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Elizabeth Davis Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1175 students

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Posted May 18, 2014

This school is absolutely horrible. Yes, Chesterfield County has poured a lot of money into the technology, but the rude, overpaid, underdressed, self-centered, dancing teachers that do not have time to spare to talk with children and parents when grades are questioned need to adjust their priorities or find another profession.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

My daughter is a student at Elizabeth Davis middle . When my daughter started we were coming from another state cause of my husband job . My daughter has had such a hard time at the school. She went through bulling and the school really wasn't supported on fixing the problem. It is very hard to find friends at the school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

This school is amazing. The teachers had a huge impact on my child. If your looking for a public education for your kid(s) this is the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

My student is appropriately challenged at EDMS, and the school is clean and feels safe. However, neither the faculty nor the administration communicate well with parents, either on a school-level or on an individual level. As a parent, I generally feel out of the loop, even when I go to lengths to communicate and be involved. Parents are not treated as members of their student's educational team. Additionally, this school does not use any textbooks, which makes it very difficult for parents to be involved in supporting their student's learning at home. EDMS has integrated technology to such a degree that they have lost human-to-human collaboration. Despite good intentions, the intense use of technology has made this school impersonal and detached.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

I am a student here at EDMS and I have also been to 2 other middle schools I am not a big fan of this school some of this staff is rude and grouchy it is very hard to make any friends here and if I have a event that is very important to me even on the weekends I don't get to do because every subject is giving us piles of homework I personally think that Russellville middle school in Arkansas should be one of the top 10 school in the US besides EDMS and the students has no manners they cuss they though food and they don't respect the teachers


Posted April 10, 2013

I transferred my son to EDMS from private school mid-year and have been thrilled with the program. He loves his teachers, each of whom have been very helpful acclimating him to the new setting. Transferring in from a tiny school (100 students K-12) to a public setting has been very smooth due to the incredible team organization (the teachers who work in pods/teams creating a smaller school setting within the whole). The facilities are newly constructed and well designed with an impressive amount of thought going into layout to optimize team organization, security, and student flow. It is well equipped with computer labs, controlled wifi and other state-of-the art features. There is an active PTA with opportunities for parents to volunteer. Security is emphasised with limited access and computerized sign-in with picture ID badges for all visitors. EDMS has its own friendly Chesterfield Police Officer whom most students know by name and respect. (I was impressed with the security -- when we visited to tour the school with the principal, we came early and waited in the parking lot...within minutes a staff member with a radio approached to identify us.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

great school , happy my childen are going there,staff is excellent and caring and are on top of things immediately
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

I have been at Elizabeth Davis Middle School since the first year it has opened back in 2008, and i have gone there all three years of middle school. I have had the pleasure of watching our school grow and change and progress. There are a great selection of teachers at this school that connect on a higher level with most of the students. I loved laying sports here, its an awesome way to meet new friends, i did Cross Country in 6th grade, and Cheer leading in 8th grade, and Tack&Field all three years. Sometimes the rules are absurd, such as no hugging even if you are the same sex, and walking in line everywhere, except classes, but overall i loved going to Davis and i'm going to miss it very much, as i move on to High school.


Posted May 24, 2010

The staff, students, parents, & friends of Elizabeth Davis Middle school together have built a wonderful caring community whose mission seems to be to help EVERY child be the very best they can be. My daughter is VERY happy to be a student at EDMS and although it is nearly the end of this school year, she is already talking about how excited she is about coming back NEXT year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

My son goes to Davis Middle which opened in 2008. My son loves both schools. There is video recording inside the building and out. Incidents between students occur rarely, and if, are dealt with immediately and very professionally. Teachers and staff are outstandingly helpful, caring and professional. Parents are updated daily on upcoming test, projects, test results and grades, by simply loggin on to 'Edline.com'. Parents also can email a teacher anytime with questions or concerns through the Edline system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Have you ever been in a school that the teachers were excited to be there? At Beth Davis, the educators genuinely want to be there. The kids are the winners in this equation. My son made what I consider to be a seamless transition from elementary school. All of the staff that I have met seem to be a very energetic, committed and vibrant bunch. I think this attitude starts at the top. Mrs. Frahar and Mr. Pike set the tone. The rest is done by the teachers. This school in not crowded and the students are held accountable for there actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

I feel that Davis has been a great school for my son and he has really enjoyed his seventh grade your as well thank you guys for making this a wonderful year. sincerly, Pamela Sharpe-Jones
—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.

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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: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students80%
Female students86%
Male students75%
Black students71%
Asian students79%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial83%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students84%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students74%
Proficient in English87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students77%
Female students78%
Male students76%
Black students67%
Asian students64%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial91%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students71%
Female students72%
Male students70%
Black students65%
Asian students73%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial82%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students74%
Female students80%
Male students68%
Black students60%
Asian students94%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students82%
Male students67%
Black students70%
Asian students94%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students82%
Female students83%
Male students81%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students84%
Female students82%
Male students86%
Black students73%
Asian students100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2008-2009 school year.
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2007-2008 school year.

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students86%
Female students89%
Male students83%
Black students89%
Asian students100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English88%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female studentsn/a
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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601 Corvus Court
Chester, VA 23836
Phone: (804) 541-4700

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