so im currently in 8th grade at brentwood and this by far has been one of the worst academic years of my life. all my teachers, except for my math teacher, have been very nice and supportive and are very encouraging toward me. however, there are many other teacher (7th and 8th mostly) that are extremely careless and do not understand that students have other classes and sometimes have to place priorities on other things besides what their subject is. i excel in science and language arts, but i have extreme pressure and unfair treatment from my math teacher. over the course of this year my anxiety has developed steadily by my math teacher and how she treats me and other students. i have also seen many kids be wrongly punished for their actions. drug dealers get ISS and rarely OSS for their actions, while a kid who stands up to a bully who is going after him (physically and they respond physically) is given longer time in ISS and has a high possibility of OSS. right there is what needs to change. also (this is just something that really has annoyed everyone), the teachers need to calm down if an 8th grader goes to their locker after lunch. why do you get so worked up about it ?? like I've seen kids get demerits from putting their lunch box away or going to the bathroom. its just ridiculous. i also wish that mental heath of the student body would be taken more seriously because being in sports as well as all the homework and also church (if you're religious) and taking time out of the day to relax usually doesn't leave very much time to sleep or socialize, which is vital to a teenagers health and growth. 6th grade was a blast, 7th made me really depressed because of how man girls are (okay thats another topic for another time) and 8th has had its ups and valley stays. if you want your kid to be pushed, join the BMS community. I've learned many skills that will help me socially in the future, such as dealing with people i don't like. i also have learned that fake friends are everywhere. but please do not enroll your student here if they want an easy coasting middle school career that is going to end in disaster at the high school when all this work comes their way. being in 8th grader here has caused me to grow and to become a better student. don't get me wrong, I'm ready to up and leave to get to BHS so i can actually be treated like an adult. thats all i got.
I agree with the reviews below. My son attended there for 3 years and was miserable. The population at this school will target students who are different. Middle schoolers can be brutal anyway, but BMS kids take it to a different level. My son was constantly bullied there (he has mild autism) and the administration could make it stop. If you don't fit in, don't go there.
Also, this is a rigorous school with high pressure to make high scores. There is about 3 hours of homework per night in 8th grade, even though studies show more homework does not mean better scores.