School Information
  1125 Cherry Street, Panama City, FL 32401

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:05-3:30 

Phone: 850-767-1480 Fax: 850-747-5499

M. Cherry Street is an "A" school for 17/18 School year  

School Events


Mr. Bryan Long has been named the next principal of Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School.  Mr. Long comes to us from Oakland Terrace Elementary School where he currently serves as their principal. Mr. Long will spend some time at our school for the remainder of the school year, and he will fully transition to Cherry Street on June 5th.

Our current Assistant Administrator, Ms. Stacie Eckles, will be the acting principal at Cherry Street beginning March 25, 2019, until the end of the school year.

My last day at Cherry Street will be Friday, March 15, 2019.  I will spend the majority of my time over the coming weeks at MCS to wrap up my responsibilities to ensure a smooth transition.  I will miss our little school so much, but I am so grateful for the time that I have been given here.  I wish Merriam Cherry Street continued success moving forward.

Your proud principal,
Blythe A. Carpenter

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18-19 School Supply List

School Supplies 18-19.pdf

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2019/2020 Registration

Registration is now open for PRE-K!!

Kindergarten registration opens February 18th at your zoned school!

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Student Handbook

Student Handbook 2017/2018

MCS Student Handbook 17-18.pdf



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All employees and agents of a public school district, charter school or private school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student.  Likewise, all parents, vendors and members of the public are encouraged to report any misconduct that may affect the health, safety or welfare of a student.

If you see something of concern on this campus please report it immediately, and confidentially, to the School Principal by calling 850-767-1480 or emailing If, for some reason, you are not comfortable reporting this at the school level, please contact HR Director Shirley Baker  at 850-767-4278 or ​via email at

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