#1 Elementary School in NC and #1 in Wake County

Davis Drive Elementary School

2151 Davis Drive, Cary, NC 27519

How Good is Davis Drive Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Davis Drive Elementary School is a elementary school located in Cary, North Carolina. An enrollment of 996 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other North Carolina schools. Davis Drive Elementary School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for elementary schools in Wake County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.

Academics

The academic score for a school is determined by comparing a number of data points, such as student results on North Carolina standardized tests. Davis Drive Elementary School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Davis Drive Elementary School received a grade of A for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina.

Students : Teacher
17
NC Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
1%
NC Avg. 2%
New Teachers
2%
NC Avg. 8%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent

Safety

Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. Davis Drive Elementary School received a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in North Carolina.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A

Demographics

Information about the student body at Davis Drive Elementary School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
7%
NC Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
5%
NC Avg. 61%
Econ. Disadvantaged
6%
NC Avg. 65%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 996
Minority Students 559
Diversity Index 46
Students with Disablities 74
Economically Disadvantaged 6%
Limited English Proficiency 8%
Gifted Students 14%

Achievements

A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools near Davis Drive Elementary School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. To get a full list of schools in Cary, go to the Cary, North Carolina schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Turner Creek Elementary School A A A- B-
2 Salem Elementary School B+ B+ A- B+
3 Green Hope Elementary School A+ A+ A- A+
4 Laurel Park Elementary School A A A A
5 Morrisville Elementary School A+ A+ A A+

Davis Drive Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Davis Drive Elementary School? The school reported 996 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Davis Drive Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Davis Drive Elementary School in? The school is located in Wake County.
  • How can I contact Davis Drive Elementary School? The school's number is (919) 387-2130. You can visit their website at http://davisdrive.wcpss.net/.
  • Where is Davis Drive Elementary School? 2151 Davis Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27519

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Turner Creek Elementary School
6801 Turner Creek Road Cary, NC 27519
Salem Elementary School
6116 Old Jenks Road Apex, NC 27523
Green Hope Elementary School
2700 Louis Stephens Drive Cary, NC 27519
Laurel Park Elementary School
2450 Laura Duncan Rd Apex, NC 27523
Morrisville Elementary School
1519 Morrisville Pkwy Morrisville, NC 27560