Principal Welcome


Welcome to Merriam Cherry Street Elementary! Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School, home of the Cheetahs, is a Title I school nestled in the heart of The Cove. We are the only Title I elementary school in Bay District for the 2018-2019 school year to be rated an ‘A’ by the Florida Department of Education. We are also nationally recognized as a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education.


We strongly believe (#MCSBelieves) that every child can learn and perform at high levels and we promote high expectations for both 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 achieve at high levels. The cornerstone to our success is student engagement and making our school a safe, fun and amazing place for all students to learn.


I wholeheartedly encourage our parents to be part of their child's education and invite you to browse our page, Facebook, Twitter, volunteer at our school and contact me at any time. I am very proud of the great things happening at MCS and I hope that you can share in this exciting educational journey with us.


Bryan Long, Principal

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

Our Mission & Vision

Mission: Cherry Street inspires and equips all students to be a community of leaders and lifelong learners.

Vision: Every student at Merriam Cherry Street Elementary will achieve personal success and will become responsible and productive citizens



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Merriam Cherry Elementary School


1125 Cherry St,
Panama City,
FL 32401

(850) 767-1480

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