James A Davis Middle School

  • James A Davis Middle School serves 886 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the AL average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
  • James A Davis Middle School operates within the Bessemer City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 886 students has grown by 32% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 886 students
James A Davis Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % James A Davis Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
James A Davis Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade James A Davis Middle School Student 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 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 18:1
James A Davis Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
6%
6%
James A Davis Middle School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
92%
33%
James A Davis Middle School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
2%
56%
James A Davis Middle School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
James A Davis Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
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 0.32
James A Davis Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
67%
47%
James A Davis Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
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.
n/a
5%
James A Davis Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Bessemer City School District's student population of 3,962 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,229 is higher than the state average of $9,717. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,679 is higher than the state average of $9,955. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District Name Bessemer City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
6
Number of Students Managed 3,962 2,879
Bessemer City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $42 MM $28 MM
Bessemer City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $43 MM $29 MM
Bessemer City School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $10,229 $9,717
Bessemer City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $10,679 $9,955
Bessemer City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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