School Details

Bailey Magnet School

1900 North State St, Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 960-5343

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 411 students 12 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bailey Magnet School is a public high school in Jackson. 411 students attend Bailey Magnet School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 87% of the 411 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bailey Magnet School is 12:1. Murrah High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 89%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Bailey Magnet is an awesome school that is rich and unique in its own right. As an early graduate I am pleased to know that so many of us have moved on to become outstanding leaders in several facets of life in Jackson and beyond. Recent and prospective graduates should learn from various alumni about the true spirit of Bailey during days of the Royal Knights. Bailey will always be in my heart.

  • (7 years ago)

    Bailey is a really great school. despite the area that the school is zone for. My child is doing really great in his classes I am getting great comments from his teacher. The principle support his staff and always really to listen to whatever parents have to say.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school I would recommend this school to any parent. Bailey involves the students and parents in the planning of the school. There are after school programs and extra help sessions to work with students that are behind. The principal engages in activities and give the students something to look forward to. He treats the students on a work and be rewarded basis. If there is any student behind the principal works with the teacher to help them catch up. I commend the staff and I know that this school will rise to the top. -Williams

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a horrible school. I would recommend no one to send their child or children to this school. The builiding is in horrible conditon. The principal is very rude. All of the 'learning' equipment is of low standards and the principal does not care at all.

  • (9 years ago)

    Bailey is a nice school with a nice learning environment. the students behave accordingly and they respect themselves and others. The teachers provide good help and they try to make students understand in any way that they can i would encourage any one to attend this school.

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  • Principal leadership
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