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  • Ann Allen
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    Opening its doors in 1929, Mountain Brook Elementary School is the oldest public school in the City of Mountain Brook. Those familiar with the history of the area will recall that the community known as Mountain Brook was developed by Robert Jemison, Jr., president of Jemison & Company. Built on an eleven-acre site deeded to Jefferson County School Board by Jemison & Company, construction on the school was begun in 1928. What you may not know is that because the school was not ready for students until the following year, students attended class at two different sites in Mountain Brook Village. Before completion of the school building, four rooms above Gilchrist’s were used as classrooms for the students!

    Architects designed the school to match the English Tudor style of the residential homes of Mountain Brook Estates that is so characteristic of the area. The new two-story school was built at a cost of only $45,000, consisting of six classrooms, another room that was used as the principal’s office, and a lunch/social room. Over the years many additions and upgrades were made to the school. At last in 1959 the first Mountain Brook Board of Education was appointed and the school departed the Jefferson County School system.

    Not too many years later I began making my own personal memories at Mountain Brook Elementary, having attending third through seventh grade there (fall of 1965 – spring of 1970). By that time it had grown to house multiple classrooms for grades one through seven, music and art rooms, an auditorium, a library, a separate gymnasium building, a large asphalt playing area and a football field. When I drive by today, for the most part the building exterior and grounds look the same in many ways…..well kept as always and that distinctive Tudor style that I have grown to love so much. No matter how familiar it looks to me after the many years since I attended there, the tradition of continuing to improve this grand old school has never ceased. This historic school has remained a center of community involvement and academic excellence in Mountain Brook and I am proud to say I am a graduate!
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    I had the pleasure of seeing some old friends this weekend at our 40th High School Reunion - several who flew in from out of the country. We met on Friday night for the football game and most followed to Otey's in Crestline. Saturday was golf and the main event, which was at Vulcan Park. Beautiful view of the city below if you, like me, haven't been up there in a while.

    The high school amazes me every time I go for a visit. It looks more like a small college campus than a high school. What a fantastic facility! What bothered me a little was that my old parking spot was not a parking spot any longer.
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    Seems like only yesterday. All of us 'old folks' from the Mountain Brook High Class of '73 will revisit our youth on November 1 and 2 with our (you must be kidding) 40 year class reunion. The reunion begins at the scene of the crime when the class meets at Spartan stadium (on the lunch room side) where we will 'dine' prior to the football game; the same place we had our lunches so many years ago.

    We depart as a group at halftime to get on with our festivities, even though it has been rumored it will be past our bed time. Many of our classmates have again made Mountain Brook their home, but if our 30th was an indication, we will have classmates come in from all over the country and, in fact, the world. It will be great to see them all.
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    Mountain Brook City School District
    The Vision: "To be a student centered school which uses innovative teaching practices to achieve excellence in all areas". The Mission Statement: "...to challenge each student to learn, grow and reach his/her potential. To accomplish this we model our school values, maintain an effective, challenging and engaging curriculum and promote professional learning among the school community. We do this so that students confidently meet future challenges. Enrollment is 1,025 in grades 7-9. A recipient of the The Blue Ribbon School Award by the U.S. Department of Education Recognition Program and led by principal Amanda Hood. Once again, driven by technology, Mountain Brook Junior High has a Windows 7 computer in every instructional area, with four hard wired computer labs, eight mobile wireless laptop carts, one mobile iPad cart, three iMac labs and science probes. One of my four children attends here and I see first hand the education and support he receives.
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    According the the website, Mountain Brook Schools Purpose "...is to provide an effective, challenging and engaging education for every one of our students". Consisting of four elementary Schools: Crestline Elementary School, Brookwood Forest Elementary School, Mountain Brook Elementary School and Cherokee Bend Elementary School; one junior high school: Mountain Brook Junior High School; and one high school: Mountain Brook High School. Elementary schools serve grades K-6, the junior high serves grades 7-9 and the high school serves grades 10-12. Each elementary school provides an extended day program until 6:00 p.m. Five of the six schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools. The Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation has contributed $4.5 million to the schools in the areas of technology, staff development and library enhancements since 1995.
  • Pam Ausley
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    Mountain Brook City School District
    Mountain Brook is a very close-in to-the-city neighborhood where the lots are spacious with big trees and space for playing sports in the back yard. The schools rank among the highest in Alabama and offer the enrichment of band starting in fifth grade, art, drama and sports. Cherokee Bend Elementary has musical productions, plays and concerts and students take a number of field trips, including one to Washington D.C. and a week-long camp/fitness trip. Mountain Brook offers wonderful facilities for baseball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics and football for ALL ages. The high school has a great track which is open at night and on weekends for all residents.
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    Mountain Brook is famous for its school system and, if you want to give your children the finest education in the state, it is the place to live. Consistently ranked as the best school system in the state and one of the best in the nation, Mountain Brook Schools will definitely give your children a leg up. A city school system, but on par with some of the finest private prep schools in our country, Mountain Brook students consistently score well above average on ACT and SAT exams. Ivy League in your child's future?

    Some of my fondest memories are from growing up in Mountain Brook. From my days at Brookwood Forest Elementary, Mountain Brook Jr. High and Mountain Brook High School, I enjoyed it all. At the time, I didn't realize the advantage I had been given, but when I arrived for my first days at the University of Alabama I quickly realized that my academic and social background had been light years ahead of most of my contemporaries. I will be attending my 40th high school reunion this fall and I can't wait to see old friends and reminisce. Seems like only yesterday.

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