• Bailey Bridge Middle School6

    Midlothian, VA | Chesterfield County


    July 24, 2014

    I was at Bailey Bridge Middle school the previous year for 6th grade and there are many aspects of school life which I enjoyed. I enjoyed almost all of my main 4 subject classes, except for Honors Science because it wasn't interactive enough because the teacher would put on Bill Nye and proceed to go on her phone. Honors 6th English was below my reading level, and we rarely practiced our writing skills. The gym classes are crowded and the atmosphere is very stressful. In my chosen elective class Chorus I go migraines because of the loud piano, and I felt left out. I think the school could improve by having smaller class sizes, and being more attentive to the students needs. They need make the classes more interactive so students can get the most out of their education.

    October 16, 2013

    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.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 24, 2013

    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!

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    January 7, 2012


    Submitted by a parent

    November 4, 2011

    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!

    Submitted by a parent

    October 17, 2011

    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.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 6, 2011

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

    Submitted by a parent

    May 14, 2010

    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.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 4, 2010

    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.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 22, 2010

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

    Submitted by a parent

    March 2, 2010

    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. :(

    Submitted by a parent

    February 13, 2010

    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.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 2, 2010

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

    Submitted by a parent

    October 4, 2009

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

    Submitted by a parent

    October 2, 2009

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

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