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I want to take a few minutes to share some recent data regarding our academic performance this past year.  I'll start back in 2013 where we ended the year with 67.8% of our students on grade level.  This year we increased for the 6th consecutive year to 87% performing at or above grade level.  In addition, Bailey has exceeded yearly student growth expectations for the 6th straight year and demonstrated the highest growth for all schools in CMS with a +12.78 index.  As a point of reference, schools performing at a +2.0 index or better are considered to have exceeded growth expectations.  Over the past 6 years, Bailey students and staff have been in the top ten percent for growth across the state with a cumulative total of +46.7 growth index points during this time.  Our positive growth index scores in conjunction with the increased percentage of students on or above grade level has also allowed Bailey to maintain our "A" letter grade rating for the 4th straight year in North Carolina.   Furthermore, we are most proud of our subgroup growth with 7 of our 8 subgroups scoring at a +4.0 growth index or higher this past year (1. African American, 2. White, 3. Hispanic, 4. Asian, 5. Students with Disabilities, 6. Economically disadvantaged, and 7. English Language Learners).  Additionally, two of these subgroups (African American  at +6.27 and Economically Disadvantaged at +7.76) increased from a letter grade from a C to a B measured by their growth and grade level proficiency.  Finally, I want to recognize our students with disabilities and the teachers who serve them as this group grew +7.38 growth index points and 11 letter grade points, which is quite an accomplishment.   As we move into this year, we still have room to grow and get better, yet I really felt it necessary to pause and celebrate our kids and teachers for continuing the tradition of great teaching and learning at Bailey.


Create a Great Day,


Chad O. Thomas 





  • November 4th Bailey Performing Band Concert- Hough High - 7 pm 

  • November 8th Veteran's Day Celebration - 9:30 am - Bailey Gym 

  • November 8th National Junior Honor Society Applications Due 

  • November 10th Reflections Contest deadline 

  • November 12th PTSA Board Meeting - 4:30 pm - Media Center 

The Bailey School Store Needs You!

The Bailey School Store needs volunteers every school morning from 8:45 - 9:15 to help sell PE shirts, etc. to students. Please sign up through the link if you are able to help 




*As a reminder, students should be showing you their agenda at least once each week (hopefully daily).  They should be using their agenda to stay organized and to track their progress with grades each week.  Parents are being ask to sign the agenda once each week in the designated location that your Bronco can identify for you.  Students have an entire week to get this completed so please coordinate a time each week to review and sign their agenda.*

Bailey Student Services Needs Your Input

As a way to support our families this school year the Bailey Student Services Department wants to hear from you.  This year Support Staff will be offering a variety of different services but want to know what parent preferences will be.  


Please complete this brief survey to let our Support Staff know how best to support you and your students this school year  https://forms.gle/LUy6EJpXKwYyzKV27.  


Also, please note that the Bailey Student Services Website has moved to the following address  https://sites.google.com/cms.k12.nc.us/bailey-student-services-dept/home.  Thank you and have a great day.


BMS Student Services Department

Veterans Day


Our Veterans Day Celebration will be held in the school gym on November 8th at 9:30 a.m.  


Please RSVP to teresa.lester@cms.k12.nc.us if you plan to attend.


Please invite any local veterans.

National Junior Honor Society 


Bailey's National Junior Honor Society applications are now available for 7th graders.


Seventh graders with all As every quarter of 6th grade and the first quarter of 7th grade who would like to apply for membership in Bailey's National Junior Honor Society can find the application and the cover letter on the following GoogleSite:




Application Due Date is November 8, 2019. 

Bailey Performing Band 


The Bailey MS Performing Band will be giving a Preview Concert on November 4, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the William A. Hough HS Auditorium. The students are preparing for their performance at the NC Music Educators Professional Development Conference on November 11, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The band was selected by blind audition to perform at the conference. This is the highest honor for a middle school band in the state of North Carolina. 


Welcome to Bailey Middle School! 


Tours begin in the front lobby of our school and usually last about 45minutes-1 hour. The tours are led by a parent volunteer and our student leaders in the tour guide club. Future students are welcome on the tour. All prospective parents are required to sign in at our welcome desk and will be issued a pass for the tour. We have multiple tour dates available. Please check the upcoming tour dates and come along on a tour with us to see why we love being a part of Bailey.


Upcoming tour dates:

Nov. 13

Nov. 20

Dec. 11







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