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Theodore G. Davis Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1157 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

We love the school, in fact their front office secretaries are my favorite, however, the school is about 85 percent African American, so the ratio guide is off. The only issue I have had there is with the secretary in the counselors office, but honestly it's just waldorf attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

This was my first year and there amazing teacher and security they made me feel specail and safe now im going to 7 it was a blast good luck new falcons


Posted December 14, 2011

My only regret is not relocating sooner! I wish my eldest child were able to attend this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

I think this school is a great school. Some of the teachers are strict, but most of them are nice. Also, they have security cameras every where, even on the bus. I think that most of the teachers are supportive and helpful. I hope that the children of Davis have a great time there. Only complaint is that help is not offered after school or before without an appointment.


Posted August 4, 2010

My daughter is going into her second year at Davis. The principle is very interactive, whether I am attending an event or just dropping my daughter off at school I always see him roaming the halls and socializing with students and teachers. All of her teachers have been helpful in my inquiries about class behavior and grades, they regularly email progress reports and promptly rely to emails which is convenient. They do try to instill responsibility in the students. Most of the teachers seem fairly young.The only complaints I have is I really wish they were assigned more "projects" and "reports" they seem to focus alot on MSA scores and not so much a FUN education. Also dont like that the child doesnt get to pick their electives (they are randomly assigned) and can only do band or choir if they did it in elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

Currently in the 7th Grade, I think Davis Middle School is a great school. They have a great staff, especially the teachers who try really hard with us. The only bad part that I can think of is how security isn't that great since there have been a lot of fights going around and there a lot of gang banger "wanna be"s. Also wish they had extra curricular sports. But love the advanced classes, especially Ms. Atkins.


Posted December 14, 2009

I love this school i am now in 7th grade I love all of teachers at the school. An excellent education i love. Just love it all over
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 68% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 64% 35%
White 21% 42%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
School psychologist
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2495 Davis Rd
Waldorf, MD 20603
Phone: (301) 753-2082

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