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A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
The Davidson Academy is a top rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Reno, NV. It has 160 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
P.O. Box 9119
Reno, NV 89507
Telephone
(775) 682-5800

The Davidson Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1510
36 responses
Average ACT
34
30 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,106
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$906
National
$949
Median Home Value
$265,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Fall Feast
    31%
  • Graduation
    23%
  • School Dances
    23%
  • Pi Day
    15%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
160
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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The school could definitely stand to be more diverse in a lot of ways; for example, it could improve its ethnic diversity and admit more students from low-income backgrounds. It's also quite small, and this can feel very insular at times. However, the teachers are some of the most caring human beings I have ever met, and the school continues to feel like a home even after you graduate. I think anyone who goes here will receive an excellent education that will take them far in life, but they would also do well to remember that there's a far bigger world out there beyond its walls (and to interact with it more). Oh, and many of the students here are middle schoolers or early high schoolers--sometimes it can feel like older students are glossed over a little bit when it comes to creating special events or opportunities for them. Overall, though, this school is excellent, and I think all of these problems are definitely solvable.
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I love how this school pushes it's students towards their academic potential, while still leaving room for students to explore areas of other interests, like sports, clubs, etc. The community is wonderful and the teacher's are all experts and always there to assist you when you need it.
The Davidson Academy is an excellent place to work. The students are fun and respectful. It is rewarding to see our graduates move on to colleges and universities throughout the country and the world. The Academy is having a positive impact on profoundly gifted students and hopefully the future. Many times, the students remark that the Academy is the first time they have felt academically challenged.