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Della Davidson Elementary School

Public | 4-5 & ungraded | 618 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2011

This school feels like a prison and numerous other parents have said their children cry about school now. What good is an academically challenging school when children hate going there?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

They are a really good school. Teachers and the education is great at Della.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

What's not to like about Della Davidson Elementary? It is great in every way!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Beautiful new facility, great teachers, great PTA, State PTA of the Year 2009, great parents.


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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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
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
White 51% 46%
Black 44% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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209 Commonwealth Blvd
Oxford, MS 38655
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Phone: (662) 236-4870

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