If you have a child with any special needs stay far far away! The curriculum is terrible and they have no flexibility in their teaching style/ accommodations made. Coming from a public charter school up north I can say there are MUCH better schools out there! It's a disgrace to call this an A rated school!
My daughter attended this school for almost a year. The school likes to promote their pro-military ideas and programs but in reality they are just horrible.
First the curriculum is years behind anyone else in the country let alone the DODDS schools that we used while in Japan.
Second the teachers just don't care about the students or their needs. My daughter came from a DODDS school (1st grade) doing multiplication and was far ahead of anything in MS. The teacher was unwilling to even understand that what they were teaching was too easy. So naturally my daughter fell behind and had to play catch up when we moved away. My friend had his 3rd grade girl beat up by three 6th grade boys, not only did they not receive even a phone call but when they confronted the school on the matter they were just blown off.
Third the teachers play favorites, they pick the kids they like and treat them different. On several occasions my daughter forgot her school work. When asked if they check they said they do random checks to make sure kids remember. They never checked my daughters and when asked why we were told that it was because she was one of only 4 white kids. Completely unacceptable from a school teacher.
The last thing was a school project, the students had to make a book report and put it on a display. They were given clear instructions on what it needed to have. My daughter came up with an idea to have the information behind doors on the display board. We helped her to set it up but let her do most of the work. She was extremely proud of it and put in a great deal of time making it. It was sent home with a 30 percent grade because it was missing labels. The teacher said that it was in the instructions that it needed labels. We double checked the instructions and no labels were required by the instructions. When confronted with this we were told oh well she still gets a failing grade for missing one item. Further confrontation resulted in my child just not getting graded for the assignment.
This school is awful. Sad thing is it is probably the best in Mississippi. If you have the option or ability please do your children a favor and home school. The MS education system will just set them back and ruin their love for school. I have yet to meet a child who attended that school who still likes to go.
My son has gone to this school for kindergarten and first grade.To be honest I have been very disappointed.Their curriculum is odd even at that level to say the least.My son brings home math homework and I can't begin to try to help him understand the way they want him to work out the problems because it is something I have never seen before in my life.I asked his teacher to help me understand so I can help him.Her answer to me was to be honest she didn't understand either.Thank goodness I am retired from the military now and can get my child out of this school district.
I hate this school. My children have been attending this school for a short time. During this time they have watched many movies, which doesn't make very good use of education time. My children have regressed from where they were at when they started attending jeff davis. The teachers and principal truly seem to care about the students but do not have quality curriculum to teach them with. I have a child who is so confused by what they have taught him in math that he seems unable to solve problems that he could solve last school year. I find grammar errors on their language homework. Grammar rules on those same papers are so confusing that I'm not sure how they expect any of the children to understand. I'm very disappointed in this school and am extremely concerned for my children.
Both of my kids attended JD over last 3 yrs and could not be happier with the teachers and entire administration. Military families...this is the school you want your kids in. They care about the kids and keep great communication with parents. If any parent disagrees, I wonder if Dr Nelson was involved, but after 3 yrs/ 10 teachers, I've never had a problem. Best PTA involvement/activities for kids. Rewards programs galore.Thriving A/B Honor roll kids and I do believe it is bc this school encourages and celebrates EVERY little milestone.
One of the best schools I have ever attended.Sure, maybe the teachers will yell at your kid or yell in general, but kids need discipline. Have you ever thought maybe it was your kid doing all the problems, like roaming the halls, or talking in class? It isn't the teachers faults, so I don't know why you guys are writing bad reviews.Personally, as an All A Honor roll student, the 10 year old in Create, the kid who attended this school for 5 years, this is personally the best school I've ever been to. Schools who just say move your clip, you acted up, I don't know why you like these schools better, you will never get proper discipline, and your kids might like the teachers, but they probably only like them because they'll never get caught when they act up. There is nothing Jeff Davis should improve, but I have had successful grades and thats from the wonderful teachers that teach there. So the people complaining about yelling, I think you've got it all wrong
Jeff Davis was AMAZING!! The teachers were awesome, the Principal was always evolved knew all the kids and their parents! Being military we have moved to Colorado and whoever said schools up north were better is crazy! It took me 2 years to even see the Principal in Colorado. We definitely miss Jeff Davis!!!!