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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Davis Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Davis, CA. It has 1,683 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
315 W. 14th St.
Davis, CA 95616
Telephone
(530) 757-5400

Davis Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1320
495 responses
Average ACT
30
146 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

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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+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$63,071
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,377
National
$949
Median Home Value
$594,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Davis Idol (singing competition)
    19%
  • Mr. Blue Devil
    16%
  • Basketball Break the Record Night
    14%
  • Spirit week
    12%
  • Senior sunrise
    11%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,683
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,459
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,016/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Davis Senior High School Reviews

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Davis Senior High School was a great experience for me. I always felt safe at school and supported in anything I wanted to do. There were tons of clubs offered for all types of students. Davis Senior High School has a lot of diversity, and they try to support everyone's views, and encourage discussions between students to help with respecting everyone, even if their beliefs and views are not the same. Davis Senior High School also offers many sports options and a great musical and theatre arts programs. Compared to other high schools in the area, I would recommend Davis Senior High School as the best option.
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The teachers at Davis High School range from understanding educations to offensive bullies. Recently, a fellow student explained in detail the horrendous actions of a mathematics instructor. Homophobic insults, unfair grading, and degrading remarks were just some of the atrocities committed on a regular basis. Understandably, I was angry with such abusive behavior-especially from a presumed educator! However, I know that not all of my school's teachers act with such vulgarity. I have developed personal relationships with many of my teachers over the last three years, and I am forever grateful that I was put in their classrooms. Davis Senior High School is a mixing pot of education. There are flustered college interns and inappropriate adults, but there are also kind and empathetic teachers who truly define beneficial education.
Extracurricular activities are yet another area Davis High excels in. We offer everything from Feminism to Latin Jazz to Dungeons and Dragons! Students have the opportunity to create and join multiple clubs, regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. Educational resources are available to students seeking help and are fairly successful in keeping otherwise distracted students on track. Sports however, are a very different story. Bullying, unfair coaching, and lack of administrative action are incredibly prevalent in our athletics. Recently, a news story was done on intense bullying on the cheer team, and was prompted by an administrators refusal to acknowledge the problem. Overall, Davis offers a great variety of activities, but when it comes to athletics, it is seriously lacking in paying attention.