5035 Edenview Dr.
San Jose, CA 95111
Principal: Kim Kianidehkian
Asst. Principal: Vern Caruz
Secretaries: Adrianna Chavez, Janice Ickert
Welcome to Davis Intermediate School, a place where students thrive and excel! We are excited to kick off the new school year and have many new staff members and new classes to offer your student. Our staff is dedicated to the well- being and support of your student and we go above and beyond in order to insure that every child reaches his or her potential. Davis staff members are talented, engaging, and creative and bring those skills to their classrooms every day. Our hard working support staff members including our academic counselors, school psychologists, speech therapist, and administrators, work tirelessly in their quest to make sure every child has every opportunity to develop and learn in the most optimal environment possible.
We are entering a very exciting time of change in education and our job is to guide your student on the road to 21st Century college and career paths. Our excellent core classes include multiple levels of Common Core Math, English-Language Arts, Social Science, Physical Education, and Science. Among our many Electives classes we offer a variety of Art classes including Ceramics, Spanish and French classes, Leadership class, Yearbook /Photo Journalism, Globaloria and an award winning Band program that includes Honor Band and 8th grade Jazz Band.
Davis School embraces the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, often referred to as the “four Cs,” which are an integral part of the Common Core standards. To that end, our students receive challenging curriculum daily. They are expected to participate in creative, project based learning opportunities that require them to think deeply and critically about subject matter but also capitalize on opportunities to collaborate and communicate with their peers in order to succeed. Davis Students have many 21st Century tools at their disposal such as Ipads, Chromebooks, Apple TVs, laptops and Document Cameras as well as access to a brand new desktop lab.
We adhere to the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) philosophy of using positive incentives for students who display Excellence, Respect and Safety in all interactions. Our students earn Davis Dollars that are used in the on campus student store, receive public praise with the Triple E awards announced over the intercom weekly, and attend school spirit rallies that enhance their daily campus life. We have recently adopted the Safe School Ambassadors Program thanks to a large Kaiser Foundation grant, which empowers our students to support each other in a caring and compassionate way. Our staff and students are spirited and our school culture is supportive, safe and fun.
We welcome you to Davis Intermediate School and happily serve over 670 students in a small school within a big school atmosphere. Our core academic teachers share rosters in order to know all of their students well and plan challenging, integrated lessons. They spend many hours collaborating with each other over lessons, analyzing student data and their instructional practices, participating in campus spirit activities, coaching sports and more. When our students leave us for high school they are prepared academically, socially and emotionally to take on the many demands of teenage, high school life and beyond. We are proud of our success rate! Although their time with us is short, our students return year after year and fondly remember their time spent as a Davis Raider. We invite you and your student to join us at Davis and look forward to getting to know you in the coming year!
Kim Kianidehkian, Principal
Vern Caruz, Assistant Principal