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About This School

Bryson Middle School is a public middle school in Simpsonville. The principal of Bryson Middle School is Phillip Davie, whose e-mail is 1,117 students go to Bryson Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 48% of the 1,117 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bryson Middle School is 16:1. Hillcrest Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 60%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 3%
Asian 1.0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 42%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    This school is horrible My daughter recently left Bryson because of so many things! Bullying Fight the students are so inappropriate. The teachers are so done they don't even care. The new principle well you never saw her .

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is absolutely terrible. The staff are often unhelpful the teachers don't listen and seem to be unhappy where they are and the dress code can be very stressful for teachers and students alike. If I could this school would get 0/5 stars.

  • (11 months ago)

    I have been very impressed with Bryson and felt it deserved a more recent review. My daughter just finished 6th grade there and is looking forward to her 7th grade year. We do have a new prinicpal starting this year but it seems the previous principal did a great job weeding out many of the behavioral issues that seemed to have plagued the school before he came. The school is very clean and bright the teachers are enthusiastic and very engaging with their students. They have done a great job with the physical layout of the school to minimize the interaction between grades. The dress code is reasonable and there are numerous activities for kids to participate in. My daughter discovered archery there. They also provide reward days throughout the year like "Chilling on the Green" and dress-down days. They seem to really understand this age group. Only once did I have to visit the front office and agree the lady there isn't as warm and friendly as she could be but that's hardly a statement on the school itself.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bryson is a great school. I feel safe in sending my child to the school. He has done well and has been an A/B student while participating in extra-curricular activities and still being active in Boy Scouts and church. He has scored Exemplary on his PASS. This is due in part to his teachers and their strive to help their students be successful. I am completely happy with my son attending this school. He would normally be attending Hillcrest Middle but we petitioned for him to attend Bryson Middle.

  • (1 year ago)

    my son is homeschooled and wanted to try public school but I was very skeptical about letting him go to Bryson Middle because of all the parents I have talked to everyone and I mean everyone told me dont do it. Horrible school. Well I decided to tour it with my son and make our own decision. Boy were they right. The counselor has an attitude problem and it seems so does the office personnel. I didnt know the difference between the middle school students attitude and the faculty. I wonder if thats where the kids get their attitude from. Needless to say he will NOT be going and will go to private school if he wants.

  • (2 years ago)

    I do not feel as though the teachers truly care about the students and their success. The comment about the secretary is true as well. I have had numerous issues with this school and am looking to move my son elsewhere. I would not recommend placing your child here at this time.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child started Bryson Middle school after the private school she was attending closed. I was unsure what to expect but can only say I was PLEASANTLY surprised!! Bryson Middle school is a fantastic school with very caring competent teachers. The athletic events we have attended have been very well supervised. Yes there is still teenage drama but the school itself is wonderful. I don't feel the teachers and faculty get enough credit for all they do for the students. I would recommend Bryson Middle school without hesitation.

  • (3 years ago)

    The woman in the office is so rude she makes the DMV people look like saints! I do not like this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Principal at BMS is fantastic. Very student oriented. Atmosphere at school is great. BMS has one of the best music departments in the state. Also the Robotics Team is also top notch. Lots of extra curriculars for the kids to choose from. In the process of implementing a uniformed dress code. PTSA is awesome.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was a bit nervous at first being new in the area and my child attending Bryson Middle School after reading some of the reviews on this page. I must say I am no longer nervous. The school is newly re-done clean and friendly. My son loves his teachers and they routinely email progress reports where I can keep tabs on grades and homework. Fortunately my child is a good student and enjoys his time at Bryson. THere are kids that misbehave but not any more than any other school we have attended. THis school is not given enough credit.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school omg....I hate every thing about there are fights every day teachers dont care about there students. I have asked for help and the teacher just looked at me..I really want out of the school soo bad

  • (6 years ago)

    This School has gangs and a lot of issues even with the new principal .They need to be more strict and not allow the children to run the school

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at this school. So far his teachers have been very helpful. Cleanliness seems to be good. The new Principal was the Principal at my son's elementary school. He is a very nice christian man and also his wife. He had the school running smoothly and was very helpful with my two sons. He really cares about the children and the involvement of their families. He has already made some great changes at Bryson Middle and I am sure he will keep doing so. I would now rate the Principal Leadership of this school 5 star.

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