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Bailey Bridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1470 students

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I was at Bailey Bridge Middle school the previous year for 6th grade and there are many aspects of school life which I enjoyed. I enjoyed almost all of my main 4 subject classes, except for Honors Science because it wasn't interactive enough because the teacher would put on Bill Nye and proceed to go on her phone. Honors 6th English was below my reading level, and we rarely practiced our writing skills. The gym classes are crowded and the atmosphere is very stressful. In my chosen elective class Chorus I go migraines because of the loud piano, and I felt left out. I think the school could improve by having smaller class sizes, and being more attentive to the students needs. They need make the classes more interactive so students can get the most out of their education.


Posted October 16, 2013

Wonderful, caring teachers, principal and staff!! Awesome organization and teaching!! The focus is always on your child and the children are always being taught about responsibility and respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2013

I am so happy that this is my child's last year at this school! We have lived in several places and this is the worst school I have ever seen! My child was bullied in 6th and 7th grades, but because the bullies were "popular kids", nothing was done to resolve the issue. My child is in all honors classes, but still receives projects that require them use color pencils and construction paper. I don't know the process to select kids for honors classes, but it needs to be evaluating the kids based on their grades and character and not just because a parent demands their child to be in those classes. Most of the kids are disruptive in class and it negatively affects kids who are really there to learn. There are rumors of "upper honors" classes, but no one in the administration will tell you about it. It must be reserved for a select few. This school is not heavily focused on academics, but there are some teachers that go above and beyond the call of duty. My suggestion to the school would be to streamline the honors classes selection process; focus more on academics; incorporate more IT with assignments; and properly address bullying issues even when a popular student is accused!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2012

IMA STUDENT AND THIS SCHOOL IS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!! THE TEACHERS ARE TERRIBLE EVERYTHING IS BAD THEY NEED TO EVALUATE WHAT TEACHERS THEY ARE USING MR.FENS AND MRS. SEARCY AND MRS. PEACOCK ARE THE WHORST TEACHERS EVER THEY NEED TO BE FIRED
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

Frustrated with BBMS admin, micro-managing students and making a big deal over nothing. School has its share of drug-users and bullies yet students get called out for writing on their hand. Promoting Scientology with their "Inspirational" posters on-line. They wonder why the students have a hard time learning, perhaps if they stop freaking out over the slightest thing and pay closer attention to the glassy-eyed and angry students, maybe the others can learn. Looking to re-locate just to get away from this Leftist school. Enroll your child at your own risk!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

I have had two children attend BBMS. Though it is a big school, every child is recognized and learning plans are individualized. There is something for everyone and a real feeling of community around the school. An enthusiastic principal is icing on the cake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

Hiring practices are very poor. This is Chesterfield Co, they are capable of getting better. Only desire is to fill holes fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

The teachers at BBMS go above and beyond. They will come in early for study sessions, they will stay late for tutoring, and this year they will take a 2% salary decrease due to the economy. It's hard to find such great dedication in a school now days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

There are some very positive things happening at Bailey Bridge Middle School. Unfortunately, their lack of adherence to IEPs and their refusal to provide necessary ED services are critical issues for any child with special education needs. I have found the administration to be not only uneducated about special education but to be condescending as well. They only seem to want parent input AFTER whatever they've tried doesn't work. Sad, really. And unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

Excellent school; teachers and administrators truly care about the students here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

What this school needs is a good role model....there are some very concerning things going on in this school. There are not enough safety measures and doors to offices should always be left open.............I have a genuine concern about the kids overall safety at this school. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

As a parent, I have been very disappointed with BBMS. My child will be leaving this school after attending for the last three years. My biggest complaint has been with the Special Education Department. Eighth grade has really been the first year that my child has gotten what she needed all along. We had to invite a parent advocate to attend an IEP meeting to make sure our child was receiving the appropriate services that were written on the IEP. Teachers have been very helpful this year and have communicated with us when there have been problems. For that we are truly thankful. I hope this comment will help those parents and students out there who need a little extra help with educational needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2010

I love Bailey Bridge Middle School! Officer Davis is the best role model ever for our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

I Love Bailey Bridge because the teacher and adminsator goes way beyond there duty to help the students, parents and each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

My child loves this school! she has lots of new friends and wonderful teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

This school is very nice and the summer acdemy really helped me. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2007

From a students point of view. I love bailey bridge, i am in 8th grade and i am sad to say it is my last year at bailey bridge. i will miss the school so very much when i go to high school. I have no complaints about bbms besides the new 'no flip flops' rule. But overall I love BBMS. this yesr i will be trying out for the girls soccer team, and i will be playing volley ball again. there is so much to choose from! I <3 BBMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2007

We have had 2 daughters attend BBMS and have been very pleased with not only the faculty and staff, but also the programs and classes offered. The music program is exceptional. The gifted programs and classes have been great. we feel our daughters have gotten a great education. We are please they email the school's morning announcements to us daily. The teachers are very communicative with the parents. A very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

My daughter attended BBMS in the 'all-girls' program until we moved to NC in December 2005. She loved the school, and I only wish we never had to move. The teachers were excellent, utilizing a very hands-on approach to learning. BBMS is an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

My daughter has attended Bailey Bridge for only two months now, but this is the happiest I have ever seen her. She is in the 'all girls' honors program, and she loves schools and all of her teachers. We are relocating to North Carolina, and I am the most distressed over taking her out of Bailey Bridge than anything else. I do not agree with the other comments at all. During my daughter's short time at Bailey Bridge, she has excelled, she is excited about learning, and she is engaged in extracurricular activities because the teachers encouraged her. The principal and administrative staff have been helpful, as well. We will truly miss this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students76%
Male students73%
Black students67%
Asian students87%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial71%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students77%
Female students74%
Male students80%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial83%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students78%
Black students71%
Asian students87%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial74%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students71%
Female students70%
Male students71%
Black students61%
Asian students71%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial86%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students77%
Male students73%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial84%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students89%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students81%
Female students78%
Male students85%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial95%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students87%
Female students90%
Male students84%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial94%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Access to sports fields
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School Leader's name
  • Kume Goranson

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Access to sports fields
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track

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Music
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  • Drama
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12501 Bailey Bridge Rd
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: (804) 739-6200

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