Bearden Middle School provides educational opportunities for students in grades six through eight. The school s academic curriculum includes classes in reading, math, science, social studies, music and physical education. It offers guidance counseling sessions. Bearden Middle School has art, journalism, environmental and chess clubs. It also supports the National Junior Honor Society. The school administers the English as a Second Language program. Bearden Middle School offers opportunities for students to participate in a range of sports activities, such as basketball, cheerleading, and track and field. The school maintains a library that has a sock of more than 16,000 books and over 30 computers. It has a parent-teacher association that works for student welfare. Bearden Middle School is governed by Knox County Schools.