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Mt Brook Jr High School

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Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

As a parent I can not express how impressed I am with the organization in teaching, motivating and understanding children displayed by the staff of MBJH. My son thrives there. There are issues with some children/families, but with a school this size, and in a community such as this, there are bound to be "those kids" and "those families" who feel that the rules don't apply to them, there always are those. As long as your student knows to roll with it and do what THEY need to do for themselves, everything will be great & both the student and parent should have a great experience. Keep it Clean Kiddos! (and Parents!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

The School is amazing! But it's very rich & expensive! I paid $2,700 in all when my child made it to the basketball team! Mt.Brook is rich!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

i love my school! the teachers and the students are nice. there is never any bullying. the classes are fun and educational. and we have a first priority every thursday mrning. (sort of bible study) although i don't really like the food, except wednesday on fried chicken day!=)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2008

i go to mountain brook and i love it so much! they make learning enjoyable and i try my hardest the teachers are so supportive! AWESOME food and it's all healthy! i go on diets and they have things in the fridges that are healthy! most of the foods are! i love my school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2008

best school in the world all the staff n students are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

the best school ever love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Fine school. All schools have challenges but my children have done well here. Academic excellence is encouraged over other activities and parental involvement is ubiquitous!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

373 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

374 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

342 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

342 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty100%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education80%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education65%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

373 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education80%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty99%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Benjamin Marshall Hudson
Fax number
  • (205) 969-8113

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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205 Overbrook Dr
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
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Phone: (205) 871-3516

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