James A Davis Middle School

1224 Clarendon Ave

Bessemer, AL 35020-6549

Grades: 7-9

618 students

James A Davis Middle School serves 618 students in grades 7-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% 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.

Overview

The student population of 618 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-9
Total Students 618 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Hispanic
3%
5%
Black
94%
34%
White
3%
57%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.12 0.31
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.
89%
52%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,068 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,810 is less than the state average of $9,620. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,769 is higher than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 107% over four years.
School District Name Bessemer City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
7
Number of Students Managed 4,068 2,979
District Total Revenue $38 MM $29 MM
District Spending $69 MM $31 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,810 $9,620
District Spending / Student $15,769 $10,180
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • BessemerNew Horizon Alternative School
    Alternative School
    1701 6th Ave North
    BessemerAL 35020
    (205)432-3036
    Alternative School

    0.8 mi | Gr. 7-12 | n/a students                      
  • BessemerJonesboro Elementary School
    125 Owen Ave
    BessemerAL 35020
    (205)432-3400
    1 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 921 students                      
  • BessemerCharles F Hard Elementary School
    2801 Arlington Ave
    BessemerAL 35020
    (205)432-3300
    1.4 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 319 students                      
  • BessemerAbrams Elementary School
    1200 23rd St North
    BessemerAL 35020
    (205)432-3100
    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 462 students                      
  • BessemerWesthills Elementary School
    710 Glenn Rd
    BessemerAL 35022
    (205)432-3500
    1.9 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 398 students                      

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