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Nora Davis Magnet School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 395 students

 

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Posted July 6, 2012

I love the atmosphere at the school. I love the support I have recieved from the staff and I will reccomend the school to any parent. Most of all the principal is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

Nora Davis Magnet School is an exceptional school for academically committed and positively motivated students. The teachers and principal are decicated to educational excellence and give their students oppportunities to learn via exciting and creative methods. They emphasize that learning is on-going AND fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This school is really strict about discipline and safety,also,behavior in which I am following.I have made progress in at my first year of school at NDMS,some say it's an ok school, but I think it's a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2004

Nora Davis Magnet School is an incrdible school full of wonderful academic opportunities. Not only is it great academically, (It is rated a level 5 from state tests which is the best), it is a whole school for the arts and integrates art into every subject. For instance, students might learn a song to remember a math formula. This keeps the students interested and excited about school. Nora Davis also offers great extracurricular activities. This year the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are involved in an original opera where students write, design costumes, sets, and perform their own opera. The school also offers special art, dance,strings and showchoir. My daughter has attended ND since Kindergarten and loves it. She is now in fourth grade and I believe she is getting the best education possible. The teachers and staff are wonderful, and I wouldn't dream of sending her anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

I have one child attending Nora Davis Magnet School. I am very please with the school, the faculty, and everything that my son has learned since attending NDMS at five yrs. old. The teachers are outstanding. Each day when my child and I did homework, I was always impressed with what he had learned in a day. The techniques that the teachers use are very effective. I would not change a thing. Hooked On Phonics does not even come close to comparison with the Accelerated Reading that NDMS provides for their students. Hats off to the Principal, Teachers and Students at NDMS. You all should be very proud. I am.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 50%
White 9% 46%
Hispanic 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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