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Davis Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 719 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 23, 2005

What a great neighborhood school! Lots of parent involvement an very caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asian83%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education54%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian89%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education71%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education14%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Black or African American40%
Asian88%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education75%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female71%
Male84%
Black or African American40%
Asian57%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education78%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female74%
Male84%
Black or African American40%
Asian88%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education78%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asian75%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asian86%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Black 6% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 14%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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5214 Duval Road
Austin, TX 78727
Phone: (512) 414-2580

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