Brandenburg Intermediate School

Duncanville Independent School District

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    Tamra Thompson Welcome to Brandenburg Intermediate School. We are excited about the school year!  

    I am Tamra Thompson, your new principal at Brandenburg Intermediate. We welcome parent/guardians to visit our campus at any time.  If a parent/guardian visits with us, we ask that you please bring a valid identification card so that proper safety procedures might be followed in the front office.  We are looking forward to forming a relationship to ensure your student receives a valuable learning experience.

    If you have a question or concern, feel free to call us at 972-708-3100. 


    Tamra Thompson

School History

  • Brandenburg


    Grace R. Brandenburg Intermediate opened in 1992, and was renovated in 2004.  The school was named for former teacher Grace R. Brandenburg.  The school originally served grades 4–6, but moved fourth grade classes to Alexander Elementary in 2003.


    Grace Brandenburg

    As a 19-year-old graduate of Texas Woman’s University, Grace Brandenburg began her career as a teacher at Duncanville High School in 1937. Although she retired in 1973, her contributions to the school district, community, church, and citizens continue to this day. She was recognized for her many educational achievements as the namesake for Brandenburg Intermediate School, which opened in 1992.


    When Mrs. Brandenburg began teaching in Duncanville, there were eight faculty members. She taught four levels of English, Spanish, and shorthand. She also served as librarian, study hall supervisor, answered the office phone, rang the school bells, greeted visitors, supervised the Junior-Senior Banquet and directed plays. When she retired after 36 years with Duncanville ISD, she had chaired the English department and was responsible for the production of the high school annual and the literary magazine. Many classroom innovations are credited to her creativity and quest for perfection.


    Mrs. Brandenburg has always given from the heart and without bounds, never expecting anything in return. She loves this school district and this community. She never had any desire to teach anywhere else or to leave the classroom, because she firmly feels that is where the excitement is! She continues to have contact with former students and faculty members who seek her guidance and tell her of the impact she has had on their lives. For her, this is the ultimate payment.


    Duncanville Outstanding Citizen - 1961

    Outstanding Educator - 1968

    DIANA Award - 1971

    Superb Suburbanite Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary teachers’ society)

    Who’s Who of American Women

    Who’s Who in South

    Southwest Golden Rose Achievement Award - 1986

    United Methodist Women Honorary Award

    DHS Yearbook Dedication - 1954 & 1974

    Duncanville Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year - 1999


    Significant Firsts:
    First President of the Duncanville Teachers Association

    First DHS Yearbook Advisor - 1941

    First DHS literary magazine Advisor - 1965

    First Chair of Duncanville Historical Commission

    First DHS English Department Chair


    United Methodist Women

    Searchers Bible Study - chair

    Suburban Book Club - past president

    Duncanville Review Club - past president

    Book Browsers Club - past president

    Duncanville Women’s League Friday Forum


    Civic Contributions:
    Library Board member, from time of earliest location in Lion’s Club Building until permanent building was designed and built Author, History of Duncanville, bi-centennial project commissioned by Duncanville City Council; served as chairman and spent four years on project

    Bicentennial Heritage chair, planning and coordinating event

    Duncanville Centennial Committee - served on committee, presenting a speech covered by local TV on the site of Duncanville’s historic marker

    Central Elementary 60th Anniversary Program - co-presenter

    Cup and Saucer Class, First United Methodist Church - teacher for over 43 years


    Mascot:  Explorers


    Colors:  Silver and blue

School Information

  • 1903 Blueridge Dr
    Duncanville 75137
    p. 972-708-3100
    f. 972-708-3131


    School Vision
    E3 =
    Equipping Leaders
    Enriching Lives
    Enhancing Knowledge


    School Mission

    At Brandenburg Intermediate we will ensure every child has a chance every day. 


    School Colors
    Royal Blue and Silver

    School Mascot

    Fifth & Sixth Grade

    School Hours
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Doors open at 8:00)


    Campus Administrators

    Tamra Thompson, Principal

    Tiffani Smith, Asst. Principal
    Terrence Chase, Asst. Principal