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James B. Davidson Middle School

4
22 reviews
Grades
6-8
Students
1204
Type
Public
280 Woodland Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2400

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Disgusted. Period. There are no words to describe our experience at Davidson.
Posted by a parent on 2/15/2019
Puberty is generally not anyone's favorite time of life and middle schools have the extra burden of educating pre and young teens during these awkward years. Thus, most adults groan when recalling middle or junior high school and describe the years as "something you have to get through". Thankfully, most of us have didn't have to experience a school as bad as Davidson Middle School. The school is run by the students - who individually are good kids but when they come together under minimal supervision and an administration that they do not respect, they create total mayhem and everyone suffers. Sure, there are kids who go on to top tier Universities, but that has little to do with the education they experienced at Davidson and more to do with their own abilities and motivation. The school desperately needs to be split into two schools and undergo a total overhaul. It is simply too big to be able to be effectively governed or to be safe for young students to learn and grow. Right now, Davidson is not a place that I would feel comfortable sending any student to.
Posted by a parent on 8/10/2018
This school is such a wonderful school i had two children who went there and they said that the school challenged them. The teachers there are amazing. My oldest girl just graduated form Stanford. The youngest is still there and says that this school is amazing and she loves that the school is so diverse and that her old school was so small and that she loves a big school and could not be happier then where she is now.
Posted by a parent on 10/25/2017
This school was a disappointment. My child enjoyed the first few months in 6th grade, but then she realized that the school was horrible. She tells me that almost every day at lunch, fights will break out. Definitely not the school that I want my child to grow up in.
Posted by a parent on 2/1/2017
I should have convinced my parents to let me go to another middle school (even move districts) or get homeschooled, this was awful. yes, bullying in middle school is a common occurrence. yet this presents "bullying" in a whole new light. kids locking each other in locker rooms, throwing things at outcast kids, kids degrade/insult/mimic other kids RIGHT in class and the teachers do nothing about it only a handful do. teachers/admin's etc. choose to just "turn the other cheek" and pretend like nothing is happeningyes I attended here in early 2000's and I've heard that they've made significant changes which is great--please keep this up. my memories from this place still stay with me until this day honestly, in a bad way
Posted by a community member on 9/23/2016

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

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