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Brighton Middle School

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Posted August 30, 2013

I was very impressed when I first visited Brighton Middle School. The school is as clean and polished as any hospital I have ever been in. I have been to the school several times since my daughter started 6th grade and have always been greeted upon walking in the door, I like this for security reasons. When attending the open house parents were told about dress code as well as discipline procedures, I was given the impression that anything that interferes in the educational process would not be tolerated. I was also impressed with the humor that was used to indicate that they are aware of the fact that 6th to 8th graders have raging hormones. My daughter has also given the school 2 thumbs up, she has stated ALL of her teachers are so nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

Brighton Middle School is a wonderful school. My child just finished the sixth grade here. He has absolutely flourished. You couldn't ask for a better faculty and environment for your child to learn in. My child loves school and finds it to be challenging and engaging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

I have to say, it's a nightmare! They have a teacher there that can't teach and they won't let her go. She has received a ton of complaints in the past and they won't get rid of her!! I can't wait to be done with this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

I agree with that parent. One of the asst. principals in the last month of the last school year called me AT WORK to tell me my son's hair was too long and that he was putting him in ISP until it was cut. Are you kidding me? It wasn't his fault it was long, it was mine and to put him in ISP for something he had no control over! I figured if he's making good grades, doesn't cause distraction in class and does his homework he should keep his hair as long as he wants. In ISP they do NOTHING. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of learning?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

This school and the high school are terrible about communication in general, especially to the parents. Children are allowed to swear at teachers, all day, with no consequence. The teachers scream at the kids and bullying is well known. The academics at both schools are WELL below average. The kids only have to live up to moderate to low standards whereas in other parts of the country the standards are high. At the high school there is a boy fighting club. None of this is acceptable. To the new people moving here, please beware and don't just accept the positive stuff on the Internet, about both of these schools, and please see beyond the sweet smiles of the staff. There is more to this than you may think. I am un enrolling my children and leaving. Is that enough detail for those of you that need specifics??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

As a recent graduate of BMS, I can say that BMS is the place to be. The teachers are helpful in every way and really care about their students. Administration doesn't put up with any nonsense either. GO CARDINALS!!!!


Posted February 20, 2010

Why is it people are very quick to make a negative comment and give no details to support their comment? In what way did someone's child get no help from the teachers? Did the parent attempt to speak with the teachers to get help for their child? As a parent of two children who have attended BMS or still attend BMS (and no, I am not a teacher), I see parents and students who expect a free handout without any work on their part getting upset. I also see where if the parents communicate with the teachers and staff and make an attempt to work as a team with them for the enrichment of their child's education get great results. I apologize on being lengthy here but I find it annoying for someone to make a blanket negative statement with no examples or facts to support it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

Brighton Middle has the K12 planet where parents can see their child's progress throughout the year. They even put their lesson plans on line for me to view. The online books were great.Brighton Middle is the school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

BMS is one of the best schools all around! Teachers are very helpful if you dont understand something they will go right back over it till you ace it! If you ask me its the best middle school in the whole county,and they just made a tennis team! GO CARDINALS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2008

This statement is very true, Please post this again. I believe think that BMS, along with other schools I'm sure, is quite focused on giving opportunity to the children of the staff members. Point blank they are given priority over other children. Subjects like Algebra and Spanish are only offered to an elite few and even then it's by the 'teachers discretion'. Sure, good grades should be rewarded but if a child wants to learn and is passing with respectable grades they should be able to take subjects that they want to if their parents approve. If you want to know how things are run at BMS look at the children who are on the ball teams, the cheer squad, the annual staff, the volleyball team. Then count how many of those children are family members of the staff. Enough said. It's not what you know it's who you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Six months ago we moved our family from Shelby County to Tipton County. I have been thrilled with the school system we are a part of. As a part of Tipton County Schools, I think Brighton Middle is an excellent school. My child has flourished because of not only their high academic standards but also because of the quality of teachers they hire as well as the smaller class sizes. I am disappointed, however, that they don't offer boy's soccer, golf, or tennis. Hopefully that will come as the school grows. I also don't like how they rotate their extracurricular classes. My son has PE everyday for 9 weeks and then he won't have it again until next year...etc. I have not seen a whole lot of parent involvement, either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

I'm a student at Brighton Middle School.I have had no problem with the teachers.The school's a great school to learn at it's a safe enviroment.The teachers are the BEST you can talk to them about anything and they will listen. I LOVE to go although i'm only in 6th grade I love the school and knew I would. Well there isn't enough words to explain this school and how Great it is. Well GO cardinals.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2005

I am a student at brighton middle.I am very pleased with the teachers/faculty/adminestraters,ect. Keep up the good work teachers.I am in the 8th grade and i know that i will miss the school and staff. good luck to all the athletic teams....i was on the volleyball team and have ran on the track team for the past two years,and i am planing to run again this year....GOOD LUCK CARDINALS.tanks for the memories,and keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2005

I think that BMS, along with other schools I'm sure, is quite focused on giving opportunity to the children of the staff members. Point blank they are given priority over other children. Subjects like Algebra and Spanish are only offered to an elite few and even then it's by the 'teachers discretion'. Sure, good grades should be rewarded but if a child WANTS to learn and is passing with respectable grades they should be able to take subjects that they want to if their parents approve. If you want to know how things are run at BMS look at the children who are on the ball teams, the cheer squad, the annual staff, the volleyball team. Then count how many of those children are family members of the staff. Enough said. It's not what you know it's who you know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

My son has been in the Brighton School system since kindergarten. He's now in 7th grade, an A-B student, and a future football player. I am extremely happy with BMS staff and facilities. The teachers go above and beyond their required duties and make the students feel like they belong. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

My son has been in Brighton Middle since 5th grade, and he's now in 7th. So far, I have had no problems whatsoever with the school or it's staff/faculty. All teachers/administration have been ready and willing to talk, or just listen, any time the need arises. They also plan good activities and encourage student participation.
—Submitted by a parent


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In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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62%

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59%

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38%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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57%

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57%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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72%

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58%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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65%

2011

 
 
48%

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40%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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75%

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67%

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71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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43%

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Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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57%

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57%

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52%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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70%

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73%

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70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

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97%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 67%
Black 16% 24%
Asian 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7785 Hwy 51 South
Brighton, TN 38011
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