Students enrolled 1050
Hours no info
School leader MS. SHILENE SINGLETON
Transportation options Yes
District Duval County School District
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7050 Melvin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210

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3 stars
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February 22, 2014
This school is among the worst of any in duval county. Bullying is not taking serious. The teachers are COWARDS as well as the administration. The staff from the top to the bottom are only interested in collecting a check and not about the well being of the students. Couldn't get my child out of there faster enough!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2013
Its funny they have great teacher and great programs for all students. If you have any problems with students bullying or being mean you tell a teacher and the teacher will help write away. Well that's all I have to say about Jefferson Davis Middle School

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
The faculty and staff in the Cambridge program at Jefferson Davis Middle school are wonderful! My son is currently in the 8th grade Cambridge program and we couldn't be happier with his experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2013
My daughter is currently enrolled in the Cambridge Program. She first started in the AVID program but during her 8th grade she was picked to enter into the Cambridge program. My daughter has learned so much in these programs. She is in advanced courses such as Geometry and Trigonmometry and shes only an 8 th grader..very impressive to us. She is also apart of the NJHS and she has excelled very well. Over the Jefferson Middle School has been a great experience for her..my husband and I were skeptical in her attending this neighborhood school since it had a bad reputation but the school is nothing that we heard. The teachers their are very kind, helpful and very supportive with the children. Overall a great experience for her and us...Highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
My son is a student in the Cambridge program and we love the school! The teachers, principal and vice principals really care about the success of the students and go to great lengths to ensure they succeed. They also do a great job keeping parents involved.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
My son is currently in the AVID/Cambridge program. I am very pleased with the great leadership in that program. I see a true caring for the kids from the coordinator and the teachers. They are all doing a wonderful job of preparing the students for high school, college, and life :)

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
We shared with the principal at one point, that Jefferson Davis Middle School was not our first choice for our son. I had heard rumors about how rough a school JDMS was. Our experience proves that one should not listen to such rumors and should get the facts straight for themselves. Once we attended the Open House we felt a little better. We just decided to make the best of what we thought was a mediocre school. We found out about all the available opportunities and our son was accepted into AVID and later the Cambridge Program where he's excelled! He was called by the magnet program for an opening. We researched it, talked to him about it, but by that time, we were all so excited and anticipatory about attending JDMS that we turned it down! When we attended Open House we're so pleased with our son s teachers. So far, his and our experience has been positive and we look forward to the rest of his time at JDMS! We know their jobs as educators are not easy because they are so much more than that and we thank you, again, for your career choices and dedication to the students.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
My son is currently an 8th grade student in the Cambridge Program. From the moment the program was introduced to him, I saw the positive attitude change and the shift in pride for his middle school. There was something to respect, not just about himself for being selected, but his neighborhood school now stood out in a positive way. He has been very pleased with his Cambridge teachers and their curriculum and so have I. He continues to keep an ever popular outlook about his future and I attribute a lot of that to the Jefferson Davis Middle School Cambridge Program!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
My son currently attends this school as a 6th grader, and i am currently looking to enroll him in another next year. The environment at this school is awful and my son constantly complains of bullying and feeling unsafe. He wants to attend another school. While my son attends all advance classes, i was shock to see how little the teacher cared. The school is poor about updating the grading portal and when asked about teaching plans and grades, they are act like you are questioning there ability to teach. I would not recommend this school to anyway. Then again, if you live in the zone, your choices are limited.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
The teachers seem to have minimal interest in the students. They never return phone calls, they ignore you when you walk into the building. If the children aren't doing well in their class, they seem to think it's not their problem. Many times I have come to pick my children up early for doctor's appointments and the like, and the staff simply allows the children to come with me, without even asking who I am, checking a list, or asking for ID. There are fights and bullying everyday. My children complain they don't feel safe, and the teachers don't care about them.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2010
I was a student at jd for 3 years and i would not recommend that anyone attend this school. Not only is the staff very uncoaporative and not in the best intrest for the students but the students themselves do not have the best interest and i am from that area so i do blame the area its the faculty i blame.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
I attended this school as a kid and trully believe given the neighborhood that this school could use the money to buy new books, provide adequate air conditioning and cleaner hallways. I love the school staff. They really care for the children.

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no rating February 22, 2010
Thiss year i dont like the structered movement! it made me change schools for my child

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
I used to go to JD from sixth to eighth grade,the teachers aren't so bad,but it really depends on whether or not the child stays out of the wrong crowd.I stayed with people that only wanted the best for me. When I went there Davis was the principal and he knew just how to keep us in line but still keep the environment pretty good. It's really just the head of grades principals, like the seventh grade head.

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2009
we have wonderfull teacherz {most of them}

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September 10, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2009
it is the the best school for chilldern and better if u have a african american child want to be a dotor or scientist this school has a 97 grade

- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 13, 2009
this school is really great. yes there are fight but there are going to be fights at every school. the teachers are wonderful. they help us students in so many ways

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no rating June 09, 2009
my 2 children went here, this school is horrible, teacher communication is awful, fights almost everyday, there is no stability, they have to share their text books, don't have enough so my children can bring them home and study. its rediculous. they will not be there next year..

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
my skool is the best and i make good grades with with the class i'm in so the duval county should give them a rise and their eletive class are a real lesson 4 me . But i wish for us to get out earlyer than 4:15 most likly 2 and go in at 6 in the moring like balwind middle/ high

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May 08, 2009
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March 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 07, 2009
i love jd cuz it is fun and i especially love ms andrews and mrs daniels cuz they teach me alot.

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no rating March 04, 2009
this school is realy great since the new principal has came i am doing realy great

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January 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 05, 2009
I think the school is getting better but I wish there was more after school clubs not just team up, which is more after school babysitting.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2009
It is not a terrible school. It has Improved a lot since the New Principal had set up the 0 tolerance standard. Fights rarely ever occur,and i'm actually doing much better at this school than my last In Clay County,and i'm in all advanced.

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2009
There are few good hard working teachers, the principle pushes the teachers to do well. Other than that i really don;t care for this school, most of the teachers don't care about the students.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 10, 2008
My 7th grader goes to this school, he is in all advanced classes and has an 8th grade math class. I can tell you that they treat him just like they treat the student that misbehave. My son has never had less than a 4 on his FCAT ever, so its not because of the school that he does well, its his parents. The personel never returns phone calls.

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November 07, 2008
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no rating June 09, 2008
i was a student here at jefferson davis and i can tell you that you would not want to send your kid over there. the teachers dont care they pay little attention to the students.

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June 06, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2008
I totally agree with all the previous comments. This school has gone down so much. My child is currently in the 6th grade and I have had more problems with her teachers this year than any other. Most of these teachers are not focused on teaching our kids. For the most part the best teachers at the school are Ms. Ellis and Ms. Wilson. Kudos to them, wish everyone else cared about our kids learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
This School shows a poor ethic standard and as a Education liason I feel this school should be evaluated on a 90 day term until the standards are reached.

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no rating March 26, 2008
The only good thing about this school is the assistant principal he really tries hard to help the students turn around. I hope he is able to reach more students before the end of the school year.

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March 18, 2008
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no rating March 04, 2008
i was a student here, this is the worst school I ever attendented. they ignored us students, they would give us assignments but would not teach us about them first. they were clearly not concerned about out future at all

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December 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 26, 2007
The only good thing about this school is the principal. He is strong and pushes the teachers to do better.

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no rating September 20, 2007
I understand the school has alot of special needs kids,but they don't have their own classes.Instead they put a special teacher in the class to try to teach them while the regular teacher is trying to teach kids on level.

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August 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
I would like to thank Ms. Ellis for all her help. For staying after school for tutoring. I feel that she cares for her kids. I know if she was not there that my child would not have made it. I would like to thank my sons other teacher for calling and keeping me informed. Thank you... I feel that the teachers are doing the best for our kids. And as a parent we need to keep intouch with what our kids are doing.thank you again Melinda Wallace

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- submitted by a student
November 22, 2006
this school is definately not a good school.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2006
This school has not been concerned about my child at all. The teachers are always out.

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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Teachers average 3-5 days to return a phone call. Concern for their students seem to be minimal. Patience among staff is low and uncooperative.

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Jefferson Davis Middle School
7050 Melvin Road, Jacksonville, FL  32210
(904) 573-1060
Last modified Jefferson Davis Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jefferson Davis Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 66 reviews.