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Davis Middle School

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Posted December 5, 2013

This school is HORRIBLE!!! The lady's working the front office are rude, lazy and they rarely know what their doing. Majority of the time they don't know what's going on in the school, that's because their too busy eating stuffing their face and not doing their job. Very unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

As a student of this school I believe it is the most wondeful school I ever had. I'm not saying this because I have to or because I went there but because it was literally wonderful. Besides kids acting normal which is bad, the school was great so as the teachers too. Not only did it change my life for education but I've met the best people that you could ever had counting teacher and staff members. I don't know why this school is known as low but it is the best and till this day I wish 8th grade 2010-11 never would've end! Go Davis Generals!!!


Posted August 30, 2011

Davis is the most coolest school I had bad time but a good teacher fom there had turned my life around to a f student to a honors A student. The band is big and wonderful as I played in it myself even though we did have our bad times. I would never forget the teachers Mrs. Osaji, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Zepeda, Mr. Adkins, Mr. Holloway and of course my favorite of them all Mr. Aska. I love all these teachers because they taught with hapiness and Osaji and Aska made me feel more proud than I ever have. These teachers all deserve of medal for being the most awesomest Teachers in the world! I love Davis with all my heart I would savor those days forever! Love them all from Miss Torres!!!


Posted August 29, 2009

Davis is a wonderful school. The administers, teachers, and students are Number One!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2009

It's unfortunate that this school is doing so poorly. One can't blame the teachers for the poor study/behavior habits. Ultimately, the children leave school and it is up to the parents to ensure that their children do homework, read, write and do research on the computer..Instead, many Compton children, go home, eat junk food, get on the computer to myspace, video games,the parents do not meet with the teacher, nor do they follow up as to their child's progress. Teachers are facilitators(30%) and parents/students (70%) of the learning team. Somehow all the blame has fallen on teachers, when in fact parents are ultimately responsible for their child's success..


Posted May 13, 2008

This school is really bad. The classes are over croweded, the teachers have no support in the class rooms which leads them to have no control over the students. The students that want to learn can't because there is no structure. There needs to be something done to help these teachers and the students. I am taking myy child out of Davis at the end of the school year, but I still want to see something done for the other chidlren that are left there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2007

The staff is kind and caring and my kids feel safe in the heart of Compton. Too many kids, not enough teachers, always having subs, classes overcrowded, no subs available, no parent support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

It saddens me to the state of this middle school. I worked hree as a teacher's assistant and found that the students who attend Davis are at a great educational disadvantage. Unfortunately, most leave unprepared for high school curriculm and certainly unprepared for future college admissions. their chances of academic success are further reduced if they leave Davis to attend one of CUSD's High School. Parents need become concerned about and active in their children's future.


Posted September 21, 2005

A pretty bad school.This school was terrible when I was a student there.
—Submitted by a former student


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

626

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

626

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

Change from 2012 to 2013
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1 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
10%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
21%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
2%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females36%
Males34%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students25%
Females21%
Males28%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students26%
Females28%
Males24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Math

All Students25%
Females24%
Males26%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students8%
Females8%
Males8%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented27%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Females25%
Males16%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students24%
Females25%
Males24%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Science

All Students33%
Females30%
Males36%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 83%
Black 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
English language learners 35%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Cesar Flores
Fax number
  • (310) 631-5725

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621 West Poplar Street
Compton, CA 90220
Phone: (310) 898-6020

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