#1 Elementary School in AL and #1 in Jefferson County

Cherokee Bend Elementary School

4400 Fair Oaks Dr, Mountain Brook, AL 35213

How Good is Cherokee Bend Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Mountain Brook, Alabama, Cherokee Bend Elementary School, is a Jefferson County school. It has 460 students and 30 teachers and serves grades K-6.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Cherokee Bend Elementary School scores are significantly above average. Of elementary schools, Cherokee Bend Elementary School ranks 1 in the state and 1 for its county.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


Alabama standardized test performance, among other data points, are used to determine the academic score for a school. Cherokee Bend Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Alabama elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: AL Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing many factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, Cherokee Bend Elementary School performs significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Alabama and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
AL Avg. 17
Uncertified Teachers
AL Avg. 0%
New Teachers
AL Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. For safety, Cherokee Bend Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Alabama and received the grade of A for this measure.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Cherokee Bend Elementary School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
AL Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
AL Avg. 50%
Econ. Disadvantaged
AL Avg. 55%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 460
Minority Students 14
Diversity Index 4
Students with Disablities 41
Economically Disadvantaged 1%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 8%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

You can find the closest elementary schools to Cherokee Bend Elementary School below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a full list of schools in Mountain Brook, visit the Mountain Brook, Alabama schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Irondale Community School C C A- D
2 Brookwood Forest Elementary School A+ A+ B+ N/A
3 Oliver K5 School D D D N/A
4 Crestline Elementary School A+ A+ B N/A
5 Avondale Elementary School C- C- D C

Cherokee Bend Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Cherokee Bend Elementary School? The school reported 460 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Cherokee Bend Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Cherokee Bend Elementary School in? The school is located in Jefferson County.
  • How can I contact Cherokee Bend Elementary School? The school's number is (205) 871-3595. You can visit their website at http://www.mtnbrook.k12.al.us/CB.
  • Where is Cherokee Bend Elementary School? 4400 Fair Oaks Dr, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35213

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Irondale Community School
225 16th St S Irondale, AL 35210
Brookwood Forest Elementary School
3701 S Brookwood Rd Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Oliver K5 School
6871 6th Court S Birmingham, AL 35212
Crestline Elementary School
3785 Jackson Blvd Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Avondale Elementary School
4000 8th Ct S Birmingham, AL 35222