Principal Welcome


Welcome to Merriam Cherry Street Elementary! It is a pleasure to welcome you to the home of the Cheetahs. Merriam Cherry Street Elementary is a public school nestled in the heart of "The Cove" serving students and families in grades PreK through 5th grade. Our elaborate support system consisting of families, faculty, staff, community volunteers and mentors provides a pathway for our students to achieve their full potential as leaders and thrive academically and personally. I wholeheartedly believe in public education and recognize that a strong academic foundation has the power to positively impact the trajectory of our children’s lives. At Merriam Cherry Street Elementary, our faculty and staff are committed to creating a positive learning environment and providing engaging instruction to achieve academic excellence. I encourage our parents and community members to become actively involved in our educational journey and partner with us as we continue our success story!


Keri Weatherly, Principal

Bryan Long, Principal of Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School of Bay District Schools in Panama City, Florida

Our Mission & Vision

Mission:We believe that each student will achieve their full potential as a leader by thriving academically and personally at Merriam Cherry Street Elementary.

Vision: 100% of our students will be at or above grade level in reading and math and grow at least one grade level each year.s.



Gates Open
First Bell
Tardy Bell

7:05 am
7:25 am
7:30 am
2:15 pm









Merriam Cherry Elementary School


1125 Cherry St,
Panama City,
FL 32401

(850) 767-1480

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