Mrs. Dennis, Principal

  • Mrs. Dennis, principal   

    Welcome to the New Bridge Middle School website.  As principal of New Bridge, I am pleased to work with a faculty and staff of very dedicated individuals.  Together with our talented students and supportive parents, our teachers work to achieve the school’s mission which is Excellence in Education. New Bridge Middle School is known throughout our district and state as a high performing school.  In 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 our school was in the top 10% in Exceeding Growth on End of Year testing .

    We are a STEAM school which stands for a focus in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART AND MATH.  Our school has the destinction of being a National Rated A+ school in the area of ART which means we incorporate art throughout all of our teaching.  Our STEM classroom has the technology and engineering focus for our school.  This classroom uses the Paxton Labs where students explore through technology and hands on experience of  engineering concepts and application in the real world.  Our math program is one of the strongest in the County and rank very high in the State.  Our students are provided a very rigorous program and supported with the IREADY math resources to strengthen our students skills.  NBMS Science Department has a strong focus on lab hands on experiements and research.   Every student in the school attends one day a week in our Science lab for application and instruction.


    New Bridge gained national attention through the Intel School of Distinction program.  After a rigorous review process, New Bridge was recognized as one of the top three middle school science programs in the nation (2011 Intel School of Distinction).  During 2014, the school again received national recognition through the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow challenge.  Out of 2500 school applications across the nation, NBMS was named a top 15 school!  NBMS was also the North Carolina winner!  From Academic Derby, Math Counts, Chess Team , Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind and Battle of the Books, our students from NBMS demonstrate their academic strength and creative strength through these competitions venues.


    Please follow us on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and all parents should receive a Sunday night call from me with updates for the current week.  If you have any questions on these areas of communication please call our front desk at 910-346-5144.

    In a  Jacksonville Daily News opinion/editorial piece, Mike McHugh wrote about his experience with New Bridge.  In his article, he described New Bridge being an “incubator for learning.”  After seeing our teachers and students in action, Mr. McHugh was moved to write that “the culture of learning is palpable” at New Bridge Middle.   I believe his words accurately capture the spirit of New Bridge Middle School.



    Mrs. Jane Dennis