About North Branch Area Middle School

  • North Branch Area Middle School, serving grades 6-8 is a great place for students to "come of age." The motto at NBAMS is "We are RED" (respectful, enthusiastic, and determined).

    Students at NBAMS receive a Chromebook, starting in sixth grade, that they are allowed to keep throughout the school year. Staff provide developmentally and educationally appropriate learning activities for the active middle school student. Each student begins their school day with an advisory teacher and has engaging teachers who place an emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

    Students have opportunities to be exposed to the Project Lead the Way Gateway program - with courses in design and modeling, and robotics. PLTW introduces students to design, manufacturing, programming, team work, and a host of other necessary skills, and provides the foundation for PLTW offerings at North Branch Area High School. NBAMS also offers Band/Choir, Spanish and more, and utilizes the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

    Character education is very important at NBAMS. Throughout the middle school experience, students are encouraged to make positive behavioral and social decisions while expressing their individuality in an appropriate manner.

    Middle school teachers deliver a combination of rigorous and experiential learning activities to pique the intense curiosity of the middle school learner. Teachers engage students in a variety of learning activities so each meets his/her full academic potential. Students are respected and supported at the middle school as they take on the additional challenges and responsibilities of adolescence and continue to make progress toward their educational milestones.


  • Principal Kelly Detzler

    Principal Kelly Detzler

    Kelly Detzler began working for North Branch Area Public Schools in October 2010.

    Prior to arriving at NBAPS, Kelly worked for St. Paul Public Schools teaching 6th, 7th and 8th graders for 12 years. She is grateful...

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Contact Us

  • Kelly Detzler, Principal

    Matt Lattimore, Assistant Principal

    Anne Meyer, Social Worker

    Katie Langer, School Psychologist


School Hours

  • North Branch Area Middle School is open from 8:05 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.