School Details

Jefferson Davis Middle School

1435 Todds Ln, Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 825-4520
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 643 students 16 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

59%
64%
74%
58%
68%
78%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hampton City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
66%
75%
14%
24%
61%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hampton City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
62%
71%
59%
62%
70%
57%
61%
62%
71%
68%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hampton City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
77%
76%
94%
75%
76%

Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 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. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hampton City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson Davis Middle School is a public middle school in Hampton. The principal of Jefferson Davis Middle School is Ms. Elizabeth A. Winebarger. 643 students go to Jefferson Davis Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 43% of the 643 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jefferson Davis Middle School is 16:1. Faith Outreach Education Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 70% 64%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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 .

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

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