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About This School

WP Davidson High School is a public high school in Mobile. The principal of WP Davidson High School is Lewis Copeland. 1,591 students go to WP Davidson High School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 56% of the 1,591 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at WP Davidson High School is 16:1. Drop Back In Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 65% 51%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 44%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 65%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Davidson is really three schools. There are the mainstream students then there are the students who apply to and are accepted into the International Baccelaureate Program (IB) or the Engineering Pathways Integred Curriculum (EPIC). In my opinion if your child is preparing for college classes there are only three public high schools worth attending in Mobile- Phillips Murphy and Davidson (The elite public school is the Alabama Academy of Math & Science but it is a boarding school with highly competitive slots). IT DOESN"T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE. I know parents who drive their children in from surrounding rural communities. However all the slots in the IB and EPIC programs are competitive. Once accepted if you can't maintain a 60% average and show self disciplne you're out- and there are three students waiting to take your place. My boys have had no problem meeting these requirements. My youngest scored 100% on his state math exam and is already tapped by Duke University's TIP program. I am a strong believer in Mobile's Magnet School Program.

  • (2 years ago)

    Awful awful awful is all I can say! Everyone in the office was helpful when enrolling but after that they are just rude! 12 phone calls to principal that were NEVER returned. Two lunch hours spent in office trying to talk to someone wasted! Trying to get answers is a total waste of time. The best decision I can possibly make is to remove my child asap!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has had the BEST experience here. I know she's going to cry at graduation which isn't something she does too often. Go Warriors!

  • (3 years ago)

    As a senior I can say that this school has helped me a lot. It has sufficiently prepared me for college. They offer Honors A.P. and I.B. courses. Don't take regular classes unless you like being around hooligans but that is the same at all public high schools. In Mobile County Davidson is one of two high schools to offer the International Baccalaureate program. The other school is Murphy. However if your child is interested in taking I.B. classes then they should go to Davidson because of the smaller class sizes and therefore better one-on-one help. Murphy's I.B. class is much larger than Davidson. As of 2011 there are 7 senior I.B. seniors at Davidson as compared to 30 something at Murphy. The A.P. classes are excellent as well. However if your child is interseted in taking Honors Classes then they won't be challenged at all. Davidson's EPIC Program is good if your child wants to know what an engineer does.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school. Davidson High School has challenged me academically introduced me to a diverse variety of culture and caused me to grow over all as an individual. I could not have gone to a better high school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Come experience the Davidson Difference. Our school has an energized and caring faculty that will push students to be better communicators and thinkers each year. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Pre-Engineering (EPIC) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs are the best in the area with outstanding test results and successful graduates. Come check us out and you will see the Davidson Difference!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is fantastic I graduated there and my Uncle works at the school 2 i'm homebound A teacher comes 2 my house and teaches me all the books came from Davidson it's A wonderful school!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent! Both my sons are students in the EPIC program. Great AP and honors classes. Discipline seems to be kept under control especially in the advanced classes. They have received an education.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is loving his first year of high school. He is in the EPIC program and enjoys it. He loves marching band and now they are getting into symphonic band. The parents and teachers I have met are great. I am pleased as punch I chose this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    W.P.Davidson has many amazing academic programs. They are strict but fair and is on of the best schools in America. They are true just and care for their students. All they want is what's best for their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Administration knows the students. They work very hard to keep discipline a priority in the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The EPIC (Engineering Pathways Integrated Curriculm) has been perfect for my son this year (9th grade). The teachers he has had have been great! The staff is great. I highly recommend this school and I am not an easy person to persuade.

  • (5 years ago)

    Davidson has been one of the best kept secrets in Mobile but the word is getting out. Our Engineering program serves as the model for high school engineering programs across the state. We serve a wide variety of students in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Whether a students are simply looking for a high school diploma to start work or the military or they want a first rate preparation for college Davidson is the place to come.

  • (6 years ago)

    Super school that has allowed our child to be an Honor Student Robotics Team National champion and so much more. The Principal deserves six stars. The key to this school is participation parents teachers principal and students. Everyone's child should deserve the opportunities provided. .W. p.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love DHS. The atmosphere is pleasant and the teachers are among the best in the nation. The student body is unique in that you can find kids from around the world all working towards academic excellence. Like any school there are students who are not there for self-improvement but somehow the teachers motivate most of them. My son has received the best education that my tax dollars have already paid for. Even given the choice of other public and private schools in the county we chose DHS.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Davidson for my junior year. Moving from a totally different environment I thought that I could be accepted easily. I was wrong. The teachers seemed as if they were tired of the students. The uniform policy was bogus. The only good thing about the school was lunch and the sports (football). Other than that I am happy that I do not attend there anymore.

  • (7 years ago)

    WP Davidson High School is very diversities in all races of students and extracurricular activities as we have soccer team basketball team football team Nation Guard VE team Band cheer leaders art and musical drama department. There is also a lot of different clubs that students can be involved it at Davidison High School.

  • (9 years ago)

    Two of my two sons graduated from Davidson in the last five years. Davidson provided a great mix of academic and extracurricular activities for both of them. One son has gone on to medical school and the other will graduate from a fine engineering program next year. I believe the experiences that my sons had at Davidson truly influenced their later academic experiences in a very positive way.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to Davidson in 2003 all i learned how to do is tuck my shirt in thats all the teacher are to worried bout u being in uniform i seen teachers refuse to let students in there class room beacuse of their uniform.

  • (9 years ago)

    I graduated from Davidson in 2003 and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The teachers of the AP and Honors classes inspired me everyday and now I am a sophomore in college working toward a double degree in Secondary Science Education and Biology. My future in education is mostly credited to the teachers at Davidson and if I could choose a school at which to work Davidson would be at the top of my list.

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