• Elizabeth Davis Middle School7

    Chester, VA | Chesterfield County


    May 18, 2014

    This school is absolutely horrible. Yes, Chesterfield County has poured a lot of money into the technology, but the rude, overpaid, underdressed, self-centered, dancing teachers that do not have time to spare to talk with children and parents when grades are questioned need to adjust their priorities or find another profession.

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    February 18, 2014

    My daughter is a student at Elizabeth Davis middle . When my daughter started we were coming from another state cause of my husband job . My daughter has had such a hard time at the school. She went through bulling and the school really wasn't supported on fixing the problem. It is very hard to find friends at the school .

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    January 31, 2014

    This school is amazing. The teachers had a huge impact on my child. If your looking for a public education for your kid(s) this is the school.

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    November 15, 2013

    My student is appropriately challenged at EDMS, and the school is clean and feels safe. However, neither the faculty nor the administration communicate well with parents, either on a school-level or on an individual level. As a parent, I generally feel out of the loop, even when I go to lengths to communicate and be involved. Parents are not treated as members of their student's educational team. Additionally, this school does not use any textbooks, which makes it very difficult for parents to be involved in supporting their student's learning at home. EDMS has integrated technology to such a degree that they have lost human-to-human collaboration. Despite good intentions, the intense use of technology has made this school impersonal and detached.

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    September 14, 2013

    I am a student here at EDMS and I have also been to 2 other middle schools I am not a big fan of this school some of this staff is rude and grouchy it is very hard to make any friends here and if I have a event that is very important to me even on the weekends I don't get to do because every subject is giving us piles of homework I personally think that Russellville middle school in Arkansas should be one of the top 10 school in the US besides EDMS and the students has no manners they cuss they though food and they don't respect the teachers

    April 10, 2013

    I transferred my son to EDMS from private school mid-year and have been thrilled with the program. He loves his teachers, each of whom have been very helpful acclimating him to the new setting. Transferring in from a tiny school (100 students K-12) to a public setting has been very smooth due to the incredible team organization (the teachers who work in pods/teams creating a smaller school setting within the whole). The facilities are newly constructed and well designed with an impressive amount of thought going into layout to optimize team organization, security, and student flow. It is well equipped with computer labs, controlled wifi and other state-of-the art features. There is an active PTA with opportunities for parents to volunteer. Security is emphasised with limited access and computerized sign-in with picture ID badges for all visitors. EDMS has its own friendly Chesterfield Police Officer whom most students know by name and respect. (I was impressed with the security -- when we visited to tour the school with the principal, we came early and waited in the parking lot...within minutes a staff member with a radio approached to identify us.)

    Submitted by a parent

    October 25, 2012

    great school , happy my childen are going there,staff is excellent and caring and are on top of things immediately

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    June 30, 2011

    I have been at Elizabeth Davis Middle School since the first year it has opened back in 2008, and i have gone there all three years of middle school. I have had the pleasure of watching our school grow and change and progress. There are a great selection of teachers at this school that connect on a higher level with most of the students. I loved laying sports here, its an awesome way to meet new friends, i did Cross Country in 6th grade, and Cheer leading in 8th grade, and Tack&Field all three years. Sometimes the rules are absurd, such as no hugging even if you are the same sex, and walking in line everywhere, except classes, but overall i loved going to Davis and i'm going to miss it very much, as i move on to High school.

    May 24, 2010

    The staff, students, parents, & friends of Elizabeth Davis Middle school together have built a wonderful caring community whose mission seems to be to help EVERY child be the very best they can be. My daughter is VERY happy to be a student at EDMS and although it is nearly the end of this school year, she is already talking about how excited she is about coming back NEXT year!!

    Submitted by a parent

    December 5, 2009

    My son goes to Davis Middle which opened in 2008. My son loves both schools. There is video recording inside the building and out. Incidents between students occur rarely, and if, are dealt with immediately and very professionally. Teachers and staff are outstandingly helpful, caring and professional. Parents are updated daily on upcoming test, projects, test results and grades, by simply loggin on to 'Edline.com'. Parents also can email a teacher anytime with questions or concerns through the Edline system.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 8, 2009

    Have you ever been in a school that the teachers were excited to be there? At Beth Davis, the educators genuinely want to be there. The kids are the winners in this equation. My son made what I consider to be a seamless transition from elementary school. All of the staff that I have met seem to be a very energetic, committed and vibrant bunch. I think this attitude starts at the top. Mrs. Frahar and Mr. Pike set the tone. The rest is done by the teachers. This school in not crowded and the students are held accountable for there actions.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 6, 2009

    I feel that Davis has been a great school for my son and he has really enjoyed his seventh grade your as well thank you guys for making this a wonderful year. sincerly, Pamela Sharpe-Jones

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