About Nora Davis

Principal: Dr. Kiana Pendleton

Grade Levels: 4K - 5

Colors: Blue & Gold

Date Built: 1948

Enrollment: 387

Number of Certified Staff: 49

Average Yrs. Teaching Exp: 13

Campus Highlights:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Gifted Classes (GOAL)
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Creating an Original Opera  
  • Technology Rich Classrooms
  • Violin / Strings Program  
  • Performing Arts Dance Company
  • Drama
  • Performing Chorus
  • Visual Arts
  • Cheerleading
  • LEAP
  • Arts Explosion
  • Cultural Arts Festival
  • Show Choir
  • Student Musical
  • Student Council

Nora Davis Magnet School offers accelerated academics in grades first through fifth. Four year old kindergarten through fifth grade is taught on or above grade level. Students attend art, music, creative movement, technology and physical education classes thirty to forty-five minutes weekly. We offer an on-site media center for student and faculty use, as well as a Gifted Studies program. Students must sign an academic/behavioral contract before attending Nora Davis.

Nora Davis Magnet School was selected as the School of Excellence by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education in 2004. 

Nora Davis Magnet School was chosen as the 2007 recipient of the Governor's Award for Arts in Education.  We are also a Model School for the Mississippi Arts Commision Whole Schools Initiative. 

Nora Davis Magnet School is a Title I Distinguished School and a Citywide Art winner. The school is brightly decorated with teaching murals in the hallways and the cafeteria. We are open to all students residing in the Laurel School district.

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