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Lucille M. Brown Middle School serves over 600 students in grades 6-8. We are a public school that is part of Richmond City Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia, USA. We are also an International Baccalaureate, or IB, school. Getting involved in our local community is a core experience for all of our IB students. Engaging in helpful, safe, and meaningful activities is part of the learning experience beyond the classroom. Learning at LMBMS seeks to connect the curriculum with real world needs and solutions. Our students are encouraged to develop their interests, passions, and skills over the course of their middle school years.

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Our motto: LMBMS students will become caring, respectful individuals who inquire, learn, reflect, and take action to better our global society.

Our school is named for Dr. Lucille Murray Brown. Dr. Brown continues to be a phenomenal example of lifelong education for our students. 


Lucille Murray Brown began her career in 1954 at Luther Jackson High School in Fairfax, Virginia. Three years later, she started her 38-year career with Richmond Public Schools as a teacher at Armstrong High School. During her tenure, she served as a Teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. Dr. Brown holds a BS from Virginia Union University and a Master's degree from Howard University. In 1995, she was awarded and honorary doctorate from both Virginia State University and University of Richmond.