James Bridger Middle School

School Times

Start: 7:20 am

Dismiss: 2:14 pm


Principal: Dr. Janet Richards

Assistant Principal: Kevin Lathrom

Assisstant Principal: Steve Painter 

  • 1/26/15       PTSA Board Meeting 6:30 pm in Library
  • 1/30/15       iPod Day
  • 2/09/15       Parent-Teacher Conferences (3:00 - 6:45 pm)
  • 2/11/15       Parent-Teacher Conferences (3:00 - 6:45 pm)
  • 2/13/15       No School
  • 2/16/15       No School
  • 2/17/15       No School
James Bridger Middle School

James Bridger Middle School

18200 E. M78 Highway
Independence, MO 64057

Phone: 816.521.5375
Fax: 816.521.5632

Upcoming Sporting Events

Go to: http://www.isdsports.org for  information on  sporting events.


About Bridger Middle School

James Bridger Middle School History

James Bridger Middle School, named after the famous pioneer James Bridger, opened in 1966. Bridger offers a caring, safe environment to district sixth-grade students. Students have the opportunity to select from a variety of exciting and interesting exploratory courses. They may also participate in our Latitude program which offers tutoring and a variety of clubs.  Bridger also offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletics and activities.

Vision Statement

It is our vision to celebrate individual efforts and achievements while encouraging students to accept responsibility for learning, decisions and actions.

Character Trait of the Month

January - Respect

To show consideration or thoughtfulness to self and others.

Breakfast & Lunch Prices

Breakfast prices are $1.70 for secondary students and $2.00 for adults. Lunch Prices are  $2.50 for a secondary student lunch and $2.85 for adults. A school milk or juice can be purchased for .50 cents

Box Tops

Bridger Middle School is a collection location for Box Tops. Please drop them off in the main office at any time.


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Last Update: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:54:46