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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 





  • December 5th Character Ed- Perseverance 

  • December 9-10th Spring Play Auditions - 4:30-6:00 pm - Drama Room 

  • December 10th Bailey Band Performance - Hough High School - 6:30 pm 

  • December 13th Dance Showcase - 6:30-8:00 pm - see details above 

  • December 23-January 3rd 

  • Winter Break - No School 

  • January 8th Early Release Day - 1:15 pm dismissal 

  • January 20th No School 

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 




Annual Bailey Bake Shop


Attention all Bakers!


On December 18th, the PTSA will host the Annual Bailey Bake Shop.  We need your help in providing cakes, pies, cookies and other baked goodies to the Bailey staff.  

We would love to have each staff member take home an entire dessert to share with their family over the Holidays.

Please sign up below to provide a delicious holiday treat and/or volunteer to help on December 18th.



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:

Dec. 11

FBLA Announcement


Santa's Helpers is a community service partnership between Neighborhood Care Center of Cornelius and the Bailey MS FBLA club to provide food in the form of gift cards to locals in need. Last year we raised $870.00 in gift cards and gifts which helped 25 families.  


The Santa's Helpers Teens tree is in the school's front lobby. Santa's Helpers gift tags have been placed on the table beside the tree. The Neighborhood Care Center has requested "Walmart" gift cards only this year. Students wishing to participate must first have their parents complete a permission form allowing them to take a gift tag.  


Gift cards should be returned to the front office, attention Dr. Lester, by Thursday December18th.  Thank you in advance for supporting our community service project and for making Christmas a little brighter for local families who otherwise might not have food to eat.

Bailey Dance

4th Annual Holiday Dance Showcase


Raffle andSilent Auction Evening


 Friday December 13 6:30-8:00

Bailey Drama Auditions


Auditions for our Spring Play, Antony and Cleopatra will be Monday, Dec. 9th and Tuesday, Dec. 10th from 4:30-6PM in the Drama Room. 


Audition Scenes and Forms are on the Drama Bulletin Board in the Elective Hallway and on Ms. Klingman's weebly page,www.klingmantheatre.weebly.com. You only need to attend one of the audition days and you must have a completed audition form to audition.


If you have any questions, see Ms. Klingman.  






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