James B. Davidson Middle School

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280 Woodland Ave

San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 485-2400

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 967

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

24 Parent Reviews for James B. Davidson Middle School

I have a daughter in 6th grade. Her classes are ridiculously easy, and even then half of her classmates can't do anything. Every day she comes home telling me stories of disruptive and disrespectful behavior, and these kids never get sent to the principal! Unreal. She zips through her work and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/29/13

In the middle of this period, the principal Dr. McLean has been made available VERY HIGHLY achieving GROUND SUPPORT to those who are from classes with less educational support, hence the SAFETY of this school has developed into the most recent CHANGE to become a PEACE example par excellence. The teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/30/13

If you are looking for a place for your child to receive a great education in a diverse environment where they are exposed to a myriad of life experience, then you will be happy at Davidson. If you value critical thinking and being part of your community across its economic spectrum, then you will be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/13

This school is a joke. The children have no repercussions for the bad choices they make. Teachers are not backed up at all.

Posted by a parent on 02/15/13

Davidson is a wonderful, ethnically diverse, community-based school with an amazing principal. The principal greets students at the beginning of each day and directs traffic at the end of the day to make time for chatting with parents. The art department, wood shop course and music are our favorites. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/27/12

The administration frowns on teachers referrals, says that discipline issues need to be solved in the classroom. Students are well aware that their teachers are not backed up by a strong administration, therefore, the inmates run the asylum while Ms (or DR as she insists on being called) McClean boasts ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/27/12

The emphasis here is on political correctness and trying to provide basic skills for the high percentage of students who speak English as a second language. Teachers are grilled on the need to be "culturally sensitive;" unfortunately this translates to "not too white," and anyone who demands too much ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/04/12

I think davidson is a great school! it focus's on the well being of the students! The children have improved greatly since the beginning of the school year. I should know because I'm a student!

Posted by a other on 07/28/11

I was terribly disappointed in the behavior and focus of faculty at Davidson. The emphasis is clearly on bringing up the lower half of ESL students and allowing the top third to languish; why else would they cancel so much of their academic background and focus on "community involvement"? Our child ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/22/10

Davidson Middle School is an incredible school for students. Over the past 2 years,the staff, led by a new principal, has made significant gains in academic achievement...for all groups of students - from affluent white students to English learners, and students of color. Unfortunately, many in our ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/05/10

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Test scores for James B. Davidson Middle School

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Test Year: 2012
James B. Davidson Middle School
San Rafael City Elementary
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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San Rafael schools — James B. Davidson Middle School is located at 280 Woodland Ave, San Rafael CA 94901. 280 Woodland Ave is in the 94901 ZIP code in San Rafael, CA The school district for James B. Davidson Middle School is the San Rafael City Elementary. James B. Davidson Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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