorter Post-Graduate Scholarship". University of Alabama. April 6, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  24. ^ Gribble, Andrew (April 5, 2013). "Former center William Vlachos back at Alabama as a graduate assistant". The Birmingham News. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  25. ^ Harvey, Alec (February 12, 2013). "Birmingham's Tommy Dewey lands lead in new Seth McFarlane Fox sitcom". The Birmingham News. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  26. ^ Colurso, Mary (April 22, 2013). "Birmingham's Sarah Simmons channels team spirit for her battle round on 'The Voice' (video)". The Birmingham News. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  27. ^ Perrin, Mike (June 9, 2009). "Update: 3 from Alabama, Auburn signee picked on first day of MLB draft". The Birmingham News. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  28. ^ Ellis, Ralph (March 10, 2014). "Peru agrees to extradite van der Sloot to U.S. ... in 24 years". CNN.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.

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