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Davis Bilingual Magnet School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 320 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2014

VERY, VERY scary for ANY child to attend this school. I was looking for a school to send my son and I wanted to go look around the school & try to get a tour, I finally found my way to the entrance parking & I ran into a young boy that was outside ALL ALONE, I passed by him and then went back asked what he was doing there & he said that he was fixing words on the sign, well I was there with him for as long as 40 minutes just to see if someone would come out & ask if HE was ok or what I needed, but NO ONE EVER came out, not even a monitor!! Very scary situation as the main road is right there where he was. Told him if I was a bad person, I could have taken him already & no one would have noticed him gone. This kid was sooo small that I covered him with my car, as it's small as well! I ended up driving away, I called to speak to the principle & was not able to talk to her, asked for an asst. principle but I was told that they don't have 1. Have not been able to talk to no one about my concern. DON'T send your kids here as they send them out to do ADULT work ALONE and have no idea about them. Again VERY SCARY!!!


Posted January 7, 2014

I went to this school from K-5 and I loved it. I want my daughter to go here as soon as she's old enough. They have an excellent Mariachi group here and I always loved the school carnivals.


Posted May 23, 2012

Davis is an excellent school! Sra. Rivas and Carrasco are great teachers!!! Children who do not speak Spanish at all. Can and will learn in both languages. Also children do art & physical education. Plus lot of other programs like guitar, trumpet, violin. Plus tutoring! It's very safe place and to Oury neighbour hood center is close by recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

Good school. Sadly though, school has serious dicipline issues--bullies go on without consequences. We will not be returning next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2009

After 15 years at Davis, we are sad to be leaving Davis Bilingual. All 4 of our children graduated from Davis. It is a wonderful community of learners. Davis produces well rounded students. The program focuses on each child becoming fluent in both English and Spanish. They have a strong focus on literacy in both languages. The after school program is second to none. The children are offered opportunities to learn mariachi (guitar, violin, trumpet) and to play in the Aguilitas de Davis. They offer folklorico, computers, chess club, a phenomenal art program, cooking, sports and more. We are proud to be part of the Davis community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

We love Davis and so does our child. We don't speak Spanish but are so proud of the great work that Davis does. Our little one sounds like a native speaker! They are also very good in teaching math, science, geography and social science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

It's a real community between parents and staff. It's amazing to see how students can master two languages well!


Posted November 3, 2007

I recently graduated from davis and that school is the best school ever parents and students will love it outstanding teachers and a wonderful principle


Posted May 24, 2007

My child went to this school and graduated it is an outstanding school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2005

My kids are just starting their 4th year at Davis Bilingual Magnet School. Davis is the only public elementary school in Tucson that has a Spanish dual language program. The entire Davis teaching staff was recently awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Arizona College of Education Alumni Council. This school also has a wonderful music program with the youngest performing mariachi group in Tucson. The teachers and staff are truly dedicated to their students and school. I would recommend Davis Bilingual to any family who would like their child(ren) to be exposed to multiculture, who has a strong desire for them to be bilingual and who is looking for a school that has a strong commitment to academics and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

My son attended Davis Bilingual last year for Kinder and will attend first grade this year. There are full time teachers aides, excellent teachers, a small school atmosphere, P.E., music and art and a strong PTA. I felt very welcome volunteering on a weekly basis and my son is learning to read, write, do simple math and learn Spanish. I highly recommend Davis Bilingual Magnet School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

Davis Bilingual has provided a great deal of new experiences to both of my daughters. They offer a great bilingual program and the kids are very proud to be bilinguals. They also offer a great music program. Children learn to play a variety of instruments, from guitars to violin and trumphet. They also offer an extended day program where the kids participate in different sessions such as cooking, folkloriko, sports, arts, computers and crochet. The parent involvement in the school is great. All staff members are great. Thanks to all of you at Davis! Great Job! Proud Mother
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

Davis Bilingual Middle School has been a great experience for me. I am a TA from The University of Arizona. The students, staff, teaching, and overall school has been a great experience. Through my experience it has been a safe learning environment with friendly people and positive environment. I would recommend this school for anyone interseting in enrolling their child in bilingual school.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 43%
White 11% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 W. St. Mary's Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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