School Details

Brighton Middle School

7785 Hwy 51 South, Brighton, TN 38011
(901) 837-5600
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 1063 students 22 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tipton County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tipton County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
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64%
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47%
78%
66%
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82%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tipton County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brighton Middle School is a public middle school in Atoka. The principal of Brighton Middle School is John Combs, who can be contacted at jcombs@tipton-county.com. 1,063 children attend Brighton Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 47% of the 1,063 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Brighton Middle School is 22:1. Norris Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 24%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    BMS likes to brag that they are the tops academically but I'm not impressed. We came from a top-notch school system in another State. Tipton County isn't even close. My first clue came when I called to inquire about registering my straight-A student in the gifted program. I was told that BMS did not offer a gifted program only advanced classes and that my child would not be "eligible" based on her academic record. (Say what?!) BMS required State standardized test scores (which they lazily failed to get) so I finally tracked them down myself. I brought the scores to registration but the incompetent guidance counselor still enrolled my child in standard classes. I got two impressions of Brighton right off which proved to be true 1) the school was not going to be on par academically; and 2) they will do their best to ignore you if you aren't "homegrown folk". (I suspect this is because you are probably smarter than they are.) I finally got my daughter moved to advanced classes and she had a few pretty good teachers. But she made all A's doing minimal studying or homework all year. We are considering alternatives for next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    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?

  • (4 years ago)

    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??

  • (4 years ago)

    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!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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!

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

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