280 Woodland Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
James B. Davidson Middle School serves 1,129 students in grades 6-8.
James B. Davidson Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

James B. Davidson Middle School's student population of 1,129 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,129 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

James B. Davidson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of James B. Davidson Middle School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#5300 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
72%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
22%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend James B. Davidson Middle School?

1,129 students attend James B. Davidson Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

72% of James B. Davidson Middle School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are White, 4% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of James B. Davidson Middle School?

James B. Davidson Middle School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does James B. Davidson Middle School offer ?

James B. Davidson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is James B. Davidson Middle School part of?

James B. Davidson Middle School is part of San Rafael City Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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