Award Year: 2021

Maude B. Davis Elementary School

1050 Arlington Drive
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626-5626

(714) 424-7930

Mrs. Christy Flores, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Davis aims to teach the whole child, placing an emphasis on responsible behavior, goal setting, higher academic performance, ethical behavior, and respect for self and others.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 47%
  • Hispanic: 24%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 5%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Native American: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
The Davis Magnet School Flag Deck Ceremony

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Davis Magnet School serves around 600 students ranging from preschool through sixth grade. Students from across Newport-Mesa Unified School District attend Davis based on a computerized lottery system that is conducted annually. Davis Magnet School is a unique learning environment with a special academic focus on math, science, and technology. Additionally, students have many opportunities to engage in the Arts, making Davis a true S.T.E.A.M. school.

The students of Davis Magnet School receive a high-quality education thanks to consistent collaboration by teachers and staff who provide numerous opportunities for students to apply critical thinking skills and solve real-life problems. As a result of creative planning and multiple resources, students engage in various hands-on learning experiences with leading experts in their field, along with a suite of technological resources. Not only do students at Davis excel academically, but also in music, street hockey, and philanthropic leadership endeavors that help students develop into positive contributors to our communities.

Social-Emotional Learning is critical to the success of Davis Magnet School. The Davis teachers and staff have participated in professional development over the years to increase their awareness in Mental Health and Wellness, which are critical components to support the growth of well-rounded students.

The strong, positive school culture is the foundation of Davis Magnet School's success. This is accomplished through trust, consistent communication, and dedicated relationships by families, staff, and students with the ultimate goal of empowering all Davis Magnet School students to thrive.