Many teachers here are nice but in need of professional development. This school practices very outdated modes of discipline that were maybe practiced in the 1970's. School is also not progressive and communication with teachers is hit and miss. PTA seems to be active but is constantly asking for money and teacher gift cards. This practice has already been banned from other schools because it leads to too many conflicts of interests with parents trying to curry favor with teachers and vice versa. And there's way too much junk food at this school, every event involves cake and cookies - like preschool on steroids.
Our daughter is now fifth and final grade at Davis. Every year she had great teachers and mentors, not a word I would say against it. Many parents are envolved and help with PTA and other activities. She had achieved much more than we expected, love her teachers and administrative staff. As of first grade she was recognized for "Target" classes , with as immigrant we did not even know what is it about. Teachers are great to coach and mentor, but I think many parents expect teachers to do parenting job as well. You need definitely to be involved in your kid homework, projects Etc...just understand your kid is not the only one and everything will be just fine ... Hope we will have as great experience in Middle and high schools in this neighborhood.
We moved here several years ago to move to better schools. I, too, am very disappointed. We LOVE the teachers and the committed group of parents of the school, but the principal needs to retire. She allows laws pertaining to special educational matters to be blatantly broken and has a very lackadaisical approach to running the school. I don't know if breaking the law is a result of ignorance or self-righteousness. I know of many families that have elected to send their children to private school until she leaves. If you have a special needs child, be prepared to hire a lawyer!
This school does not seems to want Special Needs kids in the school. They do not do enough for the Special Needs kids. Very disappointed in Dr. Mobley's performance. She cares about test scores - not our children
Both my kids go to Davis and my oldest is in the fifth grade. She has been in Davis since Kindergarten. The administration is very good and the teachers are excellent. The PTA and foundation are quite active and supplement the enrichment of the children. I highly recommend Davis!
We have a student for 4th year now in Davis, Very good teacher /student rashio. Davis PTA and Davis foundation helped in reaching financial goals to support where cuts comes in school system.Excelent faculty/staff and very good correspondence with teachers in real time.It would be even greater if some parents would help their kids at home not just relay on teaching in school. Teachers are great assets and nothing but great words about all of them!!! Go Davis !!!
Do NOT send your child to this school! The administration is cold and has no idea how to lead. The teachers who care are bullied into bad decisions by the ones who are too lazy to do their jobs but have seniority. Even the after school activities are a joke. They only allow a few children in anything rather than making room for those who are interested. We chose our house because of the good ratings, what a mistake that was. We will be applying for school of choice or doing private next year. Our children are too valuable to be left in this school.