Mountain Brook High School

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Mountain Brook High
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The front entrance to MBHS in 2010
Address
3650 Bethune Drive
Mountain Brook, Alabama, 35223
United States
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1966
School board Mountain Brook Board of Education
School district Mountain Brook School System
Superintendent Mr. Richard (Dicky) Barlow
Principal Amanda Hood
Vice Principals Lisa Walters
Jeremy Crigger
Chief custodian Mark Hutchinson, Head Custodian
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1004 (2008)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green & Gold         
Mascot Spartan
Team name Mountain Brook Spartans
Newspaper Sword and Shield
Yearbook Olympian
Website

Mountain Brook High School (MBHS) is a three-year public high school within the city of Mountain Brook, Alabama, a residential area of Birmingham, with approximately 20,600 residents. It is the lone high school in the Mountain Brook School System and is situated on 25 acres (100,000 m2) of land.

Mountain Brook High School serves grades 10-12 and enrolled 1004 students during the 2007-2008 school year. The MBHS administration comprises principal Amanda Hood along with assistant principals Lisa Walters and Jeremy Crigger. Hood served as principal at Mountain Brook Junior High for a year before becoming principal at the High School, replacing Vic Wilson, who left Mountain Brook to become the superintendent of Harselle City Schools. Mountain Brook High School colors are green and gold and the athletic teams are called the Spartans.

Active school groups and events[edit]

  • American Field Service - An organization which promotes world peace through understanding other cultures. The Mountain Brook High School AFS chapter sponsors international students throughout the year, as well as sponsoring MBHS students to other countries.
  • Debate Team - The Mountain Brook High School Debate Team meets during two periods of the school day and competes on the national circuit in Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Public Forum Debate.
  • Brookstock - A concert fundraiser held in the fall semester of the school year, Brookstock is traditionally held in the campus parking lot. Through the sale of tickets, concessions, and t-shirts, the fund raiser raises money for service organizations on campus. The performers are all high school bands, not necessarily from MBHS.
  • Future Business Leaders of America - An international career and technical student organization which exists to primarily help students transition to the business world.
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
  • Young Moderates
  • Croquet Club
  • Ping Pong Club- One of Mountain Brook's newest clubs.
  • Key Club - One of the oldest and largest service program for high school students, the Key Club is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others.
  • Interact Club - Similar to Key Club, Interact is a national service based organization. At MBHS, Interact each year puts on Relay for Life, one of the largest Relay for Life events in the state. Teams composed of high school students compete with other teams from around the community to see who can raise the most money. The event lasts through the night, including local bands, sponsored events, and food from local establishments.
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
  • Pi Delta Phi
  • Spanish Club
  • Spartan Pride
  • Stage Crew
  • Stand-up Club
  • Students for Environmental Action
  • The Cage
  • The Sword and Shield
  • Theatre Arts
  • Thespians
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
  • Young Moderates

Athletics[edit]

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

The Mountain Brook Spartans compete in Class 6A, Alabama's largest classification. The sports teams have enjoyed a great deal of success, and the school holds more state championships (122) than any other in the state. In fact, the girls' cross country team has won eight state championships in a row, a streak dating back to 2003, and the boys have won the last three state championships. The tennis teams, outdoor and indoor track teams, golf teams, and swim and dive teams have also contributed to the total, among many others

The Mountain Brook High School tennis teams have been very successful. The boys tennis team has won 23 state championships, the most in the state. The girls tennis team also holds the record for most state championships in the state with 23 wins. Tennis is the varsity sport that has the most state championships of any other at Mountain Brook High School.

Spartan football has also achieved success, winning state championships in 1975 and 1976. Since their first season in 1966, they have had 11 ten-win seasons and 12 state quarterfinal appearances. The current coach is Chris Yeager; his predecessor, Joey Jones, is now the head coach for the South Alabama Jaguars. The boys' basketball team won its first state championship in 2013. They won again in 2014. They also reached the Final Four in 2001.

Accomplishments[edit]

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

In 2013 the Mountain Brook High School basketball team, led by coach Bucky McMillan, won the class 6A state championship

Notable graduates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Students learn about race through acting, NBC Nightly News. (October 22, 2006) Retrieved on January 17, 2007.
  2. ^ "Best in state: The top high schools in each of the 50 states and D.C.". Sports Illustrated. June 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  3. ^ Koch, Wendy (2005-06-02). "Search continues in Aruba for missing teen". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°29′29″N 86°42′43″W / 33.49147°N 86.7120°W / 33.49147; -86.7120