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4020 Lost Oasis Hollow
Austin, TX 78739

(512) 414-4990
(512) 292-0898
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February 11, 2014
i concur with the last poster. I am relieved that the current principal is leaving after this year. She was unable to deal with the new school population (i.e. the influx of students from less desirable elementary campuses). Other middle schools have done a better job of integrating these students into their population. Good luck and good riddance!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
My child moved to another school mid year. She was completely unprepared, even though she never had a grade below a B at Bailey. She also would come home with stories of kids getting bullied. I spoke to the administration, and was told that bullying did not happen at this school. I was told by other children that it was ignored, and even situations where bullied kids were shamed for going to the administration and tattling.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
Outstanding school. Really prepares the kids for high school, and it's in a great neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
I am currently at LASA High School and I came in thinking I will understand most of the material. Surprisingly, most kids from kealing and fulmore knew exactly what to do on the first day, and I was left in the dust thinking to myself "What is going on". Classes are fast paced, and we cover a lot of material. Bailey was totally the contrary of LASA. This school didn't prepare me well for High School whatsoever.

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2013
I rate this school poorly because of the principal. She is manipulative, often absent from campus, gives poor direction to the staff and students and is willing to do anything to give herself a feather in her hat.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
this is a great school. my friends went there and i did tooo so if you are looking for a middle school come here

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2010
Bailey MS is a good school, but it has undergone many changes in the past couple of years that have presented a number of changes. These include boundary changes, student population changes, large change from 1-parent working households to 2-parent working households. But through it all, the students (and thus the school) have continued to excel. The only major concern is the lackluster leadership from the school's principal. Success happens in spite of her efforts instead of because of them. Attention from the district on that issue could have a dramatic change of morale at the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2010
There are always going to be teachers or administrators that are not top-notch. Bailey is lucky to have a great principal that keeps the focus on student education. Teachers are great too, but with so many, there are bound to be a few that are a little below excellent. New teachers have to learn and practice. Complaining about dress-code enforement makes parents sound like children. The dress-code should be backed by every parent so as to help the staff focus on educationing the students. Bullying was dealt with quickly and effectively when my daughter was a victim. All I had to do was call the principal and she took care of it right away.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2010
I have written 2 prior reviews but despite following all the rules, this site has set for it's reviews, mine continue to be pulled down! Bailey middle school DOES NOT deserve the "9" rating it has on this site. My son attended 6th grade at Bailey and was bullied on a daily basis with no help from the staff in any way. The principal and assistant principlas are there only to tell the students what color of shoe laces and shirts they can wear. My son was hounded relentlessly. I would NOT recommend this school for a dog let alone a child!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
My child really liked Bailey MS. BUT my child tells me of stupid dress code rules that seem to change at a whim. What color a kids shoe laces are seems a bit ridiculous to me. Banning certain colors of clothes really limits what they can wear. But my son really seemed to like the classes and teachers except for one downright mean English teacher in 7th grade...everyone we know who had her as a teacher disliked her, but of most concern was they really struggled to get decent grades in her class. I agree no one seems to like the Principle. Inconsistent rules and varying enforcement....

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
I was a previous student at Bailey, and though there were some aspects of the school that I enjoyed, overall the experience was not great. The theater teacher when I was there was excellent and very nice, just like most of the teachers. My real issue was with the administration. There was a total lack of focus on education in favor of un-needed discipline. I understand the need for a safe, secure school environment but it seems like they went out of their way to ensure that students were unhappy. So many kids got in trouble for wearing unusual outfits or something like that. It seems like discipline was a form of revenge for administrators unhappy with their jobs. I don't know. One of the only real issues that occurred at the school should have been disciplined was not, and that is bullying. Inevitable to an extent, but not that much.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2010
I was a previous student at baily i did not like it,1 reason is because the teachers did not really plan to geather when we had a big project there was homework with it and when we say we had too much homework so we could not turn in the project it would be our fault.but i had two favorite teachers my verry bestest favrotist teacher was my 4th peroid local math teacher Mrs.Dolman and my 1st peroid drama teacher mrs baker even thoughi had a good time the 3months i was there i was still picked on and given bad grades when i deserved good grades i worked my butt off

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2009
I'm currently a student here in 8th grade and so far bailey has been ok. It hasnt been horrible but it hasnt been great either. Some of the teachers are hard on us students and are very strict which doesnt exactly help us do better. Every kid in my opinion does better when the teachers are fun nice and kind. The principal is...horrible. Everyone talks bad about her. She is strict and mean. The students here are ok but some are really stuck up and think they are better than everyone.

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2009
last year was my first year at bailey and it wasn't that great! One, the principal was a jerk! She was so rude, disrespectful to us students and caused great confusion to everyone! Two, most of the little girls they are so stuck up, love to start rumors, and they think they are better than everyone else! Ugh! Three, some of the teachers are just really mean! But, most of em are very nice! Four, the dress code is horrible! Most of the excuses for something is it's 'gang related'! You can't dye your hair 'unnatural' colors, you can't wear a lot of red, blue or gold. And Five, a bunch of the newer kids coming I'm are rude, ignorant, and are want to be gangsters! The good things about the school are too many to list though.So here's one. The elective choice is one word, wonderful! There are many options.

- submitted by a student
July 14, 2009
Other than the band program and dance program, we found this school to be very disappointing. The teachers were good for the most part, but the principal lacked in many areas. I know middle school years are the most challenging, but I felt there was an overall lack of respect for the leadership in that school. My daughter made it through, but we were happy to be finished there.

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March 06, 2009
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February 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 01, 2008
bailey is such a great school it is a fun learning enviroment! most of the teachers are super nice and good teachers. the only complaint i have is about the principal she is a little odd!

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October 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 25, 2008
I have a 6th grader that just started at Bailey this year and though the teachers are great, they do have a lot of 'behaviour problem' children. I hope that continues to be addressed. Their band department is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2008
I love Bailey. This is my first year, but I like it very much and am looking forward to 7th and8th grade

- submitted by a student
July 26, 2008
my child attended this school and had a wonderful experience the only bad thing i can think of about this school is that the princable sometimes cause confusion and does not have the greatest disipline policys. however both vice principles are great!

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July 26, 2008
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June 18, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
June 15, 2008
Bailey has it's ups and downs. I think that overall it's a pretty good school with a good learning environment. The only problem I had all year was the kids, some were very rude. I was once told that I was going to be jumped and the people in this school tend to like to start a lot of rumors about people

- submitted by a student
no rating March 08, 2008
This is my first year at Bailey middle school. I honestly think this school could be so much better. But they need way more dicipline. I have already got cussed out by two students this year, rite infront of staff. I would recommend not to send your child to bailey, it is not a safe school what so ever.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 13, 2008
I'm currently a student at Bailey MS. I think ii is one of the best middle schools there is. The staff and teachers are really nice and fair. They help you when you are having a hard time. The Band thou is one of the best in the nation and I would know because i'm in the WInd Ensemable. So i say if your child loves music or enjoys sports Bailey is the school to go to.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 04, 2008
Bailey has great potential. The new Vice Principal is great. My biggest dissapointment has been the Principal's decision to not really have PreAP classes (the students who are not PreAP are placed with the students who are). I would love to see more parents get involved and voice their opinion.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 19, 2007
Within the last two years I have been very disappointed with Bailey. I see so much potential and yet the school has become a school where the kids are so compartmentalized and not given any real opportunities to enhance their creative and academic growth. They have, and did have, some outstanding teachers but because of the poor leadership of the principal the school continues to lack in academic excellence and energy. The school does not prepare the students for the fast pace curriculum of High School PreAP courses and spends too much time on issues that do not benefit the school as a whole. If you want a school with diversity and academic challenge, this is not the school. It has the potential to be one but at this time it does not.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2006
Bailey MS is NOT the place to send children that enjoy excelling academically. On more than one occasion my child was pulled aside and asked to visit the principals office, for violating school guidelines on attire. The outfit being worn, on both occasions, was SCHOOL ISSUED. This is only one example of the problems caused by the general lack of communication between school administrators and teachers. The inability of the Bailey staff to effectively communicate led to a chaotic year for my child, and frustration at home. If I could do the 2005-2006 school year over, I'd avoid Bailey MS.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2006
This was my child's first year at Bailey. I was really satisfied with the 6th grade Ass't. Principal--she is wonderful and communicated with me in all situations--and thay have excellent band directors. However, I was disappointed because I had extreme difficultly communicating with the teachers and I feel that there is little value and importance attached to the students and parents. I also developed the overall feeling that teachers are allowed to believe they are neither responsible nor accountable for student success. Being a teacher myself, I consider this a very poor attitude among teachers and administrators.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2006
This was the first year at Bailey for two of my children. The teachers and staff are truely outstanding. Bailey works hard to keep the children safe and my kids felt safe everyday. I received a lot of positive feedback from the teachers to let me know how my children were doing throughout the year. We had a wonderful year and we are so glad that our children are going to a school that has high standards.

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June 16, 2006
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June 11, 2006
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June 03, 2006
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June 03, 2006
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February 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Most teachers are very good and communicative. Principal is not open to parent suggestions/recommendations. Students should be given more guidance regarding whether or not to pursue high school courses while in middle school. Students must be very careful with belongings as theft is a significant problem.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
Lack of discipline. If I had it to do over again, I would not choose Bailey as the school to send my children.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
Lack of parent involvement generally and particularly when there is a problem. Defensive, unhelpful and oblivious! Very poor organization. First option always suspension without parental notification or discussion or involvement. Lack of creativity in the managemnt of children and parents. It their way or the highway. Can be petty and dislike and actively discourage pupil self expression. It always because it means its gang related. If you have a choice and want an education go elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 16, 2005
Bailey is a wonderful school with teacher who work hard to keep their students working hard and learning. While there are some teachers whom I don't see eye to eye with, they all provide a warm climate seen throughout the school.

- submitted by a teacher
February 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2004
The women in the office gossip so much that they lost one of the best campus officers that could ever be. The new stricter rules of the principal has done away with all the fun things that the students looked forward to each year. I have never experienced such rudeness with the vice principals and counselors at any other school. I am glad my daughter is now moved on to another school.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2004
Ms. Hankins is an outstanding principal. She inherited a school with many problems and is aggressively addressing them. My daugther is G/T and her experience at Bailey and with the Band program has been excellent. As a parent, I love the interaction Ms. Hankins encourages between faculty, staff, and parents. Ms. Hankins makes me feel I have close contact with my daughter and the school. She encourages emails from us, and will respond within 24 hours. The teachers are encouraged to do the same. I trust Ms. Hankins will do everything possible to make Bailey the exemplary school it deserves to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 03, 2004
The 6th grade teachers my child had were good and were very good about communicating with parents and students through the homework helpline, e-mail, and a website. I appreciated that very much. However, communication from the school in general is pathetic. The school desparately needs someone to do a newletter or maintain a current, helpful website. Also, information from counselors regarding course choices has been very disappointing. The counselors do not seem very well informed, especially about new courses.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2004
The principal has a great open door policy for parents. I have taken questions or concerns directly to her and received immediate attention and information related to my inquiries. Counselors and administrative staff are friendly and helpful. Core academic teachers over three years at this school have been 80% unbelievably outstanding, 15% quite good, 5% adequate to why are they still teaching. Fine Arts program is one of BEST in district: theatre, dance, band, orchestra achieve amazing results with students. A+++++ rating overall.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2004
This school is great if you want your student to learn from great teachers. The new principle has taken away fun activitys that made the school great, witch is a big disapointment. But overall this school is great and perfect for your children.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 04, 2003
I visited this school for the first time today and the process took a lot longer than I had expected. I was pointed in the right direction, but being new to the school I expected a more personal touch. After visiting the counselor in the hallway I sensed a private converstion in her office was not appropriate. I just got the feeling that the staff was either too busy or overworked to give us the individual attention we expected. Although enrollment is down for this school I would need a positive experience at Bailey before I'd consider enrolling my children there.

- submitted by a parent
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Bailey Middle School
4020 Lost Oasis Hollow, Austin, TX  78739
(512) 414-4990
Last modified Bailey Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bailey Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top