Guidance-Mrs. Bender

  • Our Guidance Counselor at New Bridge Middle is Mrs. Bender.


    Counselor's Vision:

    To motivate, educate, & inspire!


    Counselor's Mission:

    To assist all students to grow academically, personally, socially, and vocationally with collaborative efforts of students, staff, families, and community. 


    Guidance Department Beliefs:

    • All students  can achieve and meet their individual academic potential that will result in college and career success.
    • Students’ developmental needs and achievement are best met by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.
    • School Counselors must be leaders, advocates and collaborators who create equitable access to rigorous curriculum and opportunities for personal growth.
    • Data-driven goals will guide the development of the comprehensive school counseling program promoting student achievement.
    • School Counselors will make decisions based on the highest moral principles to promote the maximum development of every student.

    School Profile:

    Student Population: 535 students
    Grade Levels: 3 (6th, 7th, 8th)
    Course Levels: Academic, Standard, Accelerated
    Average Class Size: 25
    Faculty: 50

    Schedule Type:

    • 4 Core Classes (ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science) that are 55 minutes long, 5 days a week, year long.
    • 2 Encore Classes (electives) that are 45 minutes long, 5 days a week, semester long and year long options.
    • 1 Intervention/Enrichment Class that is 45 minutes long, 5 days a week, quarter long, semester long and year long options.


    • All grades on report cards are numerical
    • Any grade below a 60 is failing
    • The lowest grade given on a report card shall be 40
    • The following grade scale will be used at New Bridge Middle School:







    Some teachers utilize a point system while others utilize a traditional percentage system. Regardless of the system, the following approximate value of tasks will result from the completed work during a given grading period:

    • 50%- Summative Assessments: Tests (30% - 40%), Quizzes (10% - 20%)
    • 25%- Major Projects/Research Projects/Multimedia Presentations
    • 15%- Class work (those tasks primarily completed in the classroom)
    • 10%- Homework (those tasks primarily completed outside of class time)