Mountain Brook High School

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Mountain Brook High School
The front entrance to MBHS in 2010
3650 Bethune Drive
Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223
United States
School type Public
Founded 1966
School district Mountain Brook School System
Principal Amanda Hood
Faculty 87
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1,093[1] (2014-15)
Student to teacher ratio 12:1
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green & Gold         
Athletics AHSAA Class 7A
Mascot Spartan
Newspaper Sword and Shield
Yearbook Olympian
Feeder schools Mountain Brook Junior High School

Mountain Brook High School (MBHS) is a three-year public high school in the Birmingham, Alabama, suburb of Mountain Brook. 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] The girls' cross country team lost their 14 year state championship winning streak in 2016 to Huntsville High School.


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

Student Profile[edit]

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 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 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.
  • Student Government Association - A student organization dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body
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


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 sports teams have experienced success, and the school holds 122 state championships, the most in Alabama.

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

The girls' cross country team has won 12 state championships in a row[13], since 2003, and the boys have won the previous three state championships. The tennis teams, outdoor and indoor track teams, bowling team, golf teams, and swim and dive teams also have contributed to the total, among many others. However, the girls' cross country team lost their 14 year state championship winning streak in 2016 to Huntsville High School.

The Mountain Brook High School tennis teams have been successful. The boys 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. 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.


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

In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 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, and 2017.

Notable graduates[edit]

Chip Long- Offensive Coordinator, University of Notre Dame Football Team


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