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4110 Bauer Road
Pensacola, FL 32506

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July 28, 2014
It's a great school but it could be better than it is.No lockers in the hallway for Bailey school students,the only one you get is the one in p.e.!!!!!!! It also could be better if they made it easier for Bailey beginners.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2013
This school's faculty is ridiculous and petty. They are more worried about their reputation than they are teaching and mentoring children. I thought enrolling my son here would be beneficial to him and his education, but its been nothing short of a knit picking nightmare. The faculty and teachers are rude, short, and borderline unprofessional. Never again will one of my children attend this joke of a school.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
Average middle school with a fairly weak academic schedule. Most of the teachers seem to care and are willing to talk to parents, but the school administrators (especially the guidance counselors and principal) are worthless. Will never return e-mails (delivered within their own system off their website). Every parent I've spoken with recommends calling Malcolm Thomas (the school Superintendent) to get any action or to even get a simple response to a question.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2011
I am very upset with this school system after an interaction with my niece. After suffering a broken ankle, she was not allowed to make up her assignments in one class because the teacher stated she could not bring the book home. The teacher was uncooperative when contacted, the counselor was clueless with no ability to access grades, and the principal was too busy "making deadlines" to tend to the matter after 4 days. The guidance counselor then proceeded to remove the child from class, badger her about the situation sending her into tears with accusatory statements. After transferring from supposedly one of the poorest education systems in the country in Louisiana to this "fine" school, I am of the belief this school could learn alot from the schools in Louisiana where the teachers and administrators took interest in the well being of the students.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
My step-granddaughter has graduated from Bailey. Bailey is a great school and treats its position in the student's lives to prepare them to high school!

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2011
The Pricipal is terrible as is the assistant principal in fairness to all studends, & their leadership quality. Most of the teachers my two sons had were not qualified in their area of teaching. This school was one of the most horrible not just schools we have experienced, but most horrible times of our lives. This was very dissapointing, as my children had so looked forward to moving on up to middle school.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2011
.I have two boys that attend Jim Bailey School!! They Love the school and really enjoy going. My questions to you as a parent are you doing your part as a parent. Parents seem to forget that Teacher are Underpaid and Under Appreciated!!! My advice would be walk a day in their shoes, or better yet get a job, correct your own children and quit making excuses for them.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2011
This is a terrible school. We moved half year here and no one offered any information about the school and programs that they had. No one offered to show us the school nothing. I had to ask about everything, I even had to ask to talk to a guidance counselor. Every time I called and had to leave a message no one would call me back because my number is out of area, but no one bothered to tell me this til after the third time when a teacher called on their own phone. They lost half of our paperwork that I gave the school. They do not allow the kids to have bags or lockers. I'm not a big fan on this, I think they should have a place to put their coats so they dont have to carry them with them all day. If it wasnt for my child liking the classes and the kids I wouldnt have given it as high as mark. Very unhappy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2011
The school feels they take all rights away from parents. The Principals are a JOKE. They care more about your kids attendence then learning. I am moving my child from this school. My child was honor roll in his past schools and at this school his grades have dropped. they have a website you can go to for checking homework but the teachers never update it. The security is way overboard since they have issues with the fighting and stealing at the school. Threatening letters home about attendence but when you call the school they say they will look into it. What school do you know of that has students write reviews for it and if you read those reviews they sound coached. I am actually dealing with an issue right now with the school. Have a meeting about my childs attendence which we have doctor notes for but I must attend this meeting with my child. Well now they are keeping my kid out of class to go to this meeting makes no sense, are they trying to make me look bad. Well wrong parent to play those games with.The PTA here is a joke also.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
the office staff at this school...i have never met so many rude people in one room...and 50% of the teachers never email you back....i dread 2 more years here!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
I just submitted a review below..Good news though is I spoke with someone in the district school board, and he was appalled. Things at this school has to change.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 29, 2009
Ok so this is my first year attending Jim.C.Bailey and I would say its an amazing school though my mother could beg to differ. In my oppinion the academics are great being as I am on the A honor roll ,but then again I owe a huge thanks to the wonderful staff at Pleasant Grove elementery for preparing me for the burden of middle school. I do agree with many others on here that some people could use a maner check because although i may only be thirteen I still believe that if im showing you respect than i exspect the same. but all in all its a pretty ok exsperience.And despite the loss of our beloved coach Marry Bailey (may she rest in peace) this year everyone put on a brave face and we all got through it.

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September 18, 2009
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August 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 17, 2009
I dread this school year at Bailey! I have 1 in the 6th and 1 in the 8th. It all comes down to the staff. I do like some of the teachers but not all. The communications between teachers is really bad. You can call and send e-mails and you get nothing. We got to the point of showing up before school without notice to talk to someone. No time is made to speak. When a conference was needed I was given 24 minutes to talk to 7 teachers. And they wanted to do all of the talking! I have no choice for my kids, they have to go there. They deserve a minus star from us!

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August 13, 2009
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August 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 16, 2009
I !00% agree with everyone about the front office being rude. My son is an A/B honor student. SO the teachers seem to be doing well. However, I would love more interaction between me and them. I offer to volunteer, but they do respond. Communication could be better. Overall I am satisfied with the education :) 7 out of 10!

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March 31, 2009
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January 18, 2009
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January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 16, 2008
I used to go to Bailey. It was very strict there. But nun the less it prepares you for the future, Mrs.Dewise is the best teacher there. She helped me understand, history better.

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2008
i like this school because the teachers are nice and they help you alot doing the year wiyh your work.

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July 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 10, 2008
Speaking that I go here, I think it is an excellent school. My teachers are nice and I have alot of fun. My favorite thing about my school is that you have the choice if you want .Bk (buisness keyboarding) or music P.E, etc.That is if you make a 3 or higher on the fcat.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 25, 2008
The staff at Bailey, well maybe not all, needs to work on customer service. I understand the stress of working with kids, but to be rude to parents, is ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
I attend bailey middle school and I'm happy to say that it's great! I don't know about all of the teachers, but most of the ones I've had have been devoted to teaching me and others. I have learned a lot and I like the fact that I can come home everyday and tell my parents something new that I've learned and they are happy to hear it. However, they do have a dress code and when they see a student that violates it with a low cut shirt most teachers don't do anything, only a few teachers smart enough to notice will. There are fights from time to time. They seem to be strict on the students, like no hugging. All in all, this school is great!

- submitted by a student
October 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2007
Leadership at this school really needs help. This school nit picks at everything the students do. They are too worried on what the kids are wearing then their education. My child's grades were dropping, yet they call me because she has a hole in jeans and her purse is too big. I wouldn't refer this school to anyone. Me and my wife have made several trips to that school for really dumb issues... none for her education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2007
This is my daughter's second year at Bailey, and although I think it's a great school, I am a little disappointed that there is not a lot of parent-teacher communication. I know that middle schoolers should be old enough to be responsible for keeping up with tests, studying and homework, but they are still just kids and need a little extra help from the teachers every now and then. Also, the front office could use a couple of charm school classes

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September 17, 2007
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August 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
The band program and academics are good despite the out of touch principal.

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June 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 22, 2007
This is a really great school. My Child has been at Bailey for only two and she loves the school she made A honor roll this past two semesters. I took her out of a private school and put her here and her grades shot up like shooting stars! It was very amazing, The Staff is very dedicated, and safety is first priority. Good Job Bailey I'll be sending my son there next year!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2006
Jim Bailey Middle School is a decent school considering the size of the student population. We have a child in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. I have not seen much feedback between the teachers and parents. Our kids seem to be lost in the shuffle. Their grades are okay due in large part to our involvement, but I think the school is just too big. I'd give them 3 out of 5 stars.

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April 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2006
Bailey has a great academic program. Front office staff could use some refresher course in customer service and relationship relationship building with regards to parents and guest. Extra curricualar activities are prevalent but could be better managed with regards to scheduling practices for after school instead of before school. Safety is a number one concern with the school and they make securing your childs safety priority.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2006
I am very unhappy with Baily Middle. I will be sending my son to a private school next year. The principle Dr. Pippin, is the worst excuess for leadership I have seen in a long time. Upon my visits to the school I have wittnessed out of controll kids with no supervision. The children spend more time in the deans office as a witnessed of a fight than they do in the classroom learning.There needs to be more control. Durning class switch, before and after school all staff should be in the halls monotoring. They do not. Its unsafe and unexcusable.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
My daughter has been identified as 'gifted' so our concern is that she is challenged in most classes not bored unnecessarily by a lot of repetition. I am happy to say she is thriving at Bailey. She has 60-90 minutes of homework each night. She has had some indepth research papers and presentations which have been demanding and educational. She attends an advanced academics class for gifted kids that she enjoys and learns. They are exploring some Shakespeare plays now.She has enjoyed 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and others. She joined the Track and Swim teams. We found the coaches to be encouraging, knowledgable, timely, and good mentors. That is especially important when you are in the 7th or 8th grade and trying out for a sport for the first time. Band, orchestra, and chorus are all outstanding. Honors math and language arts are offered. Spanish and drama are her favorite electives.

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September 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
This is one of the best shhools around. I moved my child here from another school an his grades shoot up.

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April 25, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2004
I have a child at Bailey Middle, and I have heard many great things about the school, I will say that my daughter likes it very much. I am not happy with the communication between the teachers and myslef, nor with the principal and counselor. I have tried to remain involved and have sent notes and attended every parental meeting possible, and it seems they are just not interested in true parental involvement. As far as the education my child is receiving from Bailey, I am really unsure of it's quality, I suppose time will tell.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
Jim Bailey Middle School has prepared my child for his upcoming high school years very well. Due to the methods of teaching, discipline, and guidance that has allowed my child to get a good education, he has been accepted in the IB Program at West Pensacola High School. This is a great honor and opportunity for any student to be qualified for this program. Thanks Jim Bailey Middle School. I will be sending my daughter to you next year to start her preparation for high school.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
I enjoy the attention that they render the kids in school. They are very tentative with the children as if they were there own.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
I love this school. I have 2 children there and they love it. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2003
I moved from that school to Oklahoma city. I can't express in words how much fun and how much I learned at that school. I wish I could go back. May God bless bailey middles and go bulldogs!!!

- submitted by a former student
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Jim C. Bailey Middle School
4110 Bauer Road, Pensacola, FL  32506
(850) 492-6136
Last modified Jim C. Bailey Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jim C. Bailey Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top