Positive Behavior Intervention Supports

  • We believe in the 3 R’s: Respect, Responsibility, and Ready to Succeed. The PBIS Team is here to show students what it looks like to be respectful, responsible, and ready to succeed, and to help develop and carry-out the teaching of all Davies expectations. Starting in 2011 we implemented PBIS to foster a positive school climate by setting clear expectations for our students and faculty. To create this positive environment, we set expectations with a positive tone and reward students who display the 3 R’s.

    What happens when we build a positive school climate?

    Studies show a link between a positive school climate and the following student outcomes:

    • Higher student academic motivation and engagement (Eccles et al., 1993)
    • Improvements in academic achievement across all grades (Brand et al., 2003; Stewart, 2008)
    • Less discipline problems (Cohen & Geier, 2010)
    • Fewer school suspensions (Lee et al., 2011)
    • Lower levels of bullying (Meyer-Adams & Connor, 2008; Bradshaw et al., 2009)



  • What changes have we seen at Davies?

    Since implementing PBIS, we have measured the following improvements* in school climate:

    • Advances in Mathematics, Reading, Writing, and Science as measured by NECAP
    • A 15% decrease in reported instances of bullying
    • A 64% decrease in instances of harassment
    • A 54% decrease in behavior issues involving profanity and inappropriate language
    • A nearly 50% decline in students skipping class
    • An increase in students who feel school spirit
    • Increase in graduation rates and decrease in dropouts†

    * Data through school year 2015.
    † Data through school year 2014.

    PBIS Infographic

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  • PBIS Monthly Calendar

    September - Hispanic Heritage
    October - Diversity and Inclusion Awareness / Support SkillsUSA with Breast Cancer Awareness
    November - Native American
    December - Celebrations of Light
    January - National Mentoring
    February - Black History
    March - Woman's History
    April - National Poetry Month
    May - Thank a Teacher/Asian Pacific Islander
    June - Pride Month/Cultural Heritage