James Bridger Middle School

Bridger Administration

Principal: Jeff Williams

Assistant Principal: Kevin Lathrom

Assistant Principal: Steve Painter 

Bridger Middle School's "Three A's"

Bridger is dedicated to the success of every student through the “three A’s”

1. Attendance: Our goal is for all students to attend more than 95% of the time

2. Attitude: Positive attitudes toward learning and school make excellence possible

3. Achievement: Our school strives to ensure that every student can achieve academic and emotional success in a climate of high expectations and personal support

Vision Statement

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

School Times

Start: 7:20 am

Dismiss: 2:14 pm



James Bridger Middle School



18200 E. M78 Hwy. Independence, MO 64057

Phone: 816.521.5375 Fax: 816.521.5632


The Bridger Buffalo motto, “We Are All Part of the Herd”, perfectly defines the culture of our school.  Bridger students, staff, and parents work together to ensure the success of each and every child that passes through our doors.  Teachers at Bridger are encouraged to utilize their innovative creativity and leadership skills to build highly engaging classrooms.  Those who visit Bridger will be met with dynamic teachers and students, a caring climate, and an involved community.

Learn more about Bridger in our school magazine.  Click the image below.



•Aug. 24th     Volleyball Club Begins

•Aug. 24th     Running Club Begins

•Aug. 25th     School Pictures  

•Aug. 28th     PTSA Unti Meeting, 6:30pm

•Sept. 7th       No School-Labor Day Observance

•Sept. 28th     No School

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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.

About James Bridger

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Character Trait of the Month

August Character Trait is:   AMBITION


Learn more about ISD's CHARACTER program.

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

Proud Partner of the MU Fellows Program

Click HERE to learn more about Teaching Fellows.


Upcoming Sporting Events

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


Box Tops

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


Join MO PTA for a Day at the K

Missouri PTA Day at the K – Knocking it out of the park for PTA Programs:
Families, schools & communities supporting everychild

Missouri PTA is proud to announce that our next PTA Day at the K will be Sunday September 6, 2015.