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James A Davis Middle School

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Posted September 3, 2013

badasss school (; , love it love it love it loveeeeee it love love love it love it love it love it


Posted August 24, 2009

I used to go to this shool and I didn't want to leave. My teachers are very supportive, but gave me the choice to succeed or not, which I love. People love basing this school on race and where its located, but it should be based on our teachers and what we learn!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2008

Davis Middle School has come a long way. The administration and teachers are very supportive of parents and students. My child was given an opportunity to be successful in all his classes. The teachers made sure that I knew about his progress. They also called me when he did great things!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

345 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

345 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

296 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female55%
Male38%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education9%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Poverty45%
Non-poverty68%

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Poverty63%
Non-poverty84%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Poverty60%
Non-poverty77%

Reading

All Students64%
Female75%
Male54%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education30%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Poverty62%
Non-poverty82%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

346 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students46%
Female55%
Male37%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education12%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Poverty45%
Non-poverty63%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 34%
Hispanic 5% 5%
White 2% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Albert Soles
Fax number
  • (205) 432-3607

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1224 Clarendon Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
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