Nora Davis Magnet School

1305 Martin Luther King Dr,

Laurel, MS, 39440-3134

Tel: (601)428-7782
Grades: PK-5

368 students

Nora Davis Magnet School serves 368 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Nora Davis Magnet School operates within the Laurel School District.

Overview

The student population of 368 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 368 students
Nora Davis Magnet School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Nora Davis Magnet School Total Classroom Teachers (1989-2012)
Students by Grade Nora Davis Magnet School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Nora Davis Magnet School Student : Teacher Ratio (1989-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
2%
3%
Nora Davis Magnet School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
90%
50%
Nora Davis Magnet School Black (1989-2012)
White
6%
45%
Nora Davis Magnet School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Nora Davis Magnet School Sch Ethnicity Nora Davis Magnet School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.19 0.63
Nora Davis Magnet School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
64%
Nora Davis Magnet School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
8%
Nora Davis Magnet School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,971 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Laurel School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
5
Number of Students Managed 2,971 2,063
Laurel   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $32 MM $21 MM
District Spending $56 MM $20 MM
Laurel   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,744 $9,999
Laurel   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,491 $9,596
Laurel   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laurel High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Pine Belt Educational Center (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pine Belt Educational Center (1.3 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Laurel Laurel High School
    1100 West 12th St
    Laurel , MS , 39440
    (601)649-4145
    1.2  mi  |  725  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Laurel Laurel High School Vocational Complex
    Vocational School
    1100 West 11th St
    Laurel , MS , 39440
    (601)649-4144
    Vocational School
    1.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Laurel Pine Belt Educational Center
    Alternative School
    923b Sawmill Rd
    Laurel , MS , 39440
    (601)649-8080
    Alternative School
    1.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  3-12
  • Laurel Mason Elementary School
    2726 Old Bay Springs Rd
    Laurel , MS , 39440
    (601)428-0393
    1.6  mi  |  434  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Laurel Glade Elementary School
    990 Hwy 15 South
    Laurel , MS , 39443
    (601)428-4265
    1.8  mi  |  407  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
It’s clear there is currently a gap in language education. As of 2008, only 18.5% of K-12 students were enrolled in a foreign language class. Ask the experts and they all agree— schools with robust foreign language programs can bring students to the next level.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
Did You Know?
Laurel, MS public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.57, which is higher than the Mississippi average of 0.26. The most diverse school in Laurel is Gorman Crossing Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.