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Bob Bailey Middle School hopes reopening will improve education

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Bob Bailey Middle School hopes reopening will improve education

By Victoria Spilabotte. CREATED Aug 28, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Bob Bailey Middle School is kicking off the new school year with a special goal: Improving student achievement.

There are plenty of fresh faces on campus for the grand reopening ceremony.

The school is considered a turnaround school. These schools are historically under performing and get a complete makeover.

On Thursday, students celebrated the start of what's to be a better school year. With a ribbon cutting ceremony, faculty and staff celebrated what they're calling the reopening of Bailey Middle School.

The special ceremony helped kick off the start of a new school year.

As a turnaround school, students are going to notice a lot of changes. The school is given extra resources to help boost student achievement.

Students at this school have historically scored low in math and reading. So there been a complete overhaul of the staff. There are new teachers and a new principal who said his goal is to really reach out to students.

One of the other things they've done is added an extra class period so students can get extra help in the subjects where they're struggling.

CCSD said the turnaround model works in other schools. Test scores went up and attendance and behavioral problems went down.

The other schools designated turnaround this year are Manch Elementary School and Mountain View High School.

Victoria Spilabotte

Victoria Spilabotte

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Victoria Spilabotte is the weekend anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas, as well as a general assignment reporter.