Davis Primary School

1125 South 7th Street, St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4822

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-2 498 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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About this school

Davis Primary School is a public elementary school in Saint Charles. The principal of Davis Primary School is Mrs. Denise Liechty. 498 students attend Davis Primary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Davis Primary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 498 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 39% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Davis Primary School is 16:1. Bridges Montessori Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 27% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 13%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Davis is a lower elementary (K-2) that feeds up to Richmond (3-5). There is a huge sense of community and involvement here. Our kids have loved this school and their teachers. The leadership and curriculum is great. They obviously can't meet the needs of everyone in the community but for a public education you can't get much better. Glad to have it in our neighborhood.

  • (1 year ago)

    Davis is an excellent school. My son and daughter excelled with the help of their teachers. All the schools are having to deal with common core which hasn't been easy but the parents and teachers have made it work and haven't let it become detriment to our children's education. The parent involvement at this school is amazing.

  • (1 year ago)

    involves and encourages parents to be part of childs education. Would like to see more rewards for readers during school calenar as well as over summer breaks

  • (5 years ago)

    Davis is not just a school it's a neighborhood and a community. The PTO schedules community building activities throughout the year that the kids love. My son has been there 3 years now and we have had 3 excellent teachers. Davis is an old building that needs renovation/rebuilding but unfortunately a referendum that would have accomplished this did not pass this year. Despite this challenge Davis remains a wonderful learning environment and fantastic community and we are proud to be a part of it and send our other sons there in the coming years. As for the complaint about not offering more challenging curriculum for gifted students in the early grades that is the policy of the St Charles school district not Davis Elementary.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son was a student there and had a very good experience!

  • (6 years ago)

    I was going to give 5 stars and then I reconsidered. While Davis is an excellent school and the teachers are very involved in the programs they deliver there needs to be more diversification in the curriculum offered to students depending on their intellectual level. While most student perform as expected there needs to be consideration for those at the beginning grades that exceed expectations. Children get bored when not challenged and this needs to be considered. I don't know if all elementary education follows the same guidelines but I think skill level should drive curriculum. Other than that the school has excellent community involvement and the staff is not a 9 to 5. Love the involvement and sense of community.

  • (10 years ago)

    Davis School is located on the West side of the Fox River in the town of St. Charles. It is located in an older subdivision and serves children that live within walking distance of the school. Many families tend to stay in the area so the school has a very stable population. It is not uncommon for children at Davis School to attend all six years of Elementary School there. The school has a strong PTO with many volunteers. There is a nice blend of teachers young and old. Davis School takes overflow students from newer developments west of St. Charles. This has been typical of District 303 for the last 20 years. Residents of newer subdivisions are often surprised when their child is sent to one of the in town schools instead of the newer buildings that are closer to their home. Davis tries to welcome all. New Principal

  • (10 years ago)

    Davis has a wonderful and caring staff. Their focus is always on the individual student and his or her achievement. I have very positive and immediate responses whenever I had a concern about my child. The building is older compared to some of the others in D303 but it is always very clean and welcoming. Davis is primarily a neighborhood school and most students walk. But given the boundary dynamics of our school district I would check before assuming that your child would attend any of the schools in St. Charles CUSD 303.

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