PROFICIENCY 13% 65% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
16%Bessemer City
24%Bessemer
37%Alabama

James A Davis Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Bessemer City" in Bessemer, AL. There are a total of 886 students and 48 teachers at James A Davis Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 601 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

James A Davis Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 13.0%, which is 65% lower than the Alabama average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students886
Teachers48.25
Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch601
Reduced lunch0

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At James A Davis Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All11%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
625-29%
76%
8<= 5%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All15%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
615-19%
713%
815-19%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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James A Davis Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlabamaNational
Caucasian 1.8% 2.2% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 93.1% 91.5% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.2% 0.2% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 4.7% 5.6% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% 0.5% 1.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Westhills Elementary School25%0.8Bessemer, AL
Jess Lanier High School14%0.9Bessemer, AL
Jonesboro Elementary School12%1.7Bessemer, AL
Abrams Elementary School12%3.4Bessemer, AL
Greenwood Elementary School27%3.8Bessemer, AL
Charles F Hard Elementary School12%3.8Bessemer, AL
Greenwood Elementary School32%4.0Bessemer, AL
North Highland Elementary School40%4.1Hueytown, AL
Hueytown Middle School26%4.8Hueytown, AL
Hueytown High School35%5.1Hueytown, AL
Hueytown Elementary School44%5.1Hueytown, AL
Lipscomb Elementary School30%5.5Lipscomb, AL

Bessemer demographics profile

StatisticBessemerAlabamaNational
Population26,8564,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6629291
Median age40.138.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%57%55%
Speak English95%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%

Education level achieved in Bessemer

IndexBessemerAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade78.9%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.7%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college46.1%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.9%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.4%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.6%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.0%1.3%
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