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About This School

Harry M. Bailey Middle School is a public middle school in West Haven. 991 students go to Harry M. Bailey Middle School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 56% of the 991 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Harry M. Bailey Middle School is 12:1. Our Lady of Victory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 46%
Hispanic 30% 24%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 47%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Best school ever I'm in 8th grade and this school is awesome just too much bullying like I'm gay but I can't express it cause I will be made fun of 10/23/2013

  • (1 year ago)

    I love my school its so awesome I'm going 8th grade and so far this school is great only problem is too crowded and u only have 3min to get to your next class.

  • (2 years ago)

    Bailey Middle School used to be a great school. It worked well alongside Carrigan to split up the two parts of West Haven. Now it is our only choice if we would be in 7th or 8th grade. It doesn't have the same great teachers or their standards as before. Now Bailey Middle School is mediocre with only half its greatness as years ago. Kids today that live in West Haven wouldn't have a choice on where to go to if they didn't get into a Magnet School. This I find to be unfair.

  • (2 years ago)

    Unfortunately if you plan to send your child to public school in West Haven Bailey Middle School is your only option for 7th and 8th grade if you are not fortunate enough to get your child into a magnet. The principal is abrasive and not an instructional leader. Parents are made to feel like intruders in the school (if you are even allowed in the door). A few really excellent teachers many mediocre to poor who seem to believe that presenting and grading is the same thing as teaching. Very much a "sink or swim" mentality among most of the staff- if the student doesn't understand something that is considered a student deficit rather than a potential teaching problem/dilemma.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachersw and staff at this school are amazing they are all very caring people who really take the time to get to know each child as an individual and all the staff do their best to help these children succeed The environment is very friendly and helps kids show a positive attitude becasue they feel goo dabout learning

  • (6 years ago)

    We come from the bronx and i can't believe how caring and concerned these teachers are at Bailey. Teachers are willing to help students. even if it means to stay afterschool in turtor. What else can you ask for. My daughter was failing and now amazing she is a B+ student. I thought i would never see this. I was also amazed to hear from the PTA welcoming us. It's a good feeling. From the nurse to administration in personnel they're helpful.

  • (6 years ago)

    i like bailey its an ok school. i have alot of cool friends there. the teachers are really helpful and supportive! its a great school to go to its my second home.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is in seventh grade. My son graduated two years ago and is now in Notre Dame High school. I was very impressed with the quality of education in Bailey Middle School. The leadership was strong and very aware of adolescent issues. The teachers were energized and very talented. The principal hired well and had high expectations of the children and staff. My son was very prepared for a high school where the best and brightest attend. The PTA was strong and caring. What else could I ask for?

  • (7 years ago)

    As an eighth grader at Bailey I would say it's a pretty good school. However because of the budget issue the sports were taken out and there are less activites to join. That's the only problem this school has to work on. -Alice

  • (8 years ago)

    I guess Bailey is an ok school its' not the funnest or best but u can get what needs to be done and thats about it. There are really not alot extracurricular activites.

  • (8 years ago)

    The difference of ethnicity in this particular school is normal I'd have to say. There are an efficient amount of extracurricular activities and a few after school programs to choose from.

  • (10 years ago)

    As an 8th grader at Bailey MS I love it. The teachers care about each student as an individual. You arent judged by teachers or students. The enviroment for learning is wonderful. I have learned so much from my years at bailey ms. The teachers are wondeful. The principal can at times be a little selfish but he tries to make the learing fun. The assistant principal is also wonderful. She also cares about each student.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is the worst school in West Haven the principal doesn't care about anyone but himself he not only treats the children horrible but he also treats his staff the same way. There are fights all the time and the teachers are only there for their paycheck and nothing more. It's the most horrible experience your child will go through. I have a neice and two nephews that are in high school now and when asked what was there worst time of their lives they all say the same thing their middle school years at Bailey. It was the worst as far as teachers and their class mates were mostly all in trouble all the time. They had no control in that school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that these children work way too work and need more fun activities. They need more field trips for all grades mostly the 6th grade. The school needs to be more cleaner.

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