Davis Magnet School

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Basic Information

Address: 750 N. Congress Street, Jackson, MS
County: Hinds
School District: Jackson Public School District
Phone Number: 601-960-5333
Fax Number: 601-592-2494

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Authorized IB World School, SACS
Founded: Built 1907
Ages/Grades: Kindergarten through fifth grade
School Setting:

Nestled in the heart of the quiet historic district near downtown Jackson, Davis Magnet School is across the street from the childhood home of renowned writer Eudora Welty, who attended Davis during her elementary school years. Davis is known for its small, family environment and its commitment to progressive education in grades K-5.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:30 - 2:20

Jackson Metro Area

School Size: 300
Classroom Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 25/1

IB Primary Years Programme, State Curriculum Frameworks

Support Services:

Arts Integration
Gifted Program
Library / Media

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

25-workstation station computer lab, 10 computers in the media ceneter, computers in each classroom

School Clubs:


Notable Graduates:

Eudora Welty

Admissions Requirements:


Mission Statement:

Davis Magnet School, a school with a recognized history of progressive education, is dedicated to providing all students with a strong foundation for lifelong learning as well as the ability and desire to make a positive contribution to the shared humanity of our world.

All students, parents, community members, and faculty work together to provide inquiry-based, trans-disciplinary instructional experiences that bring our complex and challenging world to life in the classroom.

Such a focus promotes the overall academic, career, personal, and social development of learners who thereby become productive and compassionate global citizens.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The IB Primary Years Program is a rigorous, transdisciplinary program of international education designed to foster the development of the whole child. The PYP focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.

The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging, and significant educational framework for children.