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Welcome to Brookside Middle

Mr. Matthew Gruhl

Phone: (941) 361-6472


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Mr. Matthew Gruhl

Brookside is home to over 700 students and their families. We celebrate our learning as an authorized International Baccalaureate World School where units of study connect us to global decision making. We are growing world citizens that will contribute through inquiry and knowledge. They will be open-minded, balanced and principled risk-takers. They will think, communicate and reflect as they care for our world community. 

Brookside offers a balanced selection of courses. Students engage in core classes, such as, language arts, science, mathematics and social studies daily. Most of our elective classes are uniquely offered on an A-day/B-day schedule which allows students to participate in the subject matter every other day throughout the entire school year. Our students may choose such electives as 2-D art, 3-D art, chorus, band, keyboarding, drama, Spanish, technology, robotics, news and physical education.  Our class sizes are small, we have 20 different clubs and sports, and free tutoring is available to all students.

We are an IB magnet school and accept applications from families all year long.

Welcome to CUDA-Nation and the Brookside family!

Brookside Announcements

District News

  • Brian Hatler Relieved of Coaching Duties at North Port High School

    SARASOTA COUNTY, November 6, 2019 – Brian Hatler, head football coach with North Port High School, has been relieved of his coaching duties following a 1-9 season with the Bobcats. Coach Hatler was initially named head of the football program at North Port High in 2015. He will continue to serve as a physical education teacher at the school.

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  • Sarasota County Schools and Newtown Alive Partner to Honor Dorothye Smith

    SARASOTA COUNTY, November 4, 2019 – Sarasota County Schools and Newtown Alive are pleased to announce an exciting and impactful partnership. Starting in the winter of 2020, Southside Elementary School will become a destination on the Newtown Alive trolley tour. The stop will feature a memorial plaque in honor of Mrs. Dorothye Smith, the first African American principal hired within the integrated school system in Sarasota County, to celebrate and recognize her leadership at Southside Elementary.

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  • Sarasota County Schools Police Department Holds Sergeant Promotion Ceremony

    SARASOTA COUNTY, November 1, 2019 – On Friday morning, the Sarasota County Schools Police Department (SCSPD) promoted Edward “Chip” Kuentzel to the rank of Sergeant. District personnel, guests from the community and media were all on hand to witness the honored ceremony.

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