James A Davis Middle School

1224 Clarendon Ave,

Bessemer, AL, 35020-6549

Tel: (205)432-3600
Grades: 7-9

670 students

James A Davis Middle School serves 670 students in grades 7-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
James A Davis Middle School operates within the Bessemer City School District.

Overview

The student population of 670 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-9
Total Students 670 students
James A Davis Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
James A Davis Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade James A Davis Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
James A Davis Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
4%
5%
James A Davis Middle School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
92%
35%
James A Davis Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
2%
58%
James A Davis Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups James A Davis Middle School Sch Ethnicity James A Davis Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.15 0.55
James A Davis Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
90%
51%
James A Davis Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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%
7%
James A Davis Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,376 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Bessemer City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
7
Number of Students Managed 4,376 2,928
Bessemer City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $38 MM $29 MM
District Spending $69 MM $31 MM
Bessemer City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,810 $9,620
Bessemer City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,769 $10,180
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Horizon Alternative School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Brighton Middle School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jonesboro Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bessemer New Horizon Alternative School
    Alternative School
    1701 6th Ave North
    Bessemer , AL , 35020
    (205)432-3036
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Bessemer Jonesboro Elementary School
    125 Owen Ave
    Bessemer , AL , 35020
    (205)432-3400
    1  mi  |  977  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Bessemer Charles F Hard Elementary School
    2801 Arlington Ave
    Bessemer , AL , 35020
    (205)432-3300
    1.4  mi  |  353  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Bessemer Abrams Elementary School
    1200 23rd St North
    Bessemer , AL , 35020
    (205)432-3100
    1.6  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Bessemer Westhills Elementary School
    710 Glenn Rd
    Bessemer , AL , 35022
    (205)432-3500
    1.9  mi  |  369  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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Bessemer, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.48, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.27. The most diverse school in Bessemer is Greenwood Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.