Brown-Barge Middle School

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  • The first day of school is Monday, August 12.

    We will post information about sixth grade orientation and schedules for all students here when it is available.

    Incoming 6th Grade Encore Preference

    Use this Google Form link to preference Encore (Band, Orchestra, Tech, PE) for 2024-25 sixth graders.

    Sixth Grade Summer Reading

    Incoming sixth graders should read From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg before school starts on August 12. There is no project or assignment. The book will be discussed in class. 

    Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, a Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021).

    The West Florida Public Library System has several copies available, and the book is also carried in local bookstores.

    YouTube read-along from the Allegany Public Library

    Internet Archive (available with free membership)

    Report Cards

    Stream grades will be sent home every six weeks. Trimester 3 mid-stream advisories went home Thursday, April 11.

    Grades for Math and Encore will be sent home every nine weeks. They are always accessible to students and families through Focus. Quarter 3 Report Cards went home Tuesday, March 19.

    Final report cards will be mailed home.

    Car Rider Tags

    Will you be a new car rider in 2024-25? Request a car rider tag using the link below. Also, please see our car rider procedures by clicking on the "School Information" tab just above.

    Will you be a part of a carpool group? Do you need more than two car tags? Did you misplace your car tag and need a replacement? Please fill out our Car Rider Line Information Form located below. We will get the tags ready for you as quickly as possible.

    Car Rider Line Information Form

    Take Stock in Children Applications

    Escambia County middle schools will be accepting applications for Take Stock in Children from eligible 6th & 7th grade students until April 24, 2024.  Applications are available from the school’s Guidance Office or can be printed from the Escambia School District Website at 

    Take Stock in Children is a statewide program operating locally under the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation, providing “college scholarships, mentors & hope” to deserving low-income students.  

    Students are selected in middle school through an application process based on financial need.  Students must be U.S. citizens, meet income eligibility requirements, have grades of all C or better, and maintain good school attendance and behavior.

    If selected, students and a parent sign an agreement that the student will remain drug-and crime-free, maintain good grades and behavior, and graduate high school.  Graduates of the Take Stock in Children program earn a Florida Prepaid College Foundation Project STARS scholarship to help alleviate the cost of college.

    The program benefits students by providing support services through a volunteer mentor who meets with the student weekly at the school, a college success coach who monitors student progress, and college readiness workshops. 

    Currently there are 147 students in grades 7-12, 70 students are in college, and there have been 153 college graduates to date.  Statewide 97% of Take Stock students complete high school, 92% enroll in college, and 70% receive a college degree.

    For more information about the application process, becoming a mentor, or donating toward scholarships, contact Sally Lee, Take Stock in Children Student Services Coordinator, 850-469-5458,

    Transportation Requests

    The forms for requesting Courtesy Transportation Accommodations for the 2024-2025 school year are now live.  Please note that there are 2 different forms—one for magnet school students (NB Cook, Brown Barge, West Florida High, and Pensacola High I.B. students), and one for students of all other schools.

    Accommodation requests are required to secure a seat on any magnet school bus, or to request bus transportation for any student who wishes to travel between anyplace other than their primary FOCUS address and their residentially-zoned school.
    Accommodations are granted on a space-available basis, and are processed in the order the requests are received.  Anyone requesting any sort of accommodation should also pre-plan an alternate method of transportation for the student, to be used in the event that your request cannot be granted or, in the case of magnet schools, is placed on a waitlist after the initial round of bus assignments has filled the available seats.
    Please be sure to input your email address correctly on your request, as this will be where you will receive notifications regarding accommodations.  We begin processing accommodation requests in July, so please do not be concerned if you don't receive any immediate communications about your request.  As requests (and all other bus assignments) begin to be processed over the summer, your student's bus assignment will be available in the FOCUS parent portal (instructions for locating FOCUS transportation info can be found HERE).  Any requests received after July 1, 2024 will not be evaluated or processed until at least the 3rd week of the 24-25 school year.
    Questions regarding the accommodations process should be EMAILED to the appropriate Route Manager for the school your child will be attending.  A directory of contacts for our department can be found here: Transportation Directory
    Links to both Courtesy Transportation Accommodation Request forms can be accessed on the Transportation Department's Accommodations Page.
    Click HERE or the image below to view a slideshow with more information about transportation and magnet schools.
    Transportation and You

    Yearbook Sales

    Yearbooks are now available to purchase from There are no sales at BBMS--all sales are online. Please see this flyer for more information as well as the school code.

    Canvas Application

    ECPS is now using Canvas for students and parents. Please see the following links for information about using Canvas.

    Canvas Student Tutorial Video

    Canvas Student App Video        Canvas Student App Directions

    Canvas Parent App Video          Canvas Parent App Directions

    7th Grade Shots

    Under Florida State and Escambia County regulations, all students must receive the TDAP immunization prior to beginning 7th grade. You can contact your child's doctor, or many local pharmacies and clinics in Pensacola offer this immunization. You may contact the Escambia County Health Department at 850-595-6500 for more information or visit this website.

    Once your child has received their TDAP immunization, please ensure you receive an updated copy of the State of Florida Form 680. Please send in a copy of this form to BBMS as soon as possible.

    KidCare Insurance

    The Escambia County Public Schools Foundation partners with Florida KidCare to provide all uninsured children in Escambia County with affordable health and dental insurance. Please click the image below to view the KidCare back-to-school toolkit.

    2023-24 Meal Applications

    Applications are required for the upcoming school year for parents who believe their student(s) may be eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. 

    Applications will be available online on August 2, 2023. To avoid processing delays, please submit an online application as soon as possible by clicking the link:

    Parents should plan on providing their child(ren) with money for their meals until eligibility is established to avoid creating a deficit in their account. Funds can be added to student accounts online at

    Meal applications will be required at the following sites: 

    Elementary Schools: Beulah Elementary, Blue Angels Elementary, Cook Elementary, Cordova Park Elementary, Hellen Caro Elementary, Kingsfield Elementary, and Suter Elementary. 

    Middle Schools: Brown Barge Middle and Ransom Middle. 

    High Schools: Tate High and West Florida High. 

    These website links will be available on our Student & Family Resources page all year.


BBMS Calendar

School Information

  • Brown-Barge Middle School is a public magnet school serving grades 6-8. For information about enrollment, please contact the Escambia County Public Schools Enrollment Services.

    ECPS 2024-25 Academic Calendar

    Students return Monday, August 12, 2024.

    The last day before Winter Break is Friday, December 20 (early release).

    Students return from Winter Break Tuesday, January 7.

    The last day of school is Friday, May 23.

    School Times

    Student supervision starts at 8:15.

    First bell rings at 8:40.

    Last check out is at 2:45.

    Dismissal is at 3:25.

    *Early release days will dismiss at 1:15.

         For 2024-25, those days are September 18, November 6, December 20, February 5, and May 23.

    Proceed to the gym parking lot for drop off   

    Afternoon Pickup Procedure 

    Please watch this short video to view the procedure.

    Students will be receiving a Car Rider Tag that needs to be displayed in their cars. As cars arrive, the numbers will be entered into our system and students will be sent to either Zone 1 (front of school) or Zone 2 (back of school, like morning car rider drop off) to get into their cars. Drivers need to pay attention to directions from staff as cars will all be stopped and released to move in groups.

    Will you be a part of a carpool group? Do you need more than two car tags? Did you misplace your car tag and need a replacement? Please fill out our Car Rider Line Information Form located below. We will get the tags ready for you as quickly as possible.

    Car Rider Line Information Form

  • Cell phones should be silenced and placed in backpacks

  • See Code of Student Conduct