Staff and Services
A philosophy of our founding school was to hire quality teachers and maintain low class sizes. Mountain Brook Schools has followed this practice through its history. All elementary schools have a full-time media specialist, music, art, and physical education teachers, technology coordinator, counselor, reading coach, math coach, and Spanish teacher.In addition, there are programs for children with special needs, and each elementary school has an enrichment teacher who works with academically advanced students. The system has an exemplary program for students who qualify for special education services. In spring 2012, our special education program was monitored by the Alabama State Department of Education. The program was given a Level One ranking – the highest possible rank.Professional DevelopmentThe school district invests substantially in the professional development of all employees. One of the highest honors the district has achieved occurred in 2000 when the U.S. Department of Education recognized the Mountain Brook Schools Professional Development program as a national model. At that time, only 12 school districts had earned this award.