James A Davis Middle School

100 High School Drive
Bessemer, AL 35020
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • James A Davis Middle School serves 745 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • James A Davis Middle School's student population of 745 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students745 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James A Davis Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James A Davis Middle School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#1101 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
90%
33%
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White
2%
55%
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Diversity Score0.190.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in James A Davis Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBessemer City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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