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Discover the Davis Difference!
Located in the Greater Belhaven historic district near downtown Jackson, Davis Magnet School sits 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 kindergarten through five.


In March of 2005, Davis became an IB World School, the first in Mississippi authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.  The IBPYP provides an engaging, challenging educational framework that 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 advanced academic development.


Visual arts such as painting, photography, and pottery are integrated across the curriculum through the Ask for More Arts Collaborative.  Additionally, students participate in music classes and have the opportunity to learn to play violin, viola, or cello with a musician from the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. 


An up-to-date computer lab provides access to quality learning tools and technologies, allowing students to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information.


Because fluency in a second language is an essential characteristic of a global citizen, all students at Davis receive instruction in Spanish.   

Davis has been named a BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL by the U.S. Department of Education.  This national recognition program honors schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. 


Davis students do have a history of strong achievement, but they are more than high achievers.  They are inquirers and thinkers.  They are accomplished poets, musicians, and artists. They are balanced students who enjoy a challenge and like to explore ideas.  They are confident communicators and problem-solvers equipped to make a positive difference in their community and world. 
If this sounds like your child, then pick up an application today! 
Davis is an ideal choice for children who are interested in an advanced program of study and ready for a rigorous, rapid pace. 


Davis does not have a school zone; it is a magnet school only.  Bus transportation is provided to accepted students who reside in Jackson. 
Transfers to Davis are approved on an annual basis, based on a student’s successful academic performance, attendance, and good behavioral record. 
After-school care is provided on-site by Extended Learning Solutions, LLC.