Students enrolled 1752
School leader Mike Rich
Transportation options Yes
District Modesto City High

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1200 West Rumble Road
Modesto, CA 95350

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(209) 576-4500
(209) 576-4028
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3 stars
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October 05, 2014
Davis High was the worst school experience I ever had. This is coming from having attended a wide variety of schools ranging from British boarding schools to "hippie" Montessori types. Davis High's awful teaching staff, coupled with the allowed bullying of ANYONE not involved in sports makes this school one you should avoid.

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2014
Davis is a wonderful school with supportive faculty, a motivated administration, and a diverse student body. Students are able to collaborate on and off site using their new devices (which is what they will be expected to do in college). The academies and programs offered are amazing-- students get hands on training in public safety or health related fields (while still completing rigorous college preparatory work). Davis is the only MCS school to perform at the Gallo Center (and kids from all over the community have roles, too). Additionally, since Davis is the smallest school, everyone knows one another.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2014
My son is junior at Davis and the experience has been a great one. Davis has gotten a bad reputation over the past several years and is frustrating to the students that attend Davis. I have heard it is called the ghetto school. Recently I was speaking to a parent from another school and when I asked her why they call it ghetto she stated because of how many minorities attend Davis; and she is a minority parent. I hope that is not why. We are not a visibly attractive school but we are filled with students, faculty, and parents that are passionate about what we do. I often receive e-mails, text messages, and phone calls from my sons teachers updating me on his progress or letting me know what he needs to work on and quite frankly that does not happen in High School very often and it is very much appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
The school would be a 5star back in my day.....since reentering the area, I have heard rumors of "hood" and "down hill" as current descriptors, yet no one sems to state what that's based on. With recent conversation w other parents with kids currently enrolled there and recent programs implemented and to be implemented in fall of '14, I see there is a greater collegiate inspiring presence vs the other schools programs and counsel. I hear one of the counselors at Davis takes kids to tour universities. That's impressive.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
Grace Davis High School - My daughter is a junior and has been attending this school now for three years. I think it measures up in a standards one would expect from a school. The staff, is very friendly, helpful and as my daughter would say, "awesome". They offer the Health Academy Program, which is beneficial because it provides college credits, and experience in the medical field. I am very happy with this school "Go Spartans"!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2013
I believe Davis suffers from a bad reputation. I have been a parent there and my 5 children have no trouble.The perception that the community has is all wrong, we have hard working students and teachers here. If you are a parent YOU ARE NOT going to get mug on campus like some tend to believe. I encourage you to take a visit and get involve!! I been a parent there for the past 10 years and I don't regret it!!

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2012
I feel that the adminstration and counselors of Davis High School are very professional and caring people. I have been treated with respect and feel that my concerns over my daughter's education have been heard and attended to in a very timely manner. In particular, Mr. Ryan Reynolds addressed my concerns and spent quite a bit of time out of what I am sure is an extremely busy schedule. So thank you staff and adminstration of Grace Davis High School.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2011
This school is full of hate and violence. No one gets along here. I am a Jr. at Davis and all 3 years have been bad for me.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 11, 2010
I am going to have to agree with this parent. I too am a parent of a senior at Davis High and I have ran into the same situation that this parent is expressing. The staff is rude, belittling, and treats you more like a student than a parent. I have already voiced this to one staff member which I feel should have been done and should continue with all parents until they receive the message!! Hope your listening (reading) Davis High staff in the office.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2010
Although Grace Davis is not physically the most attractive school in MCS, it is still a good place to learn. It allows students to appreciate what they have, and to not take things for granted. It would be wonderful and maybe a bit more motivating for students if GDHS got a little more TLC. Other than that, I would highly recommend this school to parents.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 15, 2009
The teachers are very rude and the school is not well kept

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 07, 2008
I am a graduate of Grace davis high school year of 2005. All my siblings attended davis and are happy to have done so. Both my brother and i are award winning chefs and It wouldn't be possible if programs like ag science and home economics weren't available.The sports programs are exellent Just look at 2008 pac-10 mvp Ashley walker. My little sister will be a freshmen and plans to use basketball as a avenue to success. To all the parents complaining, remember the teachers are not there to hold hands they are there to teach. Grace davis high is a great realistic transition to college. there will be no teachers watching your every move calling home every minute. you are there 6 hours learn and retain. Parents have an obligation to teach, train and manage their childrens academic career not drop them off and hope they pay attention.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
I love Davis High! My two oldest boy's graduated from there and now I have one more son who will be graduating from there. Im very happy with staff and thier dedication in the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
Great school and has an awsome football team!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2007
Very disappointed, the administration and the teachers have very poor communication skills. They say they have an open door yet when you come in to sit down and discus your issues they don't want to hear it. I have had nothing but problems with Davis and at this point just hope that my student can graduate with no more drama.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2007
I'm not a parent, nor a teacher at Davis high but I am a sophmore at Davis high! Davis offers some of the best classes and sports and yes it might be over crowed and maybe some teachers should be replaced but not all of them and those that dont need to be replaced are great teachers! I started my freshmen year thinking it would be the worst just because of the school but by the end I had realized that Davis was the best choice for me ! The teachers and staff memeber are a lot of help! There are also many programs at Davis that are dedicated to helping students! The help is there for those who want it! Students just need to look for it! -Beatriz R.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 14, 2007
The quad is terrible, the only reason this school has high test scores is because of the overworked/amazing teachers. The school is badly underfunded, and compares little to enochs high and johansen high.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
I have never seen a school so out of control with violence and race issues. Some of the teachers have no control in their classrooms,letting other kids disrupt and distract the class. The teacher's don't contact you; just send them to in-school suspension. It's left solely up to the parent to keep up without any help from the teachers. I had more interaction with the Disciple Counselor than the Academic Counselor. I pulled my daughter out of the school. Doing much better now. Horrible conditions for lockers also! Over crowded!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
My student had entered Davis as a A-B student and is now a C-D student. Every year I have some kind of major problem. In what I have expericanced in our years attending Davis is the teachers just don't care, especially if they are coaching a sport as well as teaching a regular class. I would really re-think it if you are planning on sending your student to Davis.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
I'm not a parent at this school. I'm a sophomore student. this school is so awesome. yes their are some teachers and other staff members that need to be replaced. but their also are some of the best. I've never cared about school. your my classes. but by mid 9th grade year I came to start really liking school. I had a 1.9 and now I have a 3.1, which I've never had before ever in my live. my teachers make the classes fun and the projects exciting. so I actually do the work. plus the school is crazy fun. if you want your kid to love school they need to be at Davis. yes we are overcrowded. but o well. so much diversity and the most best people ever.

- submitted by a student
March 30, 2007
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October 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
Health career academy is an exellent program. The combination of the course materials, mentors, and projects help familiarize students in the field of health.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
September 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
My daughter was a student @ Davis her freshman year and what a mistake that was, she entered Davis a 'B' student and left a failing student.The teachers and staff I feel are not at all concern about the kids in their school. As a parent I was not contacted by any teachers when my child starting falling behind in class until it was to late.

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April 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
I am a teacher at Grace Davis but also will be a parent of a student there in the near future. I don't live in the Davis attendance area but will bring my child here because of the kind of school it is. The teachers and support staff all care about their students and it shows. The students feel safe here and challenged. From academic academies focusing on Health care, Child Development, and Safety to music to fine arts to sports to club activities, you will be hard pressed to find a more well rounded school in Modesto!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
Very disappointed in this school - the counselors have consistently discouraged my kids from their college ambitions. They seem to set their sights low, and it shows in school performance.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2004
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- submitted by a student
January 24, 2004
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Grace M. Davis High School
1200 West Rumble Road, Modesto, CA  95350
(209) 576-4500
Last modified Grace M. Davis High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grace M. Davis High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top