Students enrolled 974
School leader MR. BRENT MCBRIEN
Transportation options Yes
District Hillsborough County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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10501 Montague Street
Tampa, FL 33626

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4 stars
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March 22, 2014
We have had three children attend Davidsen Middle School over the past 8 years. Throughout the years, certain things have changed but, overall we have had an exellent experience. The teachers along with administration are genuinely concerned with the success of the students academically and are always available to students as well as parents. The arts department is very strong at Davidsen and our children have enjoyed being part of the Davidsen band as well as fine arts. Davidsen has a uniquely strong PTSA and their presence is felt throughout the school, Davidsen supports community service by encouraging students to reach out and help others through charitable events or actions. Our experience with Davidsen has been a very positive one and one in which our children were fully prepared for high school.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
Having had my girls in private school all of their lives, we had heard mixed review about Davidsen. When I asked my neighbors about the school, they all had good experiences and I never found any true negative issues to validate the rumors. My oldest started IB Magnet so we enrolled our MS child this year. I have to say it has been a wonderful experience. She had made alot of good friends that live in our neighborhood and has had the ability to take classes that were not available to her at the smaller Christian school. I love the opportunities she has been offered and she is now showing more interest in school and thrives in electives like Robotics & Art. Our primary hesitation was not having communication with teachers or admin but this has not been true. They have been amazing and have always been available to talk or meet at any time. The Admin has been wonderful also. We are very happy with the change and wonder if we should have done it sooner. My MS will be better prepared for the challenges of HS and life to come. None of the negative things I had heard about have ever occurred and she is in a safe environment. We are very happy and fully recommend the school. Go Dragons!!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2014
Great school! My one child has already gone through and I have a second child at DMS. I is a great local public school, with lots of diversity (just like life), a fantastic band program, a very involved principal and a dedicated PTSA board. The moms are all about the students and the school, and they are really determined to provide the school with as much support as possible. Both my kids participated in the NJHS program and my older child is in NHS in high school...I think the school is what you and your kids make of it!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
This is our daughters last year at Davidsen and it has been a WONDERFUL experience! The teachers, administration & staff are great. We have never had a problem with communication, discipline or academics. You must get involved to know what is going on -- there are plenty of opportunities available!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
Great school! Principal is excellent which I believe keeps the teachers and faculty passionate about their jobs. We have been at Davidsen 3 years now and my kids love it. Many opportunities for parents to get involved, the PTSA is a great group!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
Davidsen Middle is a great school. My daughter went to this school for 6th-8th and was very successful. My son is in his second year here. He loves it and the teachers have been really great and very caring. Yes, there is diversity at this school, but that is life in the real world. The office staff and principal have been very responsive to my questions. My advise, is no matter what school you choose, get involved so you are informed about what is going on and ask questions. I have no regrets sending both my children here and would recommend the school to others.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
My son has attended Davidsen the past 3 years. He is an advanced Honors student and has done very well. The teachers and administration are fabulous. Their are tons of things for the students to be involved with, depending of their interest. He has lots of friends he knows from the Westchase neighborhood, as well as, many great new ones he has met while at Davidsen.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
Band. Best kept secret at Davidsen. If you want your child to have a thing in Middle School then be sure they are part of the Band. Mrs. Cochran has a wonderful gift for teaching EVERY child how to play an instrument. She has a unique way of teaching, engaging and empowering the kids. Trust, respect and fun are all part of her curriculum. Davidsen is a great school and this is one great bonus for Westchase. I highly recommend her and the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2014
We have had a great experience here. My son is in advanced honors classes which are challenging and all of the teachers are great. I email them with questions and almost every single one has called me and had long discussions about how they can help my son do even better. We have not had any problems here and my son loves it.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
This school is a wonderful school if your child is not special needs that is ... My sister has been attending this school for about two years now and time after time we have problems! One time as punishment my sister was forced to stay after class to apologise to a teacher making her miss her bus and when she had told an administrator they told her to walk to 5.6 miles to our home.. Luckily I was on my way to work because I pass right by the school and there my sister was at the corner if linebaugh and montague crying her eyes out because she couldn't remember which way to go ! Another time a boy was calling my sister retarded and she slapped the boy the boy in retaliation punch my sister in the face and started to choke her knocking her glasses onto the floor my sister was suspended as she should have been but the boy was not. My sister is scared to go back to school now

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 2013
This will be my son's last year at the school and that's sad because this has been a great 3 years! My son has soared academically! The teachers at this school are some of the best and the principal is the best we've ever had! The PTSA is the best one around! Get involved with the school from the beginning and you will see for yourself how wonderful this school is! Yes, there is diversity compared to the elementary school but that's the way it is in the real world! Give Davidsen a chance and you will not be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
Great school, this is my son's second year at this school. He loves it and the teachers have been really great and very caring. Yes, there is diversity at this school, but that is life in the real world. The office staff and principal have been great. This school was rated an A last year. My advise, is no matter what school you choose, get involved, know what is going on at your child's school and ask them questions about what is going on at school. We love it here!!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2012
My daughter is a 7th grade in this school so far its been good. We dont live in the westchase area and really dont care for the area eighter but her teachers are caring and she is learning and haveing fun too. I just would like to see more difersity I belive that our kids make the school not where you live make how you are and i have heard from my daughter that there have been fights but this are girls from the area make trouble as it looks like they have nothing better else to do my daughter was pick on but that matter was resolve very quickly. but like i tell my child if is not with you do not get involved period! But other then that its a good school.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2012
looks like the school staff logged into put 5 stars... no parents sending thier kids to this school seem to be happy... fights ?? Unacceptable. and unclean surroundings ...just unacceptable. no wonder the great schools rating is 6....

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2012
Davidsen has interesting dynamics for sure - half upper class kids from Westchase and half not-so-upper-class kids bused in from a few miles away. It'd be great if the school was made up of more Westchase kids and less bussed in kids but Davidsen is not a bad school if your child is in Advanced Honors and involved in things like band. If you want your child in with kids who care and parents who are involved, definitely go for the Honors classes and activities like band. It's sad that it has to be that way. Too bad Davidsen isn't like Westchase Elementary, which is what a neighborhood school should be!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
Horrible experience, teachers are very disconnected from their students, Math in particular. We are very excited to be moving out of this area and having our kids start in a different school. I have heard numerous complaints about this school from other parents that pulled their kids, but didn't put to much into it. That was until my wife and kids experienced some of their students assaulting another student and an elderly woman. Authorities were involved and found the kids later that evening. This on top of their lack of academic consistency makes me question why I ever sent my child to this school. We have reached out to the teacher on numerous occasions and were given generic responses. A teachers job is to teach the students, and after hearing from our child and others, I question their intent. For being a Westchase area school you would expect much better. The elementary school was great, but cannot say much for the middle school. Teachers just do not appear to care about the students progress.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
This is our first year at Davidsen and so far I have nothings but good news to report! Like most Westchase families we were a bit nervous based on all of the "rumors" that we heard. Fortunately, we had the good sense to ignore these folks (& save $$). Let's face it, middle school is a tough time and you need to feel your child is getting the best possible education in a safe environment. Davidsen has met these expectations. The teachers are committed to the academics, the music & sports are great and more families are giving it a chance. Thus, your child will continue their education with their neighborhood friends. We have a great school in our own backyard & there are plenty of opportunities for parental involvement. My child loves it and I'm glad we are there!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
I have a 7th grader and an incoming 6th grader. My 7th grader was accepted to a nearby IB school for this year but turned it down because she loves Davidsen! It's nice to go to a neighborhood school with so many great kids from our elementary school. The classes are challenging, the school has a large NJHS and it is committed to academic excellence! Sports, field trips, uniform, academic recognition and awards, charity involvement it has it all! Most importantly it is safe and run with the structure and order needed for a middle school. I applaud Davidsen and it's faculty! Only regret - I wish the sports teams could accept more students...unfortunately limited.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2011
i went here and liked it but there was this coach with a bald head and orange tan that always smelled like beer or alcohol last year. dude was wasted on a couple times i was in the locker room! slurred speech and everything. what a clown.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2010
I have a 6th and 8th grader at the school. My kids have a had a great academic, athletic, band and social experience thus far. The staff and teachers are excellent. My only wish is that more parents from WestChase would give this school a chance instead of sending their kids immediately to private school. Davidsen has the potential to be one of the best in the area.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2010
i have been in davidsen for 6th grade now going to 7th grade but the school in the inside looks bad they need to clean it up more one of my teachers were horable i cant believe i went through 6th grade with him there is ALOT of drama and sometimes fights and the uniform is pretty good the principle dosent care hes going to change the school by having no teamss! i recommend for all middle schoolers MARTINEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL! martinez is clean safe environment great teaches nice friends good principal and the BEST ovrall! :)

- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2010
the teachres r so good at this school

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
My child is new to the school. She is in 6th grade and wants to fit in with the fashion that girls are wearing today and she would like to make some new friends if she can. The teachers she has this year are ok.The uniform code is not so bad except you have to put a lot of money out for things they need.I think she will do fine as long as she stays out of trouble.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2009
I'm now going into 8th grade at davidsen. It has been a wonderful two years. My 6th grade my math score was a 3, and my math teacher in 7th grade brought it up 2 levels, I now have a 5 on my math fcat and will be doing 9th grade level math this year thanks to my 7th grade teacher. Sure theres drama at davidsen but you just have to work around it. Because I went to davidsen, i will remeber middle school as a great memory when im older. :)

- submitted by a student
no rating August 08, 2009
davidson is an awesome school. i have tons of friends!

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2009
I love this school so much! I transfered there from Farnell in 7th grade. It has great Elective courses, even due to the budget cuts, and all the teachers really care about the students. All I really don't like is the uniform shirts, and how the new principal is planning to change most of the school, by having us possibly go into full uniform with Khaki pants. All that causes is just more parents spending more money on pairs of pants that their kids will grow out of in a year, and will only be wearing at school. Other than that, Davidsen stands up to being an A school. 2009-2010 year is going to be awesome.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2009
I love Davidsen! It's a great school and there are so many nice people there. The teachers care about you and they want to make sure you get a good education. I wsih I would've went there for 6th grade!! The only thing I dont really like about Davidsen is the principal. He is from a bad school and transfered to our school and is planning on changing everything. But all in all I <3 my school!

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May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 04, 2008
I freakin love this school and i love all of the teachers

- submitted by a student
no rating July 31, 2008
As a parent I was totally impressed with my daughters 6th grade experience. She had a great lang arts teacher. During 7th grade she developed into a very confident math student. During 8th grade she developed a love of math and history. I wish I could say the same for science and lang arts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2008
Davidsen Middle school is the best school ever! You have respect from all the teachers and you get alot of good friends!

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April 21, 2008
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April 14, 2008
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no rating March 14, 2008
i went to davidson last year and two years before that. Davidsen is a great school with great tachers, but while i was at school there were ALOT of fights.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2008
Davidsen middle school is a great school. It's very clean, and the teachers teach alot! I love being in this school! Alot of fun. My teachers are really nice to me, and they do fun activities with the classroom. We all have our opinions but parents, middle school is a big change for 6th graders. We're so used to elementary schhol that we've grown to it. It's a bit harder in middle school with all the new changes. But it's going to be great.

- submitted by a student
March 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 21, 2008
I have a 6th grader attending Davidsen Middle and he is quickly falling behind the district average in every subject. He was an average student at Westchase Ele. and now needs extensive tutoring-which can cost a fortune. The teacher quality is below average and I am currently looking into other school options-charter, magnet, even moving out of state. A good education is key for a successful future. Davidsen Middle is robbing my son of a successful future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2007
This school is terrible and unorganized. My daughter has been harrassed repeatedly. She tried to fix a relationship with a friend, it lasted for a few months then the troubles started again so she asked the guidance counselor if she could have another peer mediation but they said that she wasted too much time the last time. Also I have sent a healthy kids program form many times and they lost it several times. The school also ignores the drescode when it comes to skirts. You see many girls with their shirts longer than their skirts. Also the school is not specific with date of certain events until last minute. When I took a visit to this school I was shocked. All I want is for the school to buckledown

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September 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 24, 2007
I am a student at Davidsen and have had two great years there I am now going into the 8th grade and can't wait till it starts. I have had some of my favorite teachers at this school, and I think that the teachers are very helpful and understanding. When I came to the school I had a C average and now I have a A average and I'm in National Junior Honor Society.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2007
My son will be entering the 8th grade in 2007/08, overall I have been very impressed with Davidsen. Teacher commitment/quality remains high, discipline is well enforced and uniforms remain mandatory. The school systems policy of placing kids into groups based on their individual academic achievement is wonderful. Those kids truly interested in learning and achievement are rewarded by placement into honors programs and not forced to have their classroom learning opportunities compromised by kids with disciplinary/behavioral issues. The school band is outstanding as are intramural sports . That this middle school manages to maintain a disciplined and achievement oriented focus, in an era where our young people have so many distractions, is a major achievement of it's faculty , administration and PTA.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
I just started working at this school last year and have been very impressed with the commitment from the faculty. Students with academic problems are given major attention and support. I did note that there is an overall low tolerance for students with behavioral problems, especially when the parent(s) enable and/or make excuses. I believe this to be a good thing, as it keeps order and control for the ones who are taking it seriously and getting the right kind of support from their parents.

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June 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
If your child is a challenge in any way (behaviorally or acedemically) the teachers and/or administrative staff does not want to be bothered. It's like pulling teeth to get any help from anyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Its the best school ever!

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August 02, 2006
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July 31, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 26, 2006
Teachers seem to care less about our children.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2006
This school has been a big disappointment.

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April 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2006
Davidsen Middle School is a very good school, especially the music groups. The music teachers are wonderful at what they do; the groups always recieve a 'straight superior' rating at the annual evaluation festivals. I attended this school last year and am now in the ninth grade, and I miss it very much! Go dragons!

- submitted by a former student
January 27, 2006
I think davidsen is a realy wonderfull school they have realy nice students.The have challanges for the students to make us smart. And Im happy to be at the school ever since I steped in the school every body gave me a warm welcome.So if I were you I would put my child into davidsen..They love it.Alot.

- submitted by a student
August 10, 2005
Good school and the staff is very caring and there is plenty to do.

- submitted by a former student
August 09, 2005
I have once attended this school, and I can tell you it is one of the greatest places to be. The teachers treated me as if I were family. I recieved a great education, which has prepared me for high school which I am graduating a a Salutorian and recieving a full ride scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy.

- submitted by a former student
July 25, 2005
This school is sadly lacking in leadership. So many students have failed and it is a definate result of the lack of teaching ability and lack of administrative support.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
This is a great school with great diversity.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
This is an outstanding school! There is great communication between the administrators, teachers, parents, and community. My child spent 3 years here and learned not only academics, but also a lot about community learning and giving.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
A very positive experience for my child. Children are placed in class levels commensurate with their abilities. Parents should be proactive in contacting the teachers / school if there are any academic concerns as most teachers will work with you and your child if needed. Sports and music programs are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
Davidson proved to be disappointing as far as the teachers caring about the students. My son certainly not an angel, was demoralized and the teachers only cared about where they were in there study planner. My son was in advanced classes with over 3 hours of homework each night. It was certainly not the best environment for a balanced enducation. Some of the teachers are retired they just don't know it themselves.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2004
I know Davidsen from being guardian to both my niece and nephew attending this school. They offer a good sports program, but the curriculum that is being actually offered is different from the one the kids receive. This past year the school has dropped in the rating from an A to a B school. It looks like it is going to take some time for this school to recover. More leadership and commitment is needed from parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2004
My daughter is in her second year at Davidsen Middle. Her first year was a disaster. Before attending Davidsen, my daughter was a straight A student. Under the 'guidence' of Davidsen 6th grade teachers, I have seen her grades drop dramatically. The teachers at this school, from what I have seen, couldn't care less about my child. I am giving the school another chance in the hopes that things will change for her this year. My daughter received the presidential award for academic achievement in the fifth grade in Bellamy, and her first 'F' in science in the sixth grade at Davidsen. -Sheila Hunt

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March 21, 2004
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Davidsen Middle School
10501 Montague Street, Tampa, FL  33626
(813) 558-5300
Last modified Davidsen Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Davidsen Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top