Bailey Junior High was honored with the 2019 Texas Whole Child Aspiring School Award in late October during the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference in Irving. The school received a $2,500 grant for earning the award.
Bailey earned the award by ensuring a healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged learning environment for all students.
“I am so proud of my faculty and staff and their dedication to social and emotional learning,” Principal Tiffany Benavides said. “It is at the heart of everything we do at Bailey Junior High, and it is wonderful to see them recognized for their hard work! We make sure that every child on our campus feels loved, safe and valued!”
In August, Bailey, which serves students in seventh and eighth grades, received seven out of a possible seven distinctions from the Texas Education Agency. Those distinctions were for reading/ELA, science, math, social studies, top 25 percent student progress, top 25 percent closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness.
Arlington ISD is committed to growing whole and well-rounded young adults who are prepared to excel in college, career and beyond. The district’s mission is that every one of its more than 57,000 students will graduate exceptionally prepared for college, career and citizenship. With top educators, an outstanding core curriculum, a growing number of specialized programs and state-of-the-art facilities, the opportunities for all students from pre-K through high school are endless.