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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Davidson Elementary
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
I suppose, yes, because students are treated poorly - that would build grit in having to overcome the treatment.

Davidson Elementary 1

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
Davidson is thought to be a forward-thinking and cohesive town and the expectation is a wonderful town elementary school. Any given day, as you enter the school, the parent involvement is impressive (at times overwhelming bordering on irritating) and welcoming but it bolsters this school far too much giving a false-sense of quality and belonging. Contingents of parents exist that are chronically inside the classrooms 'volunteer teaching' every day of the week without degrees only to turn around and discuss other children's issues with other parents. I think having parental involvement is wonderful but this set-up presents privacy issues there should be more appropriate ways to engage parents and it shouldn't replace teaching. Leadership here espouses an 'us against them' mentality pitting teachers/staff against parents in the face of issues that could be resolved with simple and professional communications. Students are treated like prisoners in the cafeteria and lunch is overseen by cafeteria staff untrained in childhood development; children being yelled at (including by the principal) for simply talking in this overcrowded lunch space and not permitted to use the restroom in a timely manner resulting in children who are too old to be having accidents, wetting their pants. Conversation over a meal is a basic human instinct and a wonderful way to build community and friendships; disallowing conversations between classmates and friends is more damaging than DES realizes. Testing here (even in k-2) is the priority, teachers fail to discuss the whole-child, which misses the mark big time and doesn't prepare our children for success outside of school in social situations (and we wonder why the next generation is turning out social failures at a higher rate than boomer generation). Recesses, in some cases, are scheduled at the very end of the day (probably due to overcrowding) and sometimes is revoked if the class is 'unruly' which I find grossly counterproductive for young minds. Each week, I am saddened to learn of another parent who is dissatisfied with the way things are being run here and deciding to explore other options. Davidson deserves a better elementary school and real-deal leadership. Unfortunately, a split from the CMS machine doesn't sound possible so do your homework before enrolling and attempt to really understand what you are committing to.


Davidson Elementary
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
The science teacher is a really nice and engaging teacher and she deserves credit for that.

Davidson Elementary
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
My child does not feel safe in this school and does not trust staff and teachers to make decisions on her behalf.

Davidson Elementary
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Definitely not. The whole child is not really even discussed. Topic of friendships and personalities doesn't even come up in conferences. All they obsess about is test scores.


Davidson Elementary
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
I haven't really heard much about this besides a 'fuzzy jar' these topics are barely a focus, more focus on test scores.

Davidson Elementary
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted July 13, 2015
- a community member
My daughter is an African American child and has been at this school from the beginning. She is a rising 4th grader and is in the school's talent development program. I am extremely pleased with the staff. I moved to Davidson ONLY because of the great reviews of this school. I am grateful for this school. My daughter is at the top of her class and her academic achievement is recognized and rewarded.

Davidson Elementary 5

Posted June 10, 2015
- a parent
I have had 3 kids go all the way through CMS from DES to DIB (now gone) to North and Hough. There are no such thing as perfect schools, and to those of you looking, good luck. I have found happiness and success working with my kids teachers and the school administration. There have been weak spots, but they were always addressed when appropriately discussed. My only issue with CMS has to do with the NC legislature that ties the hands of our schools and does not respect/pay our teachers well. They cut funds, return a portion and claim to be "in support of public education. To focus on the schools, however, I would like to say thank you to the great staff of DES. I will particularly call out Ms. Walker, Mr Underhill, Ms. Underhill, Ms. Ford (gone), Mr Smith and Mr. Rabb. Please know you have been instrumental in the lives of my kids. I will continue to fight for you and public education in NC. You are all amazing. The custodial staff and cafeteria workers and all support staff are special as well. Thank you.


Davidson Elementary
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted June 10, 2015
- a parent
Special shout to Ms. Walker, Mr. Underhill, Ms. Underhill, Ms. Ford (gone), Mr. Smith and Mr. Rabb.

Davidson Elementary
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted June 10, 2015
- a parent
At least when my kids were there, my last is now graduating from high school.

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Davidson Elementary
635 South Street, Davidson, NC  28036
(980) 343-3900
Last modified Davidson Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Davidson Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top