I love the school,teachers and principal. My kid's can't wait to go to school. they love there teacher and principal.
I love the school, teachers and staff. The parent envolvement is phenamenal! my son cant get enough of the school!
Dr. Rafferty, the teachers, staff and parent involvment is what makes this school the tops. My 2nd grader has a 5th grade reading level, He can't wait to go to school everyday to JiJi, (math program) and he thrives on after school science program. Don't look at the great school rating....it does not apply to us, its from 08-09 when the school was 4-6 grade only. Now it's a "Magnet School", under Dr. Rafferty's eye and it will no doubt be top in the country, but our learning garden will be top as well. Thanks to the parents, students, Dr. Rafferty, teachers, and staff. Looking forward to 10-11 school year with my soon to be 3rd grader
Davis offers the children soo soo much!! Programs that push to learn in a fun way!
This is such a great school due to teacher and parent involvment. The teachers are commited to making our kids love school and enjoy and learn at the same time.
We are so happy to have our K & 3rd grade children at Davis Magnet School. The teachers and staff are nothing short of excellent, personally selected by Dr. Rafferty after an extensive inquiry process. Dr. Rafferty is definately a hands on Principal, who runs a tight ship. My kids like their new school and the proof is in the results of their testing. My kids are learning math and science in ways that I've never imagined. They also have a strong reading/writing program and an amazing music curriculm. The school has an active parent community and lots of fun aftershool programs. We are looking forward to great things to come for our school!
The parents, teachers, and principal have done and excellent job in getting the school off to a fantastic start!
The attention to my kids and their progress has been exceptional so far.
Davis Elementary was recently changed to Davis Magnet School. This is our first year and we are off to an awesome start. Our principal is so hands on it is amazing. He hosts a flag deck every morning where birthday students particpate in hosting the flag salute. He picks one child randomly each day to bring two friends with them and come play table hockey with him. He is on duty every recess, lunch, and in the parking lot after school along with the teachers. My children have most of their homework online. My 5th grade son is planning a manned mission to Mars with his class by the end of the year. The focus on math, science, and technology is awesome and seems to be integrated into all subject matter including writing. They are offering awesome after school classes for the kids for free and include scientific topics like Forensics for the 6th graders, Sharks for 4th and 5th graders, Dinosaurs for K-2. Parent involvement has been off the charts! Looking forward to this being the first great year for this school out of many more to come!
Dr. Rafferty is the best and has hired awesome top-notch teachers to care for our children. Best school in the district!
As of September 2009, this school is now Newport-Mesa's first magnet school serving students K through 6th. It focuses on science, math and technology. My son has been there in kindergarten for exactly 27 days now and he loves it! His teacher is amazing. The principal (new for the magnet) is first-rate. The parents are involved and the students are motivated. I highly, highly recommend looking into this school if you live in the Newport-Mesa district.
I would not recommend this school to anyone. No supervision on the playground lots of harassment between kids and a clueless principal.
Davis is a great school in a great area. The teachers really care about the kids success.
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