Award Year: 2014

Joseph J. Davies Elementary School

4101 Mistrot Drive
Meraux, LA, 70075-2144

(504) 267-7890

Mrs. Donna L Schultz, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

St. Bernard Parish

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Mission

Our vision at Davies is to become a school of academic excellence. We will accomplish this by working together to provide an exciting, enriching, and engaging learning environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 16%
  • White: 69%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Asian: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Students demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method.

Students demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method.

The original Davies Elementary became a casualty of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as the levees flooded and destroyed our entire parish. It was reopened in 2008, however, as the population of our parish continues to grow and become more diverse, so does the population of Davies Elementary. The racial/ethnic composition of Davies at the present is 2% Asian, 16% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic, and 70% white. At Davies, 73% of our students qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch.

Our vision at Joseph J. Davies Elementary School is to become a school of academic excellence. We strive to accomplish this by providing an exciting, enriching, and engaging learning environment for all children. We truly believe that in order to realize our vision we must develop a partnership of staff, students, families and the community. We nurture this partnership throughout the year by having many activities and events that are open to our families and the community. We felt it important to provide a space in the building specifically for the PTO, which conveys the message to our parents that we value their participation and commitment to our school. Business Partners provide volunteers at our school events or support for our many projects and activities.

The single most important factor in the success of Davies Elementary is that data drives all of our instructional decisions. Teachers are given Data Binders to collect student data which is analyzed weekly at Grade Level Meetings. Assessments and instruction are aligned with Common Core State Standards.

The staff at Joseph J. Davies Elementary School works hard to create a caring, nurturing environment in which all children can succeed and reach their potential.