Davis Senior High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 10th grade to 12th grade
School District Davis Joint Unified
Type Public
 Phone (530)757-5400
 Location 315 W. 14th St.
Davis, CA 95616
Charter School No

Davis Senior High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 77th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Davis Senior High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific20.1%345
Native American Indian0.6%10
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races4.4%76

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 12.2%

14.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Davis Senior High students are largely upper income and rank 155th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
10 out of 10

Students at Davis Senior High scored an average 76% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 5% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*85% to 89%*
Boys70% to 74%*80% to 84%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 84%*85% to 89%*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic40% to 44%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial80% or more*80% or more*
White75% to 79%*90% to 94%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Davis Senior High students in 2016 was 1257.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
2 out of 10

255 out of 1,136 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (22%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 29% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
10 out of 10

Davis Senior High offers 6 AP courses. 49 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Davis Senior High had 471 taking AP exams with a 444 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 94% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 49% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 36%
AP Courses Offered 6

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students5.4%90
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%22


Davis Senior High
315 W. 14th St.
Davis, CA

10 out of 10 1


Davis Joint Unified
Davis, CA