Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Davis High School is a public school located in Houston, TX. It has 2,556 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 7% in reading.

Davis High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
7%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1010
324 responses
Average ACT
22
24 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
Do You Work at Davis High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$37,856
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Median Home Value
$111,137
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Spirit weeks
    30%
  • Pep Rallies
    27%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Purple & Gray game (spring football game)
    7%
  • Cinco de mayo
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,556
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,356
Teachers in First/Second Year
46.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,083/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
Schools like Davis High School
More

Davis High School Reviews

133 reviews
All Categories
Davis High School is a place that I have gone all 4 years of high school. Like all school it has its ups and down. But what I like the most about Davis is the dance team, I am currently an officer on it and it’s the greatest experience in my 4 years in high school. I also like most of the teachers, there nice but not to nice. It’s a great school to come to, and I’m happy to say I’ll be graduating soon (class of 2019!). Through the journey I’ve learned a lot about others and truly discovered myself and my true potential. With just a little determination and hard work you can really get a long way!
Start Your Review of Davis High School
Rate It!
The main purpose of school is education, this school lacks the ability to teach the students properly. They give us the subjects we need to learn, but sometimes they just do not give clear explanations, we the students have to help each other in situations and help understand it ourselves. Not only that, but some students depend on the school lunch even if its disagreeable and they can't eat either because they do not have the money for it, or they get into issues with the lunch ladies. The only good thing about this school I have experienced is the students there. Even though the school has a uncomfortable atmosphere, the students are people who are carefree and enjoyable to be around.
Benjamin O. Davis High School is a very diverse and intriguing school. The building itself is nothing special there are no outside food courts and no fast food filled lunches. It's as regular as a school could get. Though, what really makes Davis a school worth looking at I've come to understand is what you see between 7 and 2:33. The students, teachers, and staff are all highly envolved with evey event and holiday that comes along. Our school spirit knows no bounds and our "falcon pride" never runs out. There are times when the school's rules and the students' actions may all be questioned but the school is filled with the love and energy of all that walk through the doors. New students are treated as old friends and old friends are treated as family.