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Davis Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 885 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2013

My son is the GT program which is very academically demanding but as a parent I love how they push the kids to do and be their best and in my son's case it shows. My son loves his teachers and his class he can't get enough of his science projects and independent studies. I've met with his teachers and principal and they're very kind and helpful. With the possibility of moving ths summer the only thing that stresses me is the thought of changing my son from this school which have my son thinking of college choices. I truly wish my son could continue his elementary years at JO Davis Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2013

I've had 3 children go to this school and its been a pretty good school til this year. I have little school or teacher involvement. So many problems going on and am never notified, the most recent thing I witnessed was the 1st school dance. In my opinion it's too early for dances but we went anyways and it was like a club up in the school. Hip hop and dance music, laser lights, risqu dancing and dressing by students, parents and staff. This was way too grown up for elementary kids and I saw a big lack of morals and bad decisions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2012

The teachers at this school are not helpful or understanding at all . I don't recommend anyone send their children to J. O. Davis Elementary. The worst year of my life they made it REALLY BAD for my son and my family:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

Over the 8 years I have been at Davis I have gone from 5-8 active parents volunteering in my room or at school to 0 or 1.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 11, 2006

I think this school is not up to 'par'. I am not satisfied at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

I think with more parent involvement we can make this a better place for our children to learn,because what their doing just does not seem to be good enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I have found over 10 years of involvement teachers at J.O. Davis go above and beyond for their students. My son learned to compensate well for his dyslexia. He is able to pass taks everytime I believe because of the great base education he received at J.O. Davis, He is now a high school student. I do believe our children need more P.E. classes but that is an IISD problem and not a J.O. Davis problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Im very unhappy with J.O. Davis school.Academically the school is not preforming.The State of Texas gave it a Grade of F.I guess thats public school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

I can only say I totally agree with the other reviews thus far. I have taught in public schools for many years but there was incredibly, ridiculously intense pressure regarding tests at this school. The staff and parents and even students are wonderful. But we met during my planning period a minimum of twice per week to discuss TAKS strategies and both the teachers and the parents would prefer that we educate the whole child, and not just spend all day every day getting ready for a test. Talk about pressure!!! I am so sad that somehow Texas lawmakers have insidiously taken over Texas schools and pray for the day when the teachers and parents are in charge once again.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 24, 2004

I agree with Ms. Cannon. I've worked there before and have also volunteered at Davis and the stress put on all staff members and I am talking about all staff members that teach in all schools, especially teacher assistants and counselors is too much. All my children love Davis but it kills me to see the stress on my children when the states testing comes around. They get stomach aches, head aches and have trouble sleeping. You should also have bilingual translators in 'ALL' your family meetings and gatherings. Above all, Davis has wonderful staff members.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education80%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American84%
Asian83%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American79%
Asian83%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black or African American67%
Asian80%
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
42%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students47%
Female41%
Male51%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented68%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual82%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual82%

Math

All Students48%
Female38%
Male58%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual73%

Writing

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual74%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male66%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students60%
Female66%
Male51%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual48%

Science

All Students62%
Female68%
Male55%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual44%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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
Hispanic 71% 50%
Black 17% 13%
White 8% 31%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • John Ringhauser
Fax number
  • (972) 313-4949

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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310 Davis Ave
Irving, TX 75061
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Phone: (972) 600-4900

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