Mountain Brook High School

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Mountain Brook High School
The front entrance to MBHS in 2010
Address
3650 Bethune Drive
Mountain Brook, Alabama, 35223
United States
Information
School typePublic, high school
Founded1966
School boardMountain Brook Board of Education
School districtMountain Brook School System
SuperintendentMr. Richard (Dicky) Barlow
PrincipalVic Wilson
Vice PrincipalsMissy Brooks
Patrick Kellogg
Chief custodianMark Hutchinson, Head Custodian
Grades10-12
Enrollment1004  (2008)
LanguageEnglish
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Green & Gold         
MascotSpartan
Team nameMountain Brook Spartans
NewspaperSword and Shield
YearbookOlympian
Website
 
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Mountain Brook High School
The front entrance to MBHS in 2010
Address
3650 Bethune Drive
Mountain Brook, Alabama, 35223
United States
Information
School typePublic, high school
Founded1966
School boardMountain Brook Board of Education
School districtMountain Brook School System
SuperintendentMr. Richard (Dicky) Barlow
PrincipalVic Wilson
Vice PrincipalsMissy Brooks
Patrick Kellogg
Chief custodianMark Hutchinson, Head Custodian
Grades10-12
Enrollment1004  (2008)
LanguageEnglish
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Green & Gold         
MascotSpartan
Team nameMountain Brook Spartans
NewspaperSword and Shield
YearbookOlympian
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 Vic Wilson along with assistant principals Missy Brooks and Patrick Kellogg. Wilson joined the Mountain Brook High School staff first in 2002 after vacating his previous position as Homewood Middle School assistant principal. In 2006, he was named Homewood High School principal, and returned to Mountain Brook in July 2008 as Principal, succeeding Dicky Barlow who was promoted to Assistant Superintendent. Before joining the MBHS team, assistant principal Missy Brooks served as assistant principal of Homewood High School. Similarly, assistant principal Patrick Kellogg served as assistant principal of Pelham High School before arriving at MBHS.

Mountain Brook High School colors are green and gold and the athletic teams are called the Spartans.

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The Spartan Creed

The students and community of Mountain Brook High School are defined by a Spartan Creed. The creed was written in the winter of 2009 by a small group of distinguished faculty and student government officers. The creed was officially announced and adopted by the school in May 2009, when it was unveiled to the student body. The 2009 SGA officers also donated a large, bronze plaque that now hangs at the front of the school. Below is a copy of the creed.

The Spartan Creed

Historically, Spartans were known for embracing a standard of excellence defined by a unique blend of individualism and community. Spartans had a reputation for adhering to and acting upon ideals and virtues in which they believed. Spartans sought to make contributions not in empty words or in meaningless monuments, but in the actions of men.

Today, the community of Mountain Brook embodies the best virtues of this ancient civilization. Since the establishment of our high school, we Spartans have held faith in comparable values, achievements, and convictions.

We believe in striving for excellence in all areas of human endeavor.

We believe experience strengthens the soul, inspires ambition, and encourages success.

We believe in the lifelong pursuit of learning which extends far beyond classroom doors.

We believe honor, loyalty, and self-sacrifice create responsible citizens.

We believe in self-discipline, hard work, and resolute convictions.

We believe action defines humanity.

We believe that greatness is not achieved alone, thus we value teamwork and accept leadership.

Because we have faith in these beliefs, we are committed to a life of purpose. By adhering to these principles, we are sculpting our destiny. And while words, monuments and students may disappear, the ideals and virtues of Spartans will stand forever.

This is what a Mountain Brook Spartan is, and this is what we will always be.

Active school groups and events

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
  • Olympian
  • 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

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. Although the boys' basketball team has not won a state championship, they reached the Final Four in 2001 and achieved a #3 ASWA ranking in 2010, their highest ever.

Accomplishments

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

Notable graduates

References

  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. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/highschool/06/19/top.state/index.html. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 


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