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Hampton, VA
Students enrolled: 656

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1435 Todds Ln
Hampton, VA 23666

(757) 825-4520
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June 23, 2014
This school has really gone downhill since the new principal has taken over. She is not fair to her students. Then she wonders why half of her students do not respect her. Why would a student respect a principal who they see show favoritism to students of her same race. A student should not have to go though be judge by the color of their skin. Also how do you go from being principal at Eaton, to assistant principal at Davis then back to principal again. Someone on the school board is playing favoritism and the price is causing is our children education. So when parents of Davis decide to move their child to another school or take them out and home school them, then you will know why.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2014
I was a student at the school in 1963.at that time it was a very good school with excellent staff. I haven't been back there since.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2014
by far the worse school year ever! My daughter transferred here 213-2014 school year and it has been a nightmare. Unprofessional teachers. Teachers and principals have very low standards. Please do not send your children here. This school should be closed.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
This school wasn't the best school. One of the classrooms Had a beetle come out of nowhere and startle the classroom. I liked the teachers. The girls gym isn't a good gym, the boys have the better gym their gym is roomy with beautiful floors. The fountains in the gyms and locker rooms don't look clean, taste like ranch, and aren't cool. Once you get out of gym and your hot and sweaty you would want cold water.The 6th grade wing has perfect temperature but the 7th had the hot temperature and the 8th had the cold wing. The school should make the girls gym look better, cool the water in the gyms and fix the temperatures, and get rid of the bugs.

- submitted by a community member

May 16, 2013
my daughter hates this school and i'm not really impressed either. debating on if she will return next year

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2012
I was a sixth grade student here before moving to Newport News, and my time here was terrible. It's very unsanitary and many of the teachers, from my experience, were very rude. The curriculum is fair, but they offer no extra-curricular activities. The gym for the girls is horrid, and the gym for the males is fairly decent and much better maintained than that of the girls. Also, the school is located in a relatively "hot" area. I, personally, under any circumstances would not return to this school. I'd much rather take my chances with the magnet program.

- submitted by a community member

March 21, 2010
The school board needs to put cameras and microphones secretally in every classroom to see and hear what the other students are saying to each other.

- submitted by a student

February 20, 2010
I go to davis now in the 7th grade and I have to say .... Best school & best school year ever! hope the same 4 next year!

- submitted by a student

May 19, 2009
its ok...the children may be rude time to time...not to often do you see kids talking about innappropiate things.The teachers are So nice. but overall its a pretty good school

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2008
i went to davis for to years and it was the best school ever.parents i suggest you send your child here theyll have a wonderful year the teachers make learning fun and exciting

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 14, 2007
This is a fantasic middle school. Someone I care for attends there and I feel it is better then some of the higher rated schools. To the staff: keep up the great work the kids enjoy being with you and that is key to a great education.

- submitted by a community member

July 04, 2007
I think Jeff Davis is one of the best Public City schools in the area. I have had 3 kids attend JDM in the passed 2 years and have not had any problems go unresolved. It has a very solid foundation, with a very caring staff. A school can only be as good as the teachers, students, PTA and parents can make it. If i could make one suggestion it would be to have more teacher/parent/student team building exercises to bring everyone closer...and help to mold the childrens minds in a positive direction. One of my other suggetions would be to encourage the staff to possibly interact more with the feeder schools and maybe have some type of consolidated community fundraiser to allow the children to do something positive, give the teachers and parents another opportunity to interact outside of the classroom and pull down those barriers that separate them.

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2007
The success of any school depends on several factors: i.e., students, parents, teachers, and administrators. What has declined over the years is the parental involvement. If parents and students want a better school they have to look for ways to make the school better. The school has highly qualified and highly dedicated teachers who go beyond the normal school day to ensure the success of every student.

- submitted by a teacher

February 21, 2007
i really like going to that school and the teachers are very wonderful with us and the y love us like their own children and the principal is wonderful he helps the kids with some of their problems and he is the best principal a school can have and he has a great leadership with the school and in every grade level we have a vice principal to Handel the children's concerns and they are there everyday and if they are not there the teacher will send you to the main principal and they will have to deal with the consequences .

- submitted by a student

October 04, 2006
I have a 6th grader who attends Davis Middle and an 8th who is now at Bethel. I am very unhappy with the lack of education. I feel that some of the teacher are there to just rec a pay check and not to educate the students. They don't offer any extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2006
I am an 8th grade student at this school, and I believe that this school is terrible! It is very unsanitary, it doesn't offer many extracurricular activities, and we have to ride horrible city buses, which have a bad history of leaving students behind.

- submitted by a student

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Jefferson Davis Middle School
1435 Todds Ln, Hampton, VA  23666
(757) 825-4520
Last modified Jefferson Davis Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jefferson Davis Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top