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3420 Carter Hill Rd
Montgomery, AL 36111

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May 10, 2015
I have to say, my time at JD was very interesting. I started in 2009 as a sophomore to 2012 as a senior. I've had some great classes, and I've had some terrible classes. Honestly, it really depends on what kind of teacher you have. I've had teachers that just gave us busy work and then I've had teachers who really want you to learn and prepare you for college and life. The administration constantly changed, which made the school unstable. I feel like the school could get a better reputation if it had a stable, long time principal and if the teachers there would collectively be proactive in the student's education. Yes, some of the students are unruly, but that honestly does not affect how you could learn at JD. As long as the student is diligent in their work, they should succeed just fine. The only thing I would want to see from JD is more resources for students like having career fairs and more tutoring offered for struggling students.

- submitted by a student

October 26, 2013
Worst school in the county. Teachers, asst principals, and the principal do not have the interest of the students at heart. Their main agenda is to suspend; for everything. If you can afford a private school or have the ability to homeschool please RUN, not walk from this place!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2013
This school should be closed down. The teachers teach directly from the book and have no idea what they're doing.

- submitted by a community member

July 27, 2013
i was at jd for ninth grade now finna be a sophomore but i only give this school a three because it wasnt so bad but not all that good either but hey we cant let the rotten apples spoil everything because this school was once a good school and it aint the only bad school either but we currently finna have a new principal so things proably get better or worse. #sophomore

- submitted by a community member

March 13, 2013
This school is horrible now. I am here for my ninth grade year. The students are rowdy. The administration treats everyone like inmates and never lets anyone do anything. The teachers act like they don't care about what happens to you or your future. The test scores are atrocious and it seems like many of the freshmen are failing

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November 14, 2008
I graduated from JD and was shocked to see how much this school had changed. They used to have a excellent band program and now it was something totally different. I would have never thought JD would take a turn for the worst.

- submitted by a parent
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October 01, 2008
For the June 4th commenter, it is the responsiblity of the student to get scholarships and/or communicate that they need assistance to the guidance office. I graduated in '07 and I am a sophmore at AUBURN, I have a 3.87 GPA. Jeff Daivs is One of the BEST *public* high schools in Montgomery... If u struggling, U need to step yo game up!!!

- submitted by a student

September 19, 2008
I use to attend Jefferson Davis. I found it to be a great enviroment to learn because they had a lot of classes that most schools in montgomery dont offer.

- submitted by a community member

August 01, 2008
I currently go to Jefferson Davis and it is better than some and worse than some. this is my senior year and for me it has been ok. I can't say that for everybody. Some of the teachers need to go easy on some of the students, not everybody learns the sameway. I have seen so many times where a teacher goes off or gets an attiude with a student for not understanding something. Some of the teacher dont even seem qualified for their job. There are some good teachers, who care about you and will help you.

- submitted by a student

June 04, 2008
This isn't a school for a student who wants to get a good understanding of knowledge. Very few teachers are even highly qualified. Also the chances of getting a great scholarship to a great school is close to none. Tests provided by the state, compared to other high schools, are horrible. A student has a better chance of teaching his of her self. A lot of other 'moral issues' plague J.D. as well. That's my opinion on J.D., but another person may think otherwise.

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2006
I attended JD last year..The teachers are awsome.. very helpful... some things could be better, but we cant blame all teachers or staff for it.. over all JD is an experince.. for any student..

- submitted by a student

March 03, 2006
I am a proud parent of a student who attends JD. A school is only as strong as it's support system such as community and parents. JD has great partners in the community and the potential to grow even greater. This school offers great programs in academics, the arts, extracurricular activites, and this school promotes good social behavior. The academic curriculum is fashioned to meet the needs of all students and to challenge all levels of those who wish to take advantage of it. Our Parent-Teacher Organization is not very strong and is an area that needs some TLC. The rate of students passing the graduation exam is improving and the number of graduates have improved after a couple of shaky years. We all go through transitional periods and this school will be a flagship school in Montgomery with continued focus on the students.

- submitted by a teacher

January 15, 2006
Ey I im a sophmore at JD and by far its the best school in Montgomery period! We have the best program around. I play football and I say we are going to win state this coming up season. We had a very good shot this last season if the school zone scandals wouldnt had went down. Everything is up to par you must make the best out of these years. The only fault in JD is the attitudes of everyone, but ey people arent nice anyways.

- submitted by a student

September 01, 2005
This is my first year at JD and I am truely enjoying it. I got great teachers and great classes.I take Jr.ROTC and I love it,and it gets me pump for school every day.

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2005
This is my daughter first year at Jefferson Davis. We had a lot of paper work to filled out and I gave my e-mail address to all of her teacher and not one has even e-mail me once. I went on line to see if I could e-mail her teacher, but none of her teachers names were listed. We have no ideas when there's a Parenting meeting. I think my daughter is doing OK but could do better if she's able to pace herself better. Also, if the students are not doing great in the class they should be able to do extra work or take more tests to try to make-up so they will be able to pull that particular grade up to a passing grade. Parent need to make sure they are involved in their child daily studies.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2005
I am a former student of jeff davis (class of 2002). This was the best high school to attend in montgomery. Of course jd isn't perfect, but what school doesn't have its faults overall? A lot of students say that it was 'weak.' Those same students weren't involved in none of the many extracurricular activities. It's what you make of it and i made the best of it while i was there.I would go back and relive those days in a heartbeat.In closing and as a former band student,go marching volunteers!

- submitted by a student

January 20, 2005
I currently attend JD and overall it's a pretty nice school. The teachers could teach more then what they have been doing. A lot of kids have been going to summer school because of the lack of committment of the teachers to try and help us. The parent particpation is very low. A lot of these kids think that they are old enough to handle themselves when it comes to their work. So they will tell their parents that they are doing what it takes to do what they need to do. But when report cards come out it's a different story.

- submitted by a student

November 26, 2004
I am a graduate of JD, class of 99. Academically I would say that JD is one of the top schools in Montgomery. Class sizes could be smaller, and some teachers should go back to high school themselves. JD has a great extra curricular program, including an outstandidng music department which Mrs. Rebecca Schofner was in charge of during my years, and a great school to work program as well. Dicipline could have been tighter and parent involvement could have been alot better.

- submitted by a student

August 11, 2004
Jefferson Davis High School is a good school with a few problems. We've had several kids attend JD, and no one has ever had a bad experience. The kids enjoy the activities and the experience.

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2004
I currently go to Jeff Davis and I don't really recommend it to anyone... there is lack of any control in most of the classes and the graduation lines are getting shorter and shorter every year. Some of the teachers do try, though. This school represents the true state of the Montgomery Public School system..it's going down and down the drain!

- submitted by a student
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Jefferson Davis High School
3420 Carter Hill Rd, Montgomery, AL  36111
(334) 269-3712
Last modified Jefferson Davis High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jefferson Davis High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top