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PK-5
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Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 719
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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5214 Duval Road
Austin, TX 78727

(512) 414-2580
(512) 346-7384
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August 28, 2014
I love having my children at Davis. I have a kindergarten student and a 3rd grader and this is there second year attending. I love the parent involvement, the lesson plans, and how the teachers go above and beyond to keep the students engaged. Very good school!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2014
Very good school! The staff is extremely pleasant and eager to answer questions and fulfill the help you need. School has a very close community and very relaxed vibe. Highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
My son and daughter both attended Will Davis Elementary. The teachers are very caring and developed interesting lessons. My children loved going to school! There are many enrichment activities from Math Pentathalon to Spanish Enrichment to a school-wide MARE ocean program. Parent involvement is incredible and there are opportunities for everyone to become involved. The school has two computer labs and a science lab. They are part of a new initiative where each grade level learns another language. My son was taught Latin by a High School Latin teacher! Administration is open to parent concerns and welcomes parent involvement at all levels. It's a great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
Davis is an absolutely amazing school. Staff is wonderful, caring, and responsive. They have numerous unique and interesting programs. They keep students engaged, and set them up for a life long love of learning. The parent involvement is above and beyond. Fund raisers and school functions abound, are well organized, and super fun to boot. Our 2 children are thriving here, and I am eager for our little ones to grow into this school as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2011
Welcoming, Warm environment for children of all abilities. This school can meet your needs whatever they may be. And the teachers and staff are top notch. We had some great years at Davis and will miss Dr. Hall and the staff he has put together there.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2011
Davis is a great school. Our principal, Dr. Hall, was just named the AISD principal of the year. The teacher staff is excellent and parents are very active. The school has great programs: lego robotics, math pentathlon, destination imagination, mare week, international week, etc.. Children are excited about learning at Davis. Our family continues to have an overwhelmingly positive experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2011
I concur with the parent review below. We have 2 boys at Davis and it continues to be a fabulous learning environment. Dr Hall is an AMAZING principal and should be national principal of the year. The teachers are dedicated and the boys will walk away with a first class elementary education at a school they love.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
It has wonderful teachers and great parents that make it a super learning environment for children. We care and we try!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
We are so plessed to have our son at Davis! The faculty and staff are great and very invloved with the kids. There are so many volunteers that really help everything run smoothly too. My son especially likes the weekly labs in computer and science that not all schools offer. I cannot say enough great things about the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The administration is very responsive, and encourages the children to do their best in a very positive way. The parental involvement at the school is second to none.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2009
Davis Elementary is an excellent school with great teachers and wonderful leadership. I particularly like the 'team' teaching approach and cross-discipline tie-in's. (i.e. many of the academic study units also have a PE, Art, Music related units.) Great parental involvement/volunteerism at this school. We moved to a larger home a few years ago and specifically chose a home in the same area so that our younger child can continue to attend school at Davis Elementary. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 01, 2009
Response to other postings. Special ed. Children are special ed. For a rea. You can not judge a five minute viewing and sum the situation just from that. The staff is excellent and very experienced. The childen are learning even sometimes when they are giving consistwnt teaching. Davis is a great place to be regular ed. Or special ed. I have seen other schools a lot worse. Believe me be thankful

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2009
My son loved Davis. He remembers all the MARE activities and wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
I was not referring to any child with autism. Come to the lunch room to witness how children behave or spend time in the classroom, and you will know what I am talking about. Quite frankly, I am tired of a select few kids in each class who act out, and are not disciplined at home. Then it becomes the school's job to discipline the kids, and it becomes the teacher's responsibility to do it, and they have it tough enough. I am talking about kids using cuss words, screaming at adults, hitting, acting up, indecent exposure, etc. I have witnessed these incidents, and the kids behavior continue to become worse, and I am shocked that it is happening at such a young age. Again, I am not referring to any child in PPCD or with disabilities, because I do see them, and understand them.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2009
After reading the last reiew I have to post. Davis is a great school. My son has been in the preschool program for children disablities there this year. (We were at a different school last year that was very lacking in this area.) My son may be one of the children the previous poster mentioned with behavior problems. The PPCD classes are in the same hallway as the pre-K classes. It is not simply poor up bringing, it is called autism. The training the PPCD staff at this school has is excellent. The principle does a good job including SpEd kiddos in the classroom & has a better understanding of their needs compared to other principles. I feel lucky that my son is able to attend this school. Next time the previous posted sees a child in the hall with behavior issues I hope they won't be so quick to judge.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
We can't move because Davis Elementary is such a great school and my youngest just started kindergarten.

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February 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 29, 2007
When we came to Austin, we just asked for a good school and safe area. We got a loving community. Davis pulls together top administration (we love you, Dr. Hall!!) stunning parents, teachers who offer love and experience, and kids who work hard to be their best. Just go by any time (and I mean any time) and you'll see the artwork on the walls, the learning in the music or art room and the lessons in the library. An example, moms occasionally dropped by recently to plug tiles in a sign that will go up outside the school. Hours and love went into this sign that working moms -- and dads -- made possible. The janitorial staff knows your name and the cafeteria monitors always say hi. And the cafeteria ladies always give you the best cut of meat!! ...Davis Rocks!! Laura M.

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November 12, 2007
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August 10, 2007
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May 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Outstanding balance of strong academics and excellent activities to produce well-rounded students. Staff truly cares about the Davis students and the atmosphere within the school is of one happy family. Awesome PTA and the parental involvement is strongly encouraged-a model that should be duplicated in all schools in Austin ISD. Would highly recommend Davis to any family moving to Austin.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2006
Davis has a wonderful Special Ed team that has done many good things for my children and many others. The Principal is a big part of why Davis is grat place for any child. Most parents do not want their children to leave Davis. happy Parent

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
High parent involvement, very active PTA. Special Areas very good, kids enjoy while learning plenty. Academic standards very high, teachers strive to help kids reach potential.

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May 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
The teachers are overall very good and communicative. My child had one teacher who did not communicate effectively, but she was an exception. Excellent library and good literacy programs. Good diversity in the classrooms and emphasis on learning about other cultures. Overall recommended.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Davis Elementary is a school that strives for academic excellence. With a low turnover rate for teachers there is great continuity from year to year. Many extracurricular activities are available, for all ages of kids. Parental involvement might be the most outstanding aspect of this school. While there is always room for improvement, our family feels like Davis is a wonderful, nurturing learning environment for our children.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Davis Elementary is a school which strives for success on all fronts. Opportunities for extracurricular activities abound, for all grade levels as well. Parental involvement is incredible, probably one of the most appealing aspects of the school. While always room for improvement, we feel that Davis Elementary is the best learning environment for our children.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Will Davis Elementary School is a great school with huge parent participation. Activities are well organized, educational and fun. My experience with the teachers up to this point have been great. I have two more children to go to Davis and couldn't be more confident of their care.

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November 30, 2005
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August 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
Davis is a high-quality elementary school. One of the best features of this school is its extremely active and supportive parental community and PTA. It is wonderful to have so many families who value education attending the same school as your child. The staff and especially the administration are all clearly committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. The teachers go the extra mile to meet the needs of each child. It is a wonderful atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
Davis is an excellent school. Classes are small and staff are very motivated to work well with the students. I thought that the Kindergarten program was extremely welcoming and created and great induction year for my child. I thoroughly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
What a great neighborhood school! Lots of parent involvement an very caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
My daughter has attended Davis since Kindergarten. She loved her K and 1st teachers and is quite happy with her 3rd as well. Her 2nd grade teacher seemed a bit narrow-minded and critical, and I believe my daughter's energy and enthusiasm suffered for it. This year her grades are back up to their previous levels. Despite this setback--which I don't actually view as terribly serious since even the best students encounter a teacher or two they just can't learn from--Davis is an outstanding school. You won't find a greater since of community. I like the diversity that exists at Davis. There is a good mix of ethnicities and socio-economic levels. My daughter and I are both sorry we must move.

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March 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2004
Davis Elementary has been a wonderful experience for our family. My son is in 5th grade now and loves to go to school each day. The staff and faculty are all great. Each year Kyle has been assigned to a classroom that fits his needs. The principal has been there since the school opened 10 or so years ago. He sincerely loves his school and the kids in it. The school provides several after school programs such as Math Pentatholon, Chess, Foreign languages, Future Scientist, Volleyball, Jumproap teams, Mad Science to name a few. We will sincerely miss all the people who make Davis such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2004
Three of my children have gone to Davis and I have never stepped foot into a more exciting elementary school in all of Austin. Dr. Hall is the visionary behind it all, but his carefully selected staff is what drives the place. There is no finer school and Mr. Will Davis will tell you that himself. The school has good karma, that's all I can say.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2004
Davis is a great school and has excellent teachers and staff. I have a daughter at Davis for the last three years, and she loves her classes, teachers, and friends.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2004
I am so glad that my child had the opportunity to attend Davis Elementary. The parents and teachers work together to make this school exceptional! Parental involvement is incredible!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2004
I have two kids at Davis. They've attended only this elementary. I believe that they want to prepare kids for success. There is tremendous parental involvement and the kids seem proud of their school. My kids love it. I will judge their middle and high schools by their experiences at Davis. It is truly an outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2003
Davis is great, from the principal to the custodial staff, everybody provides a great atmosphere for children's educational & social development.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
I have two sons at Davis currently age 6 and age 9. I am very pleased with everything at Davis. Davis offers everything that any private school can offer my children. The principal and the teachers do an excellent job with the students at Davis.

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Davis Elementary School
5214 Duval Road, Austin, TX  78727
(512) 414-2580
Last modified Davis Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Davis Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top