School Details

Nora Davis Magnet School

1305 Martin Luther King Dr, Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 428-7782
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 368 students 14 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

54%
43%
59%
64%
61%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Laurel School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
45%
59%
87%
65%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
81%
81%
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 2013
  • Laurel School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
48%
59%
58%
51%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
75%
50%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Laurel School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nora Davis Magnet School is a public elementary school in Laurel. 368 students go to Nora Davis Magnet School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 78% of the 368 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nora Davis Magnet School is 14:1. St Johns Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 90% 91%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 3%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Multiracial 1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 92%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I love the atmosphere at the school. I love the support I have recieved from the staff and I will reccomend the school to any parent. Most of all the principal is wonderful!

  • (9 years ago)

    Nora Davis Magnet School is an exceptional school for academically committed and positively motivated students. The teachers and principal are decicated to educational excellence and give their students oppportunities to learn via exciting and creative methods. They emphasize that learning is on-going AND fun!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is really strict about discipline and safety also behavior in which I am following.I have made progress in at my first year of school at NDMS some say it's an ok school but I think it's a wonderful school!

  • (10 years ago)

    Nora Davis Magnet School is an incrdible school full of wonderful academic opportunities. Not only is it great academically (It is rated a level 5 from state tests which is the best) it is a whole school for the arts and integrates art into every subject. For instance students might learn a song to remember a math formula. This keeps the students interested and excited about school. Nora Davis also offers great extracurricular activities. This year the 4th 5th and 6th graders are involved in an original opera where students write design costumes sets and perform their own opera. The school also offers special art dance strings and showchoir. My daughter has attended ND since Kindergarten and loves it. She is now in fourth grade and I believe she is getting the best education possible. The teachers and staff are wonderful and I wouldn't dream of sending her anywhere else!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have one child attending Nora Davis Magnet School. I am very please with the school the faculty and everything that my son has learned since attending NDMS at five yrs. old. The teachers are outstanding. Each day when my child and I did homework I was always impressed with what he had learned in a day. The techniques that the teachers use are very effective. I would not change a thing. Hooked On Phonics does not even come close to comparison with the Accelerated Reading that NDMS provides for their students. Hats off to the Principal Teachers and Students at NDMS. You all should be very proud. I am.

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