James A Davis Middle School

James A Davis Middle School serves 954 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
James A Davis Middle School operates within the Bessemer City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 954 students has grown by 38% over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 954 students
James A Davis Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % James A Davis Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
James A Davis Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade James A Davis Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 16:1
James A Davis Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
5%
5%
James A Davis Middle School Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
94%
34%
James A Davis Middle School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
1%
57%
James A Davis Middle School White Students (1989-2014)
All Ethnic Groups James A Davis Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.11 0.32
James A Davis Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
85%
52%
James A Davis Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
6%
James A Davis Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,709 students has decreased by 14% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,169 is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,419 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 48% over four years.
School District Name Bessemer City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
7
Number of Students Managed 3,709 3,026
Bessemer City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $41 MM $30 MM
Bessemer City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $56 MM $30 MM
Bessemer City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,169 $10,181
Bessemer City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,419 $10,301
Bessemer City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is New Horizon Alternative School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hueytown Middle School (3.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jonesboro Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BessemerNew Horizon Alternative School
    Alternative School
    0.8 miles | Grades: 7-121701 6th Ave North
    BessemerAL 35020
    (205)432-3036
    0.87-12n/a
  • BessemerJonesboro Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 745 students125 Owen Ave
    BessemerAL 35020
    (205)432-3400
    1KG-5745
  • BessemerCharles F Hard Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 275 students2801 Arlington Ave
    BessemerAL 35020
    (205)432-3300
    1.4PK-5275
  • BessemerAbrams Elementary School
    1.6 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 380 students1200 23rd St North
    BessemerAL 35020
    (205)432-3100
    1.6PK-5380
  • BessemerWesthills Elementary School
    1.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 359 students710 Glenn Rd
    BessemerAL 35022
    (205)432-3500
    1.9KG-5359

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