North Bend Elementary Middle School employs “Great Expectations” and provides “Endless Possibilities” for our scholars. NBEMS is nestled in the Southwest area of Baltimore City and provides students with gifted and advanced learning, honors courses in middle school, and was recently identified as an ESOL site and Intensive Literacy site. NBEMS was recognized by the State of Maryland with an Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) Award in February 2019. NBEMS works to ensure all students achieve a well-rounded academic, social, and emotional experience by providing engaging and rigorous instruction within a safe and supportive learning environment. The Board of School Commissioners voted on January 11, 2022 to amend Exhibit 6 of the 21st Century Buildings Plan to add the West Baltimore building to the list and to expedite the surplus of the building from summer 2022 to spring 2022. To learn more about this decision and decisions affecting other schools and what this means for your school, please visit the City Schools Annual Review of Schools page found here.

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Pre-k to 8

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Navy pants (khaki allowed in MS); polo shirts

School Performance

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School leader:
Patricia Burrell


Opening bell:   9:00

Closing bell:  3:40

Community learning network:  1