The History of Brentwood Vikings

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 approximately 300 students due to rezoning. For the school year 2019 – 2020, 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 school wide 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.

In 2006, Brentwood Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School. 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 named Brentwood Middle School as one of the top 30 schools in the United States. In 2016, Brentwood Middle was again named a National Blue Ribbon School, making it the only school in the Williamson County School district to earn this distinction twice.

Front view of North Side Junior High School
U. S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School 2016 Seal
Front view of Brentwood MIddle School

Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision:

Brentwood Middle School is dedicated to becoming a collaborative community relentlessly focused on meeting the individual needs of all students.

Our Mission:

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.

Personal Responsibility in Daily Excellence (PRIDE) at BMS

We define PRIDE as Personal Responsibility In Daily Excellence.

  • Students will take pride in bringing all expected classroom materials and participating in all classroom activities to the best of their ability.
  • Students will learn as much as they can by taking pride in completing all assignments and studying for all tests and quizzes.
  • Students will take pride by working to maintain a clean and well-presented school campus.
  • Students will take pride in how we treat fellow Vikings and our guests.
  • Give your best effort every day!