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Jim C. Bailey Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1519 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!


Posted 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


Posted April 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted July 16, 2008

i like this school because the teachers are nice and they help you alot doing the year wiyh your work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 6, 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


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 53% in 2014.

520 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

522 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

486 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

479 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

446 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

442 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

442 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

436 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

447 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 54%
Black 25%
Two or more races 9%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%59%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. JUDY PIPPEN
Fax number
  • (850) 492-9860

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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4110 Bauer Road
Pensacola, FL 32506
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