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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Davis Joint Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Davis, CA. It has 8,630 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

Davis Joint Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1310
736 responses
Average ACT
30
211 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,630
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,112
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$79,811,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,139/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$66,162
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,455
National
$949
Median Home Value
$622,900
National
$184,700

Davis Joint Unified School District Reviews

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I've been through the school district from Kindergarten through senior year of high school. I've participated in many advanced classes at elementary, middle school, and high school levels. These advanced courses, as well as most other classes, do a fantastic job of preparing students for college; grades 7-12 are almost exclusively designed towards this goal. With few exceptions, the teachers are passionate and engaged in their subject matter, doing a great job of preparing students for future education. The heavy focus on academics and post-secondary education does create a high-achieving atmosphere in which students feel compelled to succeed; grades and test scores are a major source of stress for students.
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Djusd is full of overprotective, pushy parents, putting their kids mental health on the line. Competetiveness is rampant, faculty doesn’t help with that, throughout all grades. If you have a history of mental health issues, avoid Davis
Davis puts way to much pressure on their students and their teachers do not claim responsibility for the education of their students. I spent all 12 years in this school system. Starting with Montgomery Elementary, a school that was under funded and focused only on teaching English language learners. At Harper Junior High, staff created problems on campus that were not there. Such as changing school colors because of gang with when their is not a gang in the area that affiliates with he color red. They did not care about their relationship with the students. At the Senior High School, teachers did not care about the well being of their students. The homework and expectations are higher then many of the top colleges in the nation. Not only do they place this pressure on the student but they do not provided the much needed resources for their students.