Welcome to the Home of the Vikings!
Brentwood Middle School is part of the Williamson County School District in Middle Tennessee and is located 15 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee. Our district is a large area consisting of 562 square miles and Brentwood Middle School is located in the northern part of the district and shares a campus with Brentwood High School. Our middle school houses grades 6 through 8 and provides safe facilities along with an excellent learning environment. Enrollment for the current school year is approximately 1100 students.
The Brentwood Middle Vikings are faculty, staff and community members who proudly wear the colors of green and gold. We are passionate about providing an environment that is encouraging, supportive and devoted to helping everyone be the best Viking they can be.
The cornerstone value of Brentwood Middle is that the needs of every student comes first. We value excellence by providing the highest level of student learning through exemplary instruction and service. We value good attitudes and are committed to being solutions-oriented every day. We value perseverance and resolve to overcome any obstacle through dedication and hard work. We value teamwork and work interdependently with all team members to achieve our common goals.
We welcome you to come and join our traditions. Come learn what it means to be a BMS Viking.
Our Mission and Vision
Brentwood Middle School is dedicated to becoming a collaborative community relentlessly focused on meeting the individual needs of all students.
Brentwood Middle School is a safe and supportive community where all stakeholders work together to provide an exemplary educational experience. We engage, challenge, support and empower all students to build a foundation for lifelong success.
Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports (PBIS)
We are a PBIS school that focuses on positively reinforcing students for making good choices and having good behavior.
We expect students to be respectful of all adults, students and school property; responsible in all daily activities; and to take pride in all endeavors.
History of BMS
Our school opened in August 1972, with 850 students, and was named Northside Junior High School, with grades 7 – 9. The student population over the next twenty years grew to over 1000. In 1982, the ninth grade became part of the new Brentwood High School, and we became a middle school with grades 7 – 8; later grade six was added. Our enrollment increased to over 900 students. With the opening of two additional middle schools in the northern part of the county, our enrollment averaged 600 students. For the 2002 – 2003 school year, a new addition was added to our building to accommodate an increase of approximately 300 students due to rezoning. For the school year 2021-2022, our enrollment is approximately 1,300 students.
Brentwood Middle School has a serious commitment to addressing the needs of adolescents as they grow through the “middle years”. A schoolwide implementation of the team concept and interdisciplinary curriculum allows our highly professional staff to educate our students toward realizing their fullest potential and becoming responsible citizens.
Brentwood Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2006. During 2011 and 2012, Brentwood Middle School was named the top performing middle school in the Williamson County School district. In 2013, BMS sustained the highest academic growth of any school in Williamson County. Tennessee named Brentwood Middle a Reward School for Academic Achievement and Progress. During the spring of 2014, Best Schools.org named Brentwood Middle School as one of the top 30 schools in the United States. Brentwood Middle was again named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, making it the only school in the Williamson County School district to earn this distinction twice. In 2020, BMS became the first and currently only, Tennessee school to be named a National PLC Model School (Professional Learning Community). In 2023, BMS was named a National Blue Ribbon School for the third time.
The various bell schedules observed by Brentwood Middle during the school year are available for parent convenience. Schedules for exam weeks will be posted when they are available.
Daily Office Hours: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Doors will open at 7:25 AM.
School Hours: 7:50 AM - 2:57 PM
Late Start Day Hours: 8:35 AM - 2:57 PM
Two Hour Late Hours: 9:50 AM - 2:57 PM
Half Day Hours: 7:50 AM - 11:25 AM
A general daily bell schedule is shown below. Lunch times vary per grade level.
- Homeroom - 7:50 AM - 7:55 AM
- First Period - 7:55 AM - 8:45 AM
- Second Period - 8:50 AM - 9:40 AM
- Third Period - 9:45 AM - 10:25 AM
- Fourth Period - 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
- Fifth Period - 11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
- Sixth Period -12:20 PM - 1:10 PM
- Seventh Period - 1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
- Eighth Period - 2:10 PM - 2:57 PM
Late Start Days
What is the Purpose of Late Start Days?
Teachers use this time to meet in their curriculum teams by subject and grade level (also known as professional learning communities) to make common assessments. They will also map and schedule the sequence of learning objectives. They will also assess the data to see what kind of extra help or enrichment students need during the Thrive period at BMS.
Late Start Procedures
- Buses will run at regular times for students and doors will open at 7:25 AM.
- 6th graders will report to the cafeteria, and 7th and 8th graders will report to the gymnasium.
- Students will be able to work on homework or schoolwork until it is time to dismiss to go to homeroom/ 1st period.
- If parents choose, students do not have to report to school until 8:20AM.
- Homeroom/1st Period class begins at 8:35 AM.
- I would caution you to make sure your students are in school before that time and that you give yourself enough time to get to school. Even on late start days, traffic can be an issue.
The Late Start Schedule
- Homeroom - 8:35 AM -8:40 AM
- 1st Period - 8:40 AM - 9:22 AM
- 2nd Period - 9:27 AM - 10:09 AM
- 4th Period - 10:14 AM - 11:04 AM
- 5th Period - 11:09 AM - 11:59 AM
- 6th Period - 12:04 PM - 12:54 PM
- 3rd Period - (THRIVE) 12:59 PM - 1:24 PM
- 7th Period - 1:29 PM - 2:11 PM
- 8th Period - 2:16 PM - 2:57 PM