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Community-focused and academically driven


Burns Middle School is a high-scoring neighborhood school excelling in the Bloomingdale area. We offer award-winning Electives in performing and visual arts, plus Scholar Quest high school level courses in World Languages, Digital Information Technology and more. Our new Aerospace Technology program teaches students to fly drones along with learning the history of aviation. For more than 15 straight years, Burns has earned an "A” grade from the state. We’re proud of the community we create through clubs, sports teams and volunteering, including fundraising to build a water well in Africa. Our Sixth Grade Structure helps students feel at home in their new learning environment. A Burns Bruin is a well-rounded student, who is community-focused and academically motivated.

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Sixth Grade Structure

Our sixth grade structure is designed to group students who are new to middle school together for their first year as they become comfortable with the dynamics of their new school.

Scholar Quest

Scholar Quest engages students in accelerated courses, featuring advanced academics and unique future-focused career learning opportunities. Courses often allow students to receive high school credits.


Sample several fascinating subjects as a 6th grade student before taking a deeper dive into the fields that interest and inspire you most in 7th and 8th grades.

Clubs & Sports Teams

Spark new friendships, stay active and bring your learning to life in one of more than a dozen clubs, service organizations or sports teams—including boys' and girls' basketball, volleyball, track, soccer and flag football.

Social Emotional Learning

Every middle school student's education includes Social Emotional Learning or "SEL." Our SEL curriculum builds character and resilience, focusing on self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.

Nature's Classroom

All 6th grade students join in a multi-day field research study along the Hillsborough River in our 365-acre outdoor educational preserve. Using scientific techniques, students discover our area's vital plant and animal life.

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Academic Competitions

Showcasing skills on a local, state or national stage, our students take part in a range of academic competitions such as Math Bowls, student literacy competitions and Hillsborough's STEM Fair—the largest in the Southeast US.

Career & Technical Education

Prepare for life with Career & Technical Education or "CTE" courses focused on real-world skills that are valuable in today's workforce. Hillsborough Schools is proud to be a state and national leader in CTE offerings.

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School Information

615 Brooker Road
Brandon, FL 33511

Preparing Students for Life