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West Haven, CT
Students enrolled: 948

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106 Morgan Ln
West Haven, CT 06516

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(203) 937-4380
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June 24, 2014
i like it but the principal is a pain to everyone. i liked the school and i graduated 5 years ago but everyone i know that goes there doesn't like him.

- submitted by a community member

June 21, 2014
I just graduated and this is the best school year ever the only sad part is that once you go to High School your friends may not go to the same one so i am going to miss everyone..

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October 23, 2013
Best school ever I'm in 8th grade and this school is awesome just too much bullying like I'm gay but I can't express it cause I will be made fun of 10/23/2013

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July 29, 2013
I love my school its so awesome I'm going 8th grade and so far this school is great only problem is too crowded and u only have 3min to get to your next class.

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May 21, 2012
Bailey Middle School used to be a great school. It worked well alongside Carrigan to split up the two parts of West Haven. Now, it is our only choice if we would be in 7th or 8th grade. It doesn't have the same great teachers or their standards as before. Now, Bailey Middle School is mediocre, with only half its greatness as years ago. Kids today that live in West Haven wouldn't have a choice on where to go to if they didn't get into a Magnet School. This, I find to be unfair.

- submitted by a community member

September 27, 2011
Unfortunately, if you plan to send your child to public school in West Haven, Bailey Middle School is your only option for 7th and 8th grade if you are not fortunate enough to get your child into a magnet. The principal is abrasive and not an instructional leader. Parents are made to feel like intruders in the school (if you are even allowed in the door). A few really excellent teachers, many mediocre to poor, who seem to believe that presenting and grading is the same thing as teaching. Very much a "sink or swim" mentality among most of the staff- if the student doesn't understand something, that is considered a student deficit rather than a potential teaching problem/dilemma.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2009
The teachersw and staff at this school are amazing they are all very caring people who really take the time to get to know each child as an individual and all the staff do their best to help these children succeed The environment is very friendly and helps kids show a positive attitude becasue they feel goo dabout learning

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2007
We come from the bronx, and i can't believe how caring and concerned these teachers are at Bailey. Teachers are willing to help students. even if it means to stay afterschool in turtor. What else can you ask for. My daughter was failing and now amazing she is a B+ student. I thought i would never see this. I was also amazed to hear from the PTA welcoming us. It's a good feeling. From the nurse to administration in personnel they're helpful.

- submitted by a parent
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October 21, 2007
i like bailey its an ok school. i have alot of cool friends there. the teachers are really helpful and supportive! its a great school to go to its my second home.

- submitted by a student

February 02, 2007
My daughter is in seventh grade. My son graduated two years ago and is now in Notre Dame High school. I was very impressed with the quality of education in Bailey Middle School. The leadership was strong and very aware of adolescent issues. The teachers were energized and very talented. The principal hired well and had high expectations of the children and staff. My son was very prepared for a high school where the best and brightest attend. The PTA was strong and caring. What else could I ask for?

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September 04, 2006
As an eighth grader at Bailey, I would say it's a pretty good school. However, because of the budget issue, the sports were taken out and there are less activites to join. That's the only problem this school has to work on. -Alice

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2006
I guess Bailey is an ok school, its' not the funnest or best but u can get what needs to be done and thats about it. There are really not alot extracurricular activites.

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2005
The difference of ethnicity in this particular school is normal I'd have to say. There are an efficient amount of extracurricular activities, and a few after school programs to choose from.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2004
As an 8th grader at Bailey MS, I love it. The teachers care about each student as an individual. You arent judged by teachers or students. The enviroment for learning is wonderful. I have learned so much from my years at bailey ms. The teachers are wondeful. The principal can at times be a little selfish, but he tries to make the learing fun. The assistant principal is also wonderful. She also cares about each student.

- submitted by a student

April 01, 2004
This is the worst school in West Haven, the principal doesn't care about anyone but himself, he not only treats the children horrible, but he also treats his staff the same way. There are fights all the time, and the teachers are only there for their paycheck and nothing more. It's the most horrible experience your child will go through. I have a neice and two nephews that are in high school now, and when asked what was there worst time of their lives, they all say the same thing, their middle school years at Bailey. It was the worst as far as teachers, and their class mates were mostly all in trouble all the time. They had no control in that school.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2003
I think that these children work way too work and need more fun activities. They need more field trips for all grades, mostly the 6th grade. The school needs to be more cleaner.

- submitted by a community member

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Harry M. Bailey Middle School
106 Morgan Ln, West Haven, CT  06516
(203) 937-4380
Last modified Harry M. Bailey Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harry M. Bailey Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top