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9-12
Public district
Mobile, AL
Students enrolled: 1,591
 

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3900 Pleasant Valley Rd
Mobile, AL 36609

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(251) 221-3084
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March 06, 2015
Davidson athletics have changed my child's life. The coaches and administrators are an amazing team.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2013
This school has probably been the worst school I've had the displeasure of attending. The halls, floors, and classrooms are always dirty. If you sit down on the floor and you get up, you will see that you have all sorts of dirt and particles on your pants/shirt/whatever you sat on. It always smells in the hallways and the school has litter all over the place outside and the building is about 50 years old and HASN'T been remodeled or renovated. Paint chips off of the walls all the time and in one of my classrooms, part of the ceiling even caved in and fell, but no one ever fixed it! I never see the janitors doing any work at school either. They just mill around outside. I had a few really good teachers that I liked, but the classroom was awful. The students refused to actually listen and learn, which makes it harder for other people who want to do well in class. The environment was really negative, and no one really cared about class, even in an honors/advanced classroom! Don't go to school here and don't send your children here. I hated it with a passion and as soon as I could, I switched schools at semester. Just don't do it.

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2012
Davidson is really three schools. There are the mainstream students, then there are the students who apply to and are accepted into the International Baccelaureate Program (IB) or the Engineering Pathways Integred Curriculum (EPIC). In my opinion if your child is preparing for college classes there are only three public high schools worth attending in Mobile- Phillips, Murphy, and Davidson (The elite public school is the Alabama Academy of Math & Science, but it is a boarding school with highly competitive slots). IT DOESN"T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE. I know parents who drive their children in from surrounding rural communities. However, all the slots in the IB and EPIC programs are competitive. Once accepted if you can't maintain a 60% average and show self disciplne, you're out- and there are three students waiting to take your place. My boys have had no problem meeting these requirements. My youngest scored 100% on his state math exam and is already tapped by Duke University's TIP program. I am a strong believer in Mobile's Magnet School Program.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2012
Awful awful awful is all I can say! Everyone in the office was helpful when enrolling but after that they are just rude! 12 phone calls to principal that were NEVER returned. Two lunch hours spent in office trying to talk to someone, wasted! Trying to get answers is a total waste of time. The best decision I can possibly make is to remove my child asap!

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2011
My daughter has had the BEST experience here. I know she's going to cry at graduation, which isn't something she does too often. Go Warriors!

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2011
I love this school. Davidson High School has challenged me academically, introduced me to a diverse variety of culture, and caused me to grow over all as an individual. I could not have gone to a better high school.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2011
As a senior, I can say that this school has helped me a lot. It has sufficiently prepared me for college. They offer Honors, A.P. and I.B. courses. Don't take regular classes unless you like being around hooligans, but that is the same at all public high schools. In Mobile County, Davidson is one of two high schools to offer the International Baccalaureate program. The other school is Murphy. However, if your child is interested in taking I.B. classes, then they should go to Davidson because of the smaller class sizes and therefore better one-on-one help. Murphy's I.B. class is much larger than Davidson. As of 2011, there are 7 senior I.B. seniors at Davidson as compared to 30 something at Murphy. The A.P. classes are excellent as well. However, if your child is interseted in taking Honors Classes, then they won't be challenged at all. Davidson's EPIC Program is good if your child wants to know what an engineer does.

- submitted by a student

February 01, 2011
Come experience the Davidson Difference. Our school has an energized and caring faculty that will push students to be better communicators and thinkers each year. The International Baccalaureate (IB), Pre-Engineering (EPIC), and Advanced Placement (AP) programs are the best in the area with outstanding test results and successful graduates. Come check us out and you will see the Davidson Difference!

- submitted by a teacher

October 05, 2010
This school is fantastic I graduated there and my Uncle works at the school 2 i'm homebound A teacher comes 2 my house and teaches me all the books came from Davidson it's A wonderful school!!!

- submitted by a student

February 17, 2010
Excellent! Both my sons are students in the EPIC program. Great AP and honors classes. Discipline seems to be kept under control especially in the advanced classes. They have received an education.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2009
My son is loving his first year of high school. He is in the EPIC program and enjoys it. He loves marching band and now they are getting into symphonic band. The parents and teachers I have met are great. I am pleased as punch I chose this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
W.P.Davidson has many amazing academic programs. They are strict, but fair, and is on of the best schools in America. They are true, just, and care for their students. All they want is what's best for their students.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2009
Administration knows the students. They work very hard to keep discipline a priority in the school.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2009
The EPIC (Engineering Pathways Integrated Curriculm) has been perfect for my son this year (9th grade). The teachers he has had have been great! The staff is great. I highly recommend this school and I am not an easy person to persuade.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2009
Davidson has been one of the best kept secrets in Mobile, but the word is getting out. Our Engineering program serves as the model for high school engineering programs across the state. We serve a wide variety of students in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Whether a students are simply looking for a high school diploma to start work or the military or they want a first rate preparation for college, Davidson is the place to come.

- submitted by a teacher

September 05, 2008
Super school that has allowed our child to be an Honor Student, Robotics Team National champion, and so much more. The Principal deserves six stars. The key to this school is participation, parents, teachers, principal and students. Everyone's child should deserve the opportunities provided. .W. p.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 07, 2008
I love DHS. The atmosphere is pleasant and the teachers are among the best in the nation. The student body is unique in that you can find kids from around the world all working towards academic excellence. Like any school there are students who are not there for self-improvement, but somehow the teachers motivate most of them. My son has received the best education that my tax dollars have already paid for. Even given the choice of other public and private schools in the county, we chose DHS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 09, 2008
I went to Davidson for my junior year. Moving from a totally different environment I thought that I could be accepted easily. I was wrong. The teachers seemed as if they were tired of the students. The uniform policy was bogus. The only good thing about the school was lunch and the sports (football). Other than that, I am happy that I do not attend there anymore.

- submitted by a student

June 26, 2007
WP Davidson High School is very diversities in all races of students and extracurricular activities as we have soccer team, basketball team, football team, Nation Guard, VE team, Band cheer leaders, art and musical drama department. There is also a lot of different clubs that students can be involved it at Davidison High School.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2005
Two of my two sons graduated from Davidson in the last five years. Davidson provided a great mix of academic and extracurricular activities for both of them. One son has gone on to medical school and the other will graduate from a fine engineering program next year. I believe the experiences that my sons had at Davidson truly influenced their later academic experiences in a very positive way.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2005
I went to Davidson in 2003 all i learned how to do is tuck my shirt in thats all the teacher are to worried bout u being in uniform i seen teachers refuse to let students in there class room beacuse of their uniform.

- submitted by a student

April 30, 2005
I graduated from Davidson in 2003, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The teachers of the AP and Honors classes inspired me everyday, and now I am a sophomore in college working toward a double degree in Secondary Science Education and Biology. My future in education is mostly credited to the teachers at Davidson, and if I could choose a school at which to work, Davidson would be at the top of my list.

- submitted by a student

April 22, 2005
I graduated from davidson, and with out the help of my teachers and the guidence counselors i wouldnt be on my way to the United States Naval Academy. Michael Hatch

- submitted by a student

March 30, 2005
This school would be better of with a new Principal. Im glad its my last year i feel like i have wasted 4 years here.

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2005
As a student of Davidson high school i dont like this school its not the best school to be id rather be at another school.

- submitted by a student

May 16, 2004
Davidson was a wonderful experience. It has caring and motivated teachers and a diverse student population. Both of my daughters flourished in its nurturing environment. One of the teachers even called my husband at work to ensure that he knew of my daughter's failing test grade! (That was a new experience.) Davidson's commitment to excellence is second to none. I recommend it highly.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2004
My child has enjoyed every minute he has had since he started at Davidson. We were especially impressed with the Student Government at the school. Before he began we were introduced to the SGA President, Albert Gremse, who was extremely welcoming and told my son of many different opportunities at Davidson. He helped my son open many doors that enhanced his overall high school experience, and he was a wonderful influence on him. Any parent would be extremely impressed with the atmosphere at W. P. Davidson High School.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2004
Davidson has provided my daughter wonderful opportunities in all areas. The AP and honors classes are excellent. The band is outstanding and the leadership at Davidson is very personable.With 13 public high schools in Mobile, and multiple private schools, it is hard to choose. However, the group of students choosing Davidson for the band program, academic program, and athletic program, is the true statement of how people feel about the school.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2004
I was a student at Davidson. I enjoyed most of it but if you arent an Honors or Advanced Student you will basicly get Second-Class treatment. Violence is on the rise but thats probably anywhere these days. If your child gets involved in the activities(band, sports,clubs,etc.) then they'll have a better experience.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2003
Excellent opportunties to develop multiple talents, whether they are academic, athletic, arts, community service, leadership or others.

- submitted by a parent

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WP Davidson High School
3900 Pleasant Valley Rd, Mobile, AL  36609
(251) 221-3084
Last modified WP Davidson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
WP Davidson High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top