About North Branch Area Middle School

Veterans Day
  • North Branch Area Middle School, serving grades 5-8 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 provides developmentally and educationally appropriate learning activities for the active middle school student. Each student has an applied studies teacher to build a positive relationship with and engaging teachers who place an emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

    Students have opportunities to be exposed to robotics, 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 Spanish, an active student government, Farm to Table, and more, and participates in such events as the Fluid Power Challenge, and utilizes the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

    Character education is also 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.

Leadership

  • Principal Todd Tetzlaff

    Principal Todd Tetzlaff

    Todd Tetzlaff was hired as an assistant principal at North Branch Area Middle School in 2000 and has been serving as the principal at North Branch Area Middle School since 2003. At North Branch Area Middle School...

    Comments (-1)
  • Asst. Principal Kelly Detzler

    Asst. 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...

    Comments (-1)

Contact Us

School Hours

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