Principal Welcome


Welcome to Merriam Cherry Street Elementary! M. Cherry Street Elementary, home of the Cheetahs, is a public Title I school nestled in the heart of The Cove serving students and their families in grades Pre-K through 5th. We are a feeder school to Jinks Middle and Bay High and are proud of the many traditions and opportunities that our schools provide to the community. At MCS, we pride ourselves on creating a safe and welcoming environment for every student and their family to learn and grow. We strongly believe that every child can learn and perform at high levels and promote high expectations for academics and social skills. The faculty and staff of MCS are the best in Bay County and have the tools and strategies to help all students learn and grow into productive members of our community. The cornerstone to our success is Cheetah P.R.I.D.E. and every adult and child living our school wide expectations on campus and in the community. I wholeheartedly encourage our families and the community to be part of the amazing things going on at MCS and invite you to browse our page, FaceBook, ClassDojo, volunteer at our school or contact me at any time. I am proud of the great things happening at MCS and I hope that you can share in this exciting educational journey with us.


Bryan Long, Proud Principal

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

Our Mission & Vision

Mission:Merriam Cherry Street Elementary celebrates academic excellence in a safe, friendly and nurturing environment. We value the emotional and educational well-being of each individual. We inspire and equip all students to be a community of leaders and lifelong learners.

Vision: Merriam Cherry Street Elementary strives to be a model of continued academic excellence. It is our vision that all students achieve personal success and will become productive and happy citizens.



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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