Mountain Brook High School
|Mountain Brook High School|
|District||Mountain Brook School System|
|Colors||green & gold|
|Location||3650 Bethune Drive|
Mountain Brook High School, founded in 1966, is a three-year public high school, and the lone high school in the Mountain Brook School System. The school's 25-acre campus is located at 3650 Bethune Drive off Oakdale Drive near I-459. The principal is Vic Wilson.
School colors are green and gold. The athletic teams are called the "Spartans". A "Spartan Creed", connecting the school's ideals with those of ancient Sparta, was adopted by the school's faculty and student government in 2009. Numerous academic and service clubs and organizations are active at Mountain Brook High School, which also allowed social fraternities and sororities until the early 2000s.
- United States Department of Education "Blue Ribbon School"; 1983-84, 1992-93.
- United States Department of Education Secondary Schools Recognition Program.
- Selected by Redbook magazine as one of 155 schools honored for "overall excellence"
- Recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of the nation's top 100 high schools.
- Honored by The College Board for academic excellence and outstanding support and participation in Advanced Placement Program.
- Mountain Brook has graduated three Rhodes Scholars.
- Mountain Brook has won more Alabama state athletic championships (102) than any other school in the state. Coach Robert Higginbotham led the Spartans to the 1975 state football championship.
- Allen Barra, sports writer
- Nate Bland, baseball player
- John Cassimus, entrepreneur (Zöe's Kitchen)
- Courteney Cox, actress (Friends)
- Pat Du Pré, tennis player
- Natalee Holloway, missing person
- Alan Hunter, MTV veejay
- David Jaffe, video game designer (God of War)
- Tribble Reese, football player and reality TV figure
- Karen Saull, businesswoman and politician
- Jared Weinstein, special assistant to President George W. Bush
- "Mountain Brook High School" (December 19, 2011) Wikipedia - accessed December 19, 2011