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Bailey Middle9

Cornelius, NC | Mecklenburg County


November 22, 2014

Our son is in his third year at Bailey (and we've got two more who will be there soon). We are very happy with Bailey Middle School. The teachers and staff are smart and professional. There are many extracurricular opportunities. The curriculum is challenging and my son will be well prepared for high school. Principal Thomas is caring, professional and the students know he has high expectations for them. Yes, there are more kids per class than a private school. But the students are separated into teams and each team has their own teachers. The teachers know how to manage the class and they also offer help times outside of class so they get to know the kids. And the students learn to be independent, responsible and get help when they need it. These are life skills that translate to future success. On to Hough next year and we are excited! It is disheartening to read unbalanced negative critiques thrown out there for all to see which are unfair and skew the rating, IMO. More parents need to submit a review and express what a great school Bailey really is.

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October 6, 2014

Kids and parents all together being bullied by staff? Yes, it does happen at this school. This school is all about test grades, end of story - not about getting an education. The teachers will discriminate based on their likes and dislikes. Do not get fooled by school rating, its only a facade.

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March 19, 2014

Bailey Middle School has been a great experience for my 7th grader. They have done an excellent job since he bagan there in 6th grade. The teachers are creative in the classroom and the principal is always visible. There are a lot of ways to get involved for both students and parents. I have always found the staff to be attentive to my needs. I would highly recommend Bailey.

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February 10, 2014

Bailey middle school is probably the craziest school I've ever seen. My daughter has friends there and makes good grades despite the school. Bullies everywhere from staff to students. I've contacted the superintendent of the school with no help. My daughter is leaving the school, due to the bullying from staff and student. After tons of complaints the self righteous principal will do nothing to correct his staff and after getting the police involved the bully has been pointed out. But I will home school her until high school age.

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November 25, 2013

My 7th grader and I really like this school. The teachers, staff, volunteers and kids are friendly, polite and attentive. They are teaching our children well. Thank you!

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October 24, 2013

BMS got modulars this year due to the overcrowding. Many students came from IB, charter, and private schools because they've learned the education being received is more valuable from Bailey. The school's PTSA encourages parental involvement, and Mr. Thomas is a communicative, approachable principal.

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October 4, 2013

New Principal since July 2012 and things are incredible. I have two kids here and they teachers have been fabulous. Have the best team of teachers I can remember any of my 4 kids having. Chad Thomas (principal) encourages involvement by all, proactively keeps parents informed and seeks input, is appreciative of volunteers and fosters a real sense of team among students, faculty and parents. My kids are proud to be Bailey Broncos!

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October 3, 2013

My son moved there this year and we love it! He finally likes going to school, thank you teachers and staff! They are friendly and responsive from the moment you enter, and they handle problems immediately while informing the parents right away. Wonderful school.

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February 6, 2013

We love Bailey Middle. My older child went to Bailey for all 3 years and now my second child is there. The teachers are great and my children have gotten a top notch education. My older son is in all honors/AP classes at the high school and he was very well prepared by the teachers at Bailey. Like any big middle school, there are behavior issues, but we have had great experiences and this is my 4th year with a child Bailey.

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June 12, 2012

There are no AP classes at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius NC. There are honors classes, but no AP. However, there are some REALLY good teachers at Bailey, but unfortunatlythere are a few REALLY bad ones that can spoil the school year for your child. The bad ones get away with behavior that in the work world would have had us fired and out the door within minutes. I think of it as the Pat-Pat, Slap-Slap school. Some teachers are going to say really kind things and inspire your child, and some teachers are going insult, tease and make fun of students, and if you talk to them they may even do it to you. Good Luck!

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March 21, 2012

My son actually loves this school! He says the teachers are fantastic and he's in all AP Classes. He also loves the Lamas Team and being on the orchestra!

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March 20, 2012

My child is a seventh grader at Bailey and we are equally as thrilled this year, as we were last year. Our sixth grade team of teachers were outstanding in every way and we are finding seventh grade equally as wonderful, if not even better. My child loves every teacher and the teachers find a way of relating to the students and making each student feel counted. My child is striving academically, thanks to this great group of hard working teachers. I can't say enough! Bailey is a great school and we feel lucky to call it our own! I can just say,"Keep up the Great work Bailey!" Go Broncos!

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January 5, 2012

Bailey Middle School scores high with 6th grade students and parents. It's the passion and caring of the 6th grade teams that brings parents and students to Bailey, but once they enter the 7th and 8th grade teams it leaves them running and screaming for the door. All too often do I hear stories of passionless teachers, snide and insulting comments made to students by teachers, teachers not standing up for students being bullied, and countless scenarios in which the adults "in charge" undermine the success of an individual. I think the Principal at this school has a strong vision and mission for her students, but has a few on the payroll that are not getting the message. Why do we keep teachers that don t set the example, or guide our youth with passion? Why keep teachers when they have preformed as immaturely as the students they teach? While I do believe that my child is receiving a good education, I know that once we entered the upper grades the caring and passion was lost, and we were repeatedly told "We are preparing them for High School." Come on Bailey Middle... Really?

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December 7, 2010

Allow me to preface my statement: Yes, I am a person of color and no, I do not find racism in all situartions. I am a graduate of Marquette University and my husband is a college graduate as well. We are new to this school. The demographic at this school, per Great Schools is 75% white, 14% Afrcan American and 9% Hispanic. However, this demographic is not representative in the cheerleading or basketball teams. In fact, at this time, there are no children of color on the cheerleading team. From the photos I've seen of past teams, there is a huge lack of children of color represented in the photos. I have yet to see what will happen with the spring sports, band, and chorus. I did note that there were several African American boys on the football team, although again, the team was majority white. I find it hard to believe that there are not more children of color that can qualify for cheerleading or basketball. Not sure what is going on here but it is quite concerning.

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November 22, 2010

Academics are probably similar to other middle schools in the district, but the biggest problem at Bailey is the way the asst. principals routinely scream at the kids. (I do mean scream; one AP loses her voice every week or two from screaming.) If one student breaks a rule, all 100 or more in the group are yelled at and are punished with "silent lunch" or other restrictions. The kids learn that they will be punished and yelled at whether they do right or wrong. The principal and her boss have been alerted to this unprofessional way of treating students, but it continues. We left Bailey after 2 years of hoping it would improve and being continually disappointed. Several other honor roll students also left the school, in favor of private or charter schools.

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