Dear Davidson Elementary Family,


Welcome to Davidson Elementary School (DES)!  I am thrilled that you will be partnering with us to ensure your child’s academic and personal success.

Davidson Elementary School (DES) is an outstanding school with dedicated teachers and staff who believe every student has the right to a quality education.  We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing educational environment where every student can learn and grow.


At DES, our teachers use the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards as the springboard for common instructional practices.  We also use a variety of teaching methods and strategies which allow us to address the varying learning styles of our students.  We seek to encourage and inspire every student to reach his/her academic and personal best.  Our staff pledges to support creativity and innovation, while encouraging individual responsibility and teamwork.   In return, we ask for each student’s cooperation and mutual respectful.


We also understand and value parental involvement.  Therefore, we encourage you to partner with DES through volunteering or joining the PTO.  Together, we can ensure your child’s experience at DES is more fulfilling and positive.


We look forward to working as a team to provide a quality education for every student.  Please feel free to contact me here at the school if you have questions, comments, or concerns.


Educationally yours,


Valeree Ellis-Barnes, EdS


Davidson Elementary



Davidson Elementary School

207 Goode Street

 Water Valley, Mississippi 38965

Phone: 662-473-1110 • Fax: 662-473-2277