School Details

Jeff Davis Elementary School

340 St Mary Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 436-5110
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 722 students 9 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

77%
76%
59%
83%
83%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Biloxi Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
72%
59%
78%
81%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
99%
95%
89%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Biloxi Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
80%
59%
89%
82%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
86%
80%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Biloxi Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jeff Davis Elementary School is a public elementary school in Biloxi. 722 students go to Jeff Davis Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 722 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jeff Davis Elementary School is 9:1. Lopez Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 51% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 37%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has gone to this school for kindergarten and first grade.To be honest I have been very disappointed.Their curriculum is odd even at that level to say the least.My son brings home math homework and I can't begin to try to help him understand the way they want him to work out the problems because it is something I have never seen before in my life.I asked his teacher to help me understand so I can help him.Her answer to me was to be honest she didn't understand either.Thank goodness I am retired from the military now and can get my child out of this school district.

  • (1 year ago)

    I hate this school. My children have been attending this school for a short time. During this time they have watched many movies which doesn't make very good use of education time. My children have regressed from where they were at when they started attending jeff davis. The teachers and principal truly seem to care about the students but do not have quality curriculum to teach them with. I have a child who is so confused by what they have taught him in math that he seems unable to solve problems that he could solve last school year. I find grammar errors on their language homework. Grammar rules on those same papers are so confusing that I'm not sure how they expect any of the children to understand. I'm very disappointed in this school and am extremely concerned for my children.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been here for two years now and I have been very pleased. I love the teachers and the principal. I don't have any complaints.

  • (1 year ago)

    Go to a private school. My daughter had a traumatizing experience here to say the least.

  • (2 years ago)

    One of the best schools I have ever attended.Sure maybe the teachers will yell at your kid or yell in general but kids need discipline. Have you ever thought maybe it was your kid doing all the problems like roaming the halls or talking in class? It isn't the teachers faults so I don't know why you guys are writing bad reviews.Personally as an All A Honor roll student the 10 year old in Create the kid who attended this school for 5 years this is personally the best school I've ever been to. Schools who just say move your clip you acted up I don't know why you like these schools better you will never get proper discipline and your kids might like the teachers but they probably only like them because they'll never get caught when they act up. There is nothing Jeff Davis should improve but I have had successful grades and thats from the wonderful teachers that teach there. So the people complaining about yelling I think you've got it all wrong

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my kids attended JD over last 3 yrs and could not be happier with the teachers and entire administration. Military families...this is the school you want your kids in. They care about the kids and keep great communication with parents. If any parent disagrees I wonder if Dr Nelson was involved but after 3 yrs/ 10 teachers I've never had a problem. Best PTA involvement/activities for kids. Rewards programs galore.Thriving A/B Honor roll kids and I do believe it is bc this school encourages and celebrates EVERY little milestone.

  • (2 years ago)

    Jeff Davis was AMAZING!! The teachers were awesome the Principal was always evolved knew all the kids and their parents! Being military we have moved to Colorado and whoever said schools up north were better is crazy! It took me 2 years to even see the Principal in Colorado. We definitely miss Jeff Davis!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Jeff Davis Elementary School is a wonderful school. I have one son who attended this school. I absolutely loved all of the teachers and staff. My son has had many great things happen to him due to the teaching he recieved. He had all A honor roll each year and perfect scores on his MCT2 tests. He also participated in robotics the stock market game CSI Biloxi and many moreprograms. Thank you to ALL of the staff at Jeff Davis Elementary School for great years. Best school!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    We miss Jeff Davis! With being a military family my children have been to 3 schools. Our favorite by far has been Jeff Davis. We were welcomed with open arms. I cant say enough great things about the staff! From the custodians to lunch ladies to teachers and the administration they all made it a great experience. Dr. Nelson is one in a million! She is an intelligent strong beautiful southern woman. You can see the love she has for the students. When my son was admitted to the hospital she took time out of her schedule to call and check on him! It has been very hard to be at other schools because no one can top this principal and staff. Mrs. Pettigrew is an amazing teacher. She is a hands on teacher. I was thrilled when my prayers were answered and she was Jake's 2nd grade teacher. Mrs. Rushing and Mrs. Allen are a dream team. They balance each other out perfectly. Mrs. Clemons was one of my son's favorite teachers. He always enjoyed her class especially since he would learn more unique things than the regular classroom. I could go on and on. If we could move back to Biloxi we would in a heartbeat. Especially for this school! We will never forget Jeff Davis Elementary!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is one of the worst schools I've ever had to deal with. My daughter has attended this school for 2 years now and I have seen no changes or improvement the quality of her education. No matter how hard I try to be involved with her teachers and education it seems like I'm always getting the "brush off" they want to try to make it seem like everything is ok when it is every but. I have tried numerous times to schedule teacher conferences so that I may be informed as to what is going on with her grades and to no avail have they attempted to give schedule a date and time for this. I would also like to mention that security is a joke at this school as well I've witnessed multiple times people walking about the school and no one seems to question as to who they are and what they are doing there. There have also been 3 incidents where the school has "lost" my child and when I say "lost" I mean the teachers had no idea where she was at in the school. My husband had to go and find her one day because they had sent her to the library by herself and she didn't have any idea where it was. Over all the teachers do no care and they have too many students in this school for my liking.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am sick of all the bashing this school receives. My kids have been going there for the last 3 years and we have had nothing but AMAZING results. Dr. Nelson is the best principle I have ever encountered. Ms. Taylor and her SPED staff go above and beyond to help my son. When it comes time to leave Keesler I will be very disappointed to leave this awesome and caring staff at JD.

  • (3 years ago)

    HORRIBLE SCHOOL AND ADMINISTRATION. I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF KIDS BEING YELLED AT. WOW. Everyone is FAKE and its seems like a political game All in who you know. The only ones suffering are the CHILDREN. DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD THERE.

  • (3 years ago)

    Removed our child after she started hating school because the teachers yelled all the time. Curriculum is mediocre at best and teachers spend most of their time disciplining problem children. My child was in G&T program now in a private school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a son and daughter (with special needs) who have been attending Jeff Davis for over four years. I've been throughly impressed with the professionalism and attitude of the staff. The new principal is also outstanding and very passionate about her job/students. My daughter has made great strides with her disability. No regrets here with enrolling my children at Jeff Davis. The negative posts on this web site is not a true reflection of Jeff Davis in my opinion. Of course different people will have different perspectives. Lastly Keesler's leadership is VERY engaged with the school (and vice versa).

  • (4 years ago)

    wow I have never seen teacher yelling mentioned in the previous post but I am not surprised . You are gonna be asked to choose if you will allow physical punishment on your child or not upon enrollment. Not all public schools are created equal although they might use the same worksheet printed by the same company. Every school has its own culture and Jeff Davis is particularly "traditional" so to speak. the school is strict academic wise and discipline wise. so kids should be well prepared for test and stuff .you see their test score based rating is pretty high(9 out of 10). But curriculum is less challenging and less engaging. As far as discipline standard you shouldn't enroll your kid here if she/he was NOT raised in a "old fashioned" way. overall it is like the schools we 30 something grew up in.other schools are not like this anymore.3 stars is about fair for jeff davis.

  • (4 years ago)

    We didn't even get through the enrollment process. The office staff was very rude and all we heard was yelling from teachers and kids down the hall ways and we never met with the principal.After talking to the office staff for a few minutes I grabbed my kids and left. My daughter is homeschooled as of right now.And when we decide to search for schools again Jeff Davis will not be on the list.

  • (4 years ago)

    JD absorbed many students following 2 other elem school closures this summer. JD was not prepared. Our child had so many problem students in his class that he got lost in the chaos. When he said his teacher yelled every day (and students from other classes confirmed it) we withdrew our son from the school. Poor academics inadequate staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    This was the worst schools my child has ever attended. We were not warmly received or welcomed by the principal and communication was very poor thereafter. Academically there was no guidance or consideration given. We have no regrets pulling our child from this school very quickly and looking into private schools that were nearby and highly recommended by colleagues. Definitely ask around before you enroll your child. If you are accustomed to a friendly and approachable principal this is likely not the school for you or your child.

  • (9 years ago)

    One of the top notch schools in the Biloxi area from the Principle all teacher staff to the Supervisor of the cafeteria. Always clean and perfessional staff. If I did not live in this school district would pay to have my child attend. 'EXCELLENCE'

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is great! My son had been going to school overseas and was in a class with 30 other students. When he started at JD his class was about 20 students if that. He is in first grade and his teacher is great. This school has a great number of military dependents and so the students are a little more well behaved then at other school. I have not heard one bad thing about JD. They sent out a paper seeing if any parent wanted to change thier childs school and I did not hear of anyone changing. All the parents I talked to said they would never change schools.

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