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3-8
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Pensacola, FL
Students enrolled: 547

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201 Hancock Lane
Pensacola, FL 32503

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May 29, 2014
I've just graduated from Brown-Barge, and can say this is one of the best learning environments I've seen. It's one of the only schools in the whole world that uses integrated curriculum, and also has excellent band/orchestra programs that goes to Disney World to perform each year. And even though it is a bit hard to understand at first, what with the wacky schedule and all, it gets better. Brown-Barge has some of the nicest and most dedicated teachers around, including Mark York, band director, Mrs. Powe, guidance counselor, and Mr. Moran who is a long time veteran of Brown-Barge. So don't let your child quit after the first year because they don't get it, or it confuses them. We have the best field trips, and learn about the greatest things. There are 3 12-week long trimesters each year. The first trimester of sixth grade is just sixth graders, and the last trimester of eighth grade is just eighth graders. Everything in between is all the grades mixed together, which lets you make friends with people you never would have known before. All around we have a cool school full of smart people who you should really get to know. (There's also a PATS Center RIGHT next door)

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2014
My daughter has almost completed 6th grade. I am very grateful and satisfied with the education she has received. She started as a shy timid but extremely bright child. Now she has developed so much more confidence that has allowed her to blossom. She has worked with many groups and completed tons of presentations. I believe this is going to be very beneficial as she moves on to high school and eventually college. I know several people who have taught at other middle schools in Escambia County. I count my lucky stars that she was accepted into this school. It is not perfect, but considering the age and hormones the students are going through I consider it close to perfect. Also from what I have heard from my child the students are overall respectful to one another with minimal bullying. The school really nips it in the bud.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2013
I'm currently in 8th grade at Brown Barge Middle School and I truly love it. It's not for everyone, I know students who are very smart but struggle with the assignments but there are much more who gain skills to succeed in life.When I first came here I was scared that I would be behind in curriculum compared to other schools but I quickly realized that we are missed nothing, if anything we're getting ahead while having fun. This is a small school compared to other schools so honestly there are clics and there are some "mean people",but once you find that group you'll have a blast.The teachers are very committed in parent involvement and always are ready to help you. Gonna miss this school when I leave.

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2013
As we know, this school is not just for anyone,but the lessons and teachers give an excellent effort for learning. Andrew

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
What an absolute honor it is to know that my daughter has been given such a magnificent opportunity to attend BBMS. I wonder how many of us parents truly understand the bigger picture of what's going on today with our sons and daughters? I encourage you to praise them for what they are striving towards. For it can only be that our children are striving towards greatness. So many of our sons and daughters have already gone through so much because of what we have drug them through with our own selfish agendas. No child is at this school by chance. Please encourage your children to do their best. Lead them in truth and teach them character from the home. Sit down as a family and discuss with them those precious little things that are in their little hearts. If we are lucky they won't put us in a nursing home one day. Thank goodness for BBMS and all it truly stands for in our community...signed...a proud dad...

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
The worse school ever. I moved and could not get anything from the school to take to new location. Just got the run around.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2011
This school is amazing. It is not for everyone, but for the creative type child it is the best. My daughter attends this school and the attached PATS center. I love thier learning methods because it keeps it fun and is very hands on. I really dislike living in this county, but I cannot move because this school is too awesome to give up. I wish there was a high school that would follow up to this amazing middle school.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
My daughter attended BBMS from 2007-2010, I absolutely loved their curriculum and out of the box approach to educating. The Principale and Vice Principale's (we experienced 2) were very approachable, full of vigor & information any time I walked through the door. Dr. Kerringan and Ms. Harding always seemed well in tuned with their students. Mrs. Poe (Guidance) was there for my daughter for educational, social and emotional advisement. The teachers go above & beyond and are enthusiatic. It was a relief to experience BBMS! I have not been impressed with the Escambia County School's as a whole, but BBMS and West Florida High School, have been exceptional!!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2010
I used to attend Brown Barge Middle School for the 6th grade and absolutly hated it. It is just a terrible school. They have a very messed up system, all its for is confusing you. In elementary school, I got all A's. In Brown Barge all I got was 1's and 0's. The teachers are terrible at thier job. One of the teachers I had rudely gave me a 1 in his class. All he did to teach his class was play rap music over the speakers to the class, getting the students off-task, and would always sit in the back and text on his phone. And they are way to social. In all of the classes, you always get time to socailize, which is totally unexceptable. The principal and assistant pricncipal, are very rude and harrass you. I hope you don't put your kids in this terrible school.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2009
I am a former student, fresh out of this school. I absolutely loved my 8th grade year, though since the school is so small, the amount of rude, conceited and mean students is 10x as concentrated, and It is CRUCIAL that parent's get involved and pay attention at this point in their children's lives, because I have seen TOO MANY of my peers with potential fall hard because nobody cared to pay attention to them. This school really prepared me for my high school career. When you find your niche, you really feel like a family. You can find many good friends that will stick for life, and many of us you will find are outspoken and confident because of all of the hands-on action. But watch it, because being excellent here is like balancing on a thin slab of rock. It's not like other schools.

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2009
its a great school. when i moved away i was so sad cuz i missed that school a lot and my friends and teachers. they relly prepare you for the real world and i have better skills from going there.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 04, 2009
I love brown barge... Im a former student of bbms and i can say they did prepare u for high school.. and for the real world..i love it

- submitted by a student
no rating July 23, 2009
it is a really good school i go there myself a ver creative and open-minded school :)

- submitted by a student
no rating May 12, 2009
Great School and I am so glad I made a decision to send my child to BBMS

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
I go to Brown Barge Middle School(BBMS), and it is amazing. There are so many hands-on activities, it almost feels like summer camp... BBMS makes learning fun and enjoyable. I get good grades there, and when it is time to go back to school, I am excited. :] The teachers are very nice, fun and interesting. I am glad to go this amazing middle school. :D

- submitted by a student
no rating March 09, 2009
I go to Brown Barge Middle School(BBMS), and it is amazing. There are so many hands-on activities, it almost feels like summer camp... BBMS makes learning fun and enjoyable. I get good grades there, and when it is time to go back to school, I am excited. :] The teachers are very nice, fun and interesting. I am glad to go this amazing middle school. :D

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2009
I go there now am in 7th grade and i love it here in brown barge, the teachers really love there jobs and it is very special the way they teach there. In stead of periods we have streams. A stream is a period of 12 weeks that we have a certain topic we learn about. Right now i am in the flight stream and we learn about flight, history of flight, and the air.We have 4 teachers in each stream. Right now there is an art stream,mass media( were you learn all about media, radio and etc.Beside those streams we had ylyb which is your life/your buisness.Its about running a buisness, taking care of money and manufacturing products. We also have a stream called global. It is about other people in the world and how they live and there culture.

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2008
My child goes here and loves it. This school is a great learning experience that prepares you for the future.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
An amazing school that teaches you skills that you wouldn't learn elsewhere as well as your basic school knowledge. The teachers really care and it shows

- submitted by a student
July 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2008
An excellent school with teachers that care and know how to teach the talented kids in their classrooms. An environment for 'out of the box' thinkers who will one day be our leaders. My child's first year there was positive and an experience I do not believe he could have received anywhere else. This has been an incredible opportunity to partake of education with Escmabia and Santa Rosa Counties finest students from Pensacola Beach to Perdido Key, a melting pot of unbelievably good and talented kids! An opportunity of a lifetime!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
this school is the best school ever its small so all the teachers no u by name i feel like family

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2008
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January 24, 2008
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November 12, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2007
My Children really enjoy going to school now. They are challaged and excited about their futures and so so are we. They are great!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2007
BBMS is a wonderful school. The drama teacher is known to really get into everything. All the teachers are there because they want to be, not so they can brag about how they teach at such a great school. I see a great future at BBMS for me!

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 03, 2006
my child has gone here for 2 years she loves it the tearchers are great, the kids are nice. she loves the stream's and the way they teach

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2006
I have two sons attend with different exsperiences first son now 23 great school, son attending this year staff fail to communicate with parents on important issues and fail to return request for information. communication should be better, I am not sure it is structured enough for my child with ADHD

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
This is a great school. They challenge your kids by presenting the 5 core subjects in differnt real world topics. Ex, Conflict and Compromise, etc. The parental involvement is very high. There aren't too many extracurricular activity choices, but it makes up academicly!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Great School a awesome cirriculum with a stream based school year such as robotics, Oceans, and Bridges. A awesome school for me to go to!

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2005
Great school with great teachers. Hands on learning. Students must have a A/B grade average to get into the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
Although my son will be a Senior in Engineering College this fall, when he attended BB for 3 years, it was an excellant school program. The one issue we did not like was the lack of homework given at that time. It was a problem for him to adjust to all the homework required when he went to the IB Program. He really did lack the discipline, since he had only had to do the work in class up to that point.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
Brown Barge Middle School utilizes a unique 'stream' format to teach key subject areas. Each trimester, students are offered a choice of 4 to 5 different streams. They rank them according to preference, and the staff coordinates which stream each student will be placed into. The stream revolves around a theme, examples are environment, historical eras, flight, etc. The co-teachers within each stream will cover applicable writing, reading,science and math assignments that revolve around the theme. Lots of hands on activities are offered. Projects are done individually or in small group format. In addition to stream-work, each student has a daily math class. The student can also choose to participate in daily band or physical education classes. A variety of after school clubs are also offered. Evaluations of student progress consist of portfolio reviews containing examples of student work, and a numerical grading system of 0-5 to reflect student skills.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
One of the worst Administrative staff I have experienced. My child's grades dropped from an A to D since he started attending Brown Barge Middle. Not enough follow up with Parents and an all over lack of discipline. Myself having had an excellent education in Germany can only shake my head in disapproval on this school that is supposed to be one of the better middle schools in Pensacola.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2004
Brown Barge is an excellent school. Its a magnet school with an integrated curriculum that allows students to learn the basics along with real world related work. It allows students to challenge themselves unlike at any other local middle school.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2003
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Brown Barge Middle School
201 Hancock Lane, Pensacola, FL  32503
(850) 494-5640
Last modified Brown Barge Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 3-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brown Barge Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top