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401 New Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540

(910) 346-5144
(910) 346-5402
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November 24, 2014
Only Half way thru 8th grade but stumbled on website so thought better to comment now than not at all. My daughter here all 3 years. We are a military family living off base and even with a move from Jax to Swansboro at end 7th we stayed put at nbms. Hub bus system has worked very well even though it can be a long ride my child enjoys the social time. Dr Chris Barnes is a dream principal - easy to talk to, sincere and takes action. Uniforms are loved by all and code simple to follow. Not looking forward to expense of regular wardrobe shopping for high school... Teaching staff exemplary, homework level appropriate, numerous quality field trips beyond measure. These kids are spoiled compared to many other middle schools in county. Very very few discipline problems. There has been only two major type issues and I doubt most kids were even aware they happened because they were dealt with appropriately and swiftly. This school caters to advanced students - but there is something for everyone at any level. Absolutely would do it again. Don't miss the winter deadline in 5th grade to apply thru the online lottery system and then pray you get the opportunity!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
My daughter is finishing up her 8th grade year at NBMS. I am sad to see her leave. It has been a rewarding experience for her and I consider it a great honor for her to be apart of such a fantastic school! My son attended NBMS also and excelled among his peers at his high school. They were far behind him academically. He is now a sophomore in college and owes so much to the education he received at NBMS. I cannot find anything negative to say of the staff and administration. I wish there was a NBMS high school! So glad I submitted those applications for my children. LOVE NBMS!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
My son is currently in the 6th grade and all of us truly enjoy the school. The first nine weeks are almost over and he still goes on about how much he loves middle school. He has been offered tutoring when struggling and pulled a math grade from a C to an A. Thank you to Mrs. St. Andrews! They are doing a great job at teaching the kids responsibility and accountability. Like skills they will need outside of the classroom. Spirit week, fun runs, and Halloween dances are thrown in to help keep the atmosphere fun. The school is older and it's evident when you walk in, but it has a very traditional, small town, and family like feel to it. Officer Davis is in the school every day and interacts with the students and parents on a daily basis. This brings a comforting sense of security to my mind. We are very blessed to have the opportunity to attend New Bridge and are very hopeful the positiveness continues.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
My son would be very excited at the beginning of school anticipating all the different assignments and experiments the teachers had raved about but a month or so into the school year some of his teachers would be demoralized and simply handed out worksheets for the students to work on. This was explained away as"some of you were acting up therefore I am taking away the fun stuff from all of you" kind of thing. My son rapidly lost interest in his school activities as you can imagine. Also academics doesn't seem to be honored here. They have an award ceremony with clubs/athletics primarily receiving awards while academic awards are hurriedly passed out at the very end of the night when they didn't even have any actual awards left to give as they had already been given to the club/athletics people. I questioned the administration and was told that high school is where the academics is honored and they thought time was better spent honoring the others who wouldn't rate then.I thought school was primarily about academics and learning achievements but the message is clear here: be popular, be athletic, participate fully in extracurriculars and you are the perfect NB Bear!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
My child is leaving the 8th grade in a few days and is so prepared for high school. We considered home school three years ago, thank goodness we made the decision to go to Newbridge. They are serious about school and serious about getting our kids ready for high school. When they call home about issues, they mean business. I was always able to stand behind the decisions of the principals and teachers. We love Newbridge!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2012
My son gets in the car after school each day and tells me why he loves his school. He has never done this before this year. I am impressed with New Bridge.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
I went in to talk with the principal Dr. Barnes today about an issue with my son. He was responsive, professional and knew what he was talking about. He also connected me to the counselor Mrs. Bidner. She too was very helpful. As a parent I felt welcome and my student is well served at New Bridge school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2012
Our son will start 7th grade this year. The only problem with the school is that our daughter will be in 6th grade when he goes to 9th grade and they don't honor "legacy" so we will have to take our chances to get in with the lottery again. We couldnt be happier with the school. The teachers and principal communicate, they are approachable, and they have high standards.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
Hands down the best middle school in the Jacksonville, NC area. Here, the students actually care (because they're the best the area's got to offer) and if they slip up here, they'll be sent off to one of the other schools like Jacksonville Commons where that school will be forced to deal with all the "problematic" kids. There is structure and administration with a backbone in place here...basically, if you can get in (there is limited space)...do it! I am an ex-teacher from this area and know what I'm talking about. The location may be in an older part of the city, but unlike JCMS (which looks new), this school's cover cannot be judged by the outside appearance. A 5 star school...at least for the state of NC.

- submitted by a teacher
July 17, 2010
Compared to all of the middle schools in the Jacksonville area we were fortunate (lucky) to have our child attend New Bridge for his 7th and 8th grade. The teachers were very involved and helpful when it comes to parent and teacher communication. Having that one on one communication with the teacher via email was important. Our child was both challenged and given the opportunity to express his points of view. The teacher to student ratio was about 15 to 20. All of the teachers and staff were very helpful. The students had great camaraderie.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2009
New Bridge is a great school, with wonderful caring teachers. My only complaint is the projects! It is the 2nd week of school and my daughter has already had 2 projects due this week. I beleive that the kids can learn the same material w/o all the projects. However I will try to get my son in when he gets old enough. :-)

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August 28, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2009
My daughter attended NBMS for the sixth, seventh and eighth grade years of middle school. She definitely increased her academic abilties under the guidance, tutelage and direction of the teachers and staff at the school. The concentration on Math, Science and Language Arts has definitely provided her the educational background, firm standards and confidence to begin her high school years beginning this fall. The three year experience at NBMS taught her to be academically responsible, scholastically prepared, administratively organized and a good citizen. Our family has a heartfelt appreciation for the professionalism of the Principal, his staff and all of the teachers at the school. Thank You.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2008
I LOVED going to NBMS! It was the best years of my life and I will never forget it! The teachers are AWESOME! Everyone should go here! New Bridge is the best!

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2008
Awesomeist School Ever! My daughter goes there and its the best thing thats ever happened 2 her! =) <3 ya

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March 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 24, 2007
Thank God For New Bridge! Best school in onslow county! This school is full of teachers and staff who actually care about the kids. I was ready to move out of Onslow County because of the school system when my son was accepted into New Bridge and so far I am extremely happy with this school. If you live in onslow county it is worth trying to get into New Bridge. This school is full of extracurricular activities from sports to music and art. The bottom line is New Bridge is everything I could want or need for my children in a school!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
This is an awesome school! I am in 8th grade this year and all of my teachers do a great job of keeping us on track and making sure we do our best. My mom used to teach at New Bridge so I have been fond with the school for many years. You also make great friends from many counties that you would have never made if you didn't go to the Magnet School. NBMS always gets great EOG scores and they have a pletora of activities for you to do after school or even during school. If you want to know more, go to http://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/nbms/

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2007
My daughter is in her first year at this school and I am very impressed. This is a wonderful school and the staff are doing a great job. My daughter is doing well and she loves the school pride that this school shows..

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
This is just a great school. My daughter love the school and the teachers. The teachers keep you well informed. Just a great learning environment overall.

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August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 07, 2007
New Bridge is a great school. I feel safe in it. The teachers take the time to explain everything! I feel great going to school.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2007
I am a former student of new bridge. I have nothing bad at all to say about the school. The teachers seemed like they wanted their students to succeed. The academics are great along with the activities.I recommend this school over the other middle schools in Jacksonville.

- submitted by a former student
January 26, 2007
My daughter is in her first year at this school and I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this school is. My daughter loves going to school and is doing very well in this school. I look forward to the rest of this school year and the next two years she has at Newbridge. I wish it was a high school also.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2004
Since this is my third year at this school,I have been able to look at the school from many aspects. I for one enjoy this school. However I know most of us do not enjoy the uniforms as much as our parents do, at least we don't have to pick out our clothes in the morning. Overall this school and all of its staff are very hardworking! I would definently reccomend this middle school to anyone and everyone. It is worth wearing uniforms to get a higher more respective education. I feel privalaged to attend such an excellent school!

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2004
Both my children go to New Bridge and I love it, from the uniforms to the education level. The kids are enjoying going there also.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2004
I am a former student of Newbridge and it is without a doubt the best school I have ever attended. All the students can tell that the teachers want to see them do well and succeed in life. I Recommend this School to every child that is eager to learn and is willing to make new friends.

- submitted by a former student
December 03, 2003
This is a public school in which students are chosen from the entire county by a lottery style student enrollment. It concentrates on Math and Science. The learning environment is excellent.

- submitted by a parent

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New Bridge Middle
401 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC  28540
(910) 346-5144
Last modified New Bridge Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
New Bridge Middle Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top