Davis-Emerson Middle School

Shining Bright in Cottondale, Alabama

  • Parents, we NEED you! 

    Join the Parent-Teacher-Organization Today!



    All it takes is $5 to make a difference!


    PTO Dues will be used to provide services and opportunities that otherwise would not be available to our students. 


    Make a difference today and help us continue to build stars! Send cash or check (labeled with your student's name) to the Main Office.  Receipts will be given by the Bookkeeper.

  • bell School Hours

    School starts at 7:45 am.
    Tardy Bell rings at 7:50 am.
    Car Riders at 3:10 pm.
    Bus Riders at 3:15 pm.


    Help us to continue building STARS at Davis-Emerson!
    • Strive for excellence!
    • Take learning seriously.
    • Always follow the rules.
    • Respect and care for people and belongings.


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  • Important News!


    Welcome Back! If you have a child in our school, please take a moment and complete this very important survey.  Parent or Guardian Survey--Click Here  Thank you so much for your time and support.  Go Bulldogs!
    Student Survey  Click Here

    September is Attendance Awareness Month, and all month long, TCSS is focusing on just how important it is to be in school…every day! Chronic absence is defined by missing 10 percent or more of the school year – that breaks down to about two days per month – for any reason. The impact of this is serious. Here are just a few of the reasons why, according to research provided through the Attendance Works initiative:

    * As many as 10 percent of kindergarten and first-grade students are chronically absent. These early absences correlate with poor attendance in later grades.

    * Chronic absence in early grades has been linked to lack of reading proficiency in third grade.

    * Chronic absence is linked to overall poor academic performance.

    * By sixth grade, research has shown chronic absence to be a strong indicator of whether a student will drop out of school.

    But, here’s the good news: research has also shown these trends to reverse, when attendance improves.

    Here are a few steps families can take to encourage good school attendance:

    * Build regular routines for bed time and mornings.

    * Permit missing school only when your child is truly sick.

    * Schedule medical appointments and trips for when school is not in session.

    * Keep a chart of your child’s school attendance at home.

    * Develop back-up plans for getting to school when the unexpected happens.

    Here’s another important reason to start this year with good school attendance: One study showed students who missed two to four days in September were five times more likely than other students to be chronically absent for the year.

    We’ll see you at school…every day!


    Remember that EVERYDAY counts!



    School Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am until 3:00 pm


    School Holidays/Important Events
    School resumed on August 8th, 2018
    Community Engagement Event is on September 13th at Brookwood High School @6:00
    School Picture Day is on September 17th
    Title I parent Meeting is on September 17th @ 9:00 A.M. and another opportunity at 5:30 P.M.
    School Volunteer Day from 7:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. on September 22nd @ DEMS


    ALL of our students need to attend school daily and arrive on time.  Each time a student is absent from school he/she misses out on valuable instruction and the absence is also held against the school.  With new attendance regulations in place, DEMS and all other schools will be penalized if our students do not attend daily.  Parents, it is critical that you have your child/children in school everyday!