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Harry M. Bailey Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 991 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 2, 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?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted September 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted April 1, 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


Posted 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.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

405 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

438 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

467 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

469 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

501 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

499 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial54%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial54%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students51%
Female61%
Male38%
Black36%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial54%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English53%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black36%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students49%
Female49%
Male48%
Black32%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English50%

Writing

All Students52%
Female60%
Male44%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English53%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 62%
Hispanic 30% 19%
Black 21% 13%
Asian 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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