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663 Church St
Layton, UT 84041

(801) 402-7100
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Grateful to: Teacher
October 21, 2015
Shout out to the faculty and the administration. I was really not sure about Central Davis as I had heard things, but my neighbors said that the reputation it had has all changed and that this is an elite school in all categories. I have found this to be true with my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
October 21, 2015
Can I just say that after meeting my daughter's teacher at Back to School night and at Parent Teacher Conference that I feel they have my child's best interest in mind.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
October 21, 2015
I would put "just right" to "too much". However, my daughter is in two honors classes and other things that require a bit more time.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
October 21, 2015
The teachers and students, according to my daughter, say that the teachers really try to help all students learn and that they have different approaches to learning. I asked her about how kids treat each other and she said that she hardly hears swearing in the halls and that kids are very helpful and kind to each other. She doesn't see the clicks like she did at the charter school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
October 21, 2015
My daughters 7th grade English teacher, as well as some of the others, spoke to the students about plagiarism and doing their own work. The teachers are big on student accountability while also helping the student learn and master the assignments and content.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2015
What an amazing school. My daughter attended a charter school for 1 year and we did not care that experience. We heard from our neighbors about Central Davis and the amazing honors and AP classes they offer and the incredible music program. Our daughter has love this school and has made some wonderful friends. Thank you Central Davis Faculty!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2015
All of my children have attended, and one is still attending CDJH. They have participated in the schools Honor's Program and AP classes. The school has kept them challenged and engaged mentally, socially and physically. They have a great overall staff and a majority of teachers who are still excited to be teaching. The sports program is as good for the girls as it is for the boys. Being from out of state, I worried about my kids finding their place here in Utah; Central Davis Junior High has been a wonderful school and a place of inclusion for my children. They have not only learned, but grown, excelled and made lasting friendships. GO CUBS!

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2015
Overall I would rate this Jr. High as pretty average, with its downsides being more attributed to the student's attitudes rather than the staff here. I really enjoyed my experience at this school though. Classes: Art: 1/5 English: 5/5 Languages: 3/5 Sports: 5/5 Science: 1/5 Math:3/5 History: 2/5 Teachers: Only a few exceptional ones. Some don't care about their jobs at all and are very lazy. On administrators: I really liked the principle and the guidance counselors. My guidance counselor gave me good resources and helped me a lot. On bullying: Many times bullying was not noticed by administration and 2.) When it was reported it did continue, but I attribute this partially to the internet as well, which the school couldn't really control all that well. Drugs: A lot of kids do drugs here, be careful.

- submitted by a community member

July 28, 2014
I was a student at this school.. My experience with this school was horrible...I only had a few friends and everyone started bullying me and even talking about me behind my back...I got bullied just for being different!

- submitted by a community member

September 10, 2013
My kids were so worried about starting a new school this year, as was I. It has turned out to be a wonderful change in our lives.

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2012
I am not sure what this first individual is referring too that gave Central Davis a 1 star. I know for a fact that the principal and vice principals would NEVER let anything like what was described fly at this great school. This school is focused on safety, academics, and extracurricular.

- submitted by a teacher

August 26, 2012
My daughter was beaten by girls her first day of 9th grade. She was called hateful names, and then several boys dumped soft drinks over her head while she stood and cried. The principal and vice principal refused to do anything, even after I called the police. They kept asking my daughter what she had done to bring on the attack. This treatment continued in our East side neighborhood and at our church. We finally had to take her out of the state to stop the abuse. For pity sake, if there is ANY alternative, please send your children somewhere else!

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2012
My daughter loves this school! She especially loves the music playing in the halls between periods. This is the first year that she comes home telling me how much she learned. The teachers and parents are caring and involved and want the students to succeed. I have been very pleased with the level of education given to my daughter. Kudos to CDJH teachers and Principal Dave.

- submitted by a parent
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Central Davis Jr High School
663 Church St, Layton, UT  84041
(801) 402-7100
Last modified Central Davis Jr High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Central Davis Jr High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top