School Details

Bailey Bridge Middle School

12501 Bailey Bridge Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 739-6200
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1484 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
77%
74%
77%
86%
78%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
78%
75%
71%
66%
61%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
73%
71%
80%
76%
70%
87%
80%
62%
81%
75%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
75%
76%
100%
73%
76%

Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 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. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bailey Bridge Middle School is a public middle school in Midlothian. The principal of Bailey Bridge Middle School is Kume Goranson. 1,484 students go to Bailey Bridge Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 16% of the 1,484 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bailey Bridge Middle School is 18:1. Swift Creek Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 59%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 28%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    Hiring practices are very poor. This is Chesterfield Co they are capable of getting better. Only desire is to fill holes fast.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school; teachers and administrators truly care about the students here.

  • (4 years ago)

    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. (

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Bailey Bridge Middle School! Officer Davis is the best role model ever for our kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    I Love Bailey Bridge because the teacher and adminsator goes way beyond there duty to help the students parents and each other.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child loves this school! she has lots of new friends and wonderful teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very nice and the summer acdemy really helped me. I love this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attended the 2004-2005 school year in 6th grade. The teacher he had primarily was in her 1st year. We were very excited about the school and had the highest hopes. They were squelched when 1/2 way thruogh the 1st marking period we were told that our son might not pass the grade. This came as a great surprise primarily because it was far too soon to draw such a conclusion. After numerous meetings and a thorough evaluation done to appease the school our son was rated at a level which showed he wasn't being challenged enough. We believed that the teacher he had had written him off and we asked to have his team switched the school declined. I know that my son did not give 100% but that does not excuse the lack of cooperation we received. The class size did not help the situation.

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