So far its been good. School building is kind of old. My son's classroom looks uninviting. Teacher seems very nice. A little disappointed because it seems they split children up based on Spanish speaking and English speaking classes. Maybe I would like my non-Spanish speaking child be in the bilingual classes so that he can learn Spanish? But other than that it seems okay.
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.
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.
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:(
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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