South Davis Junior High

Summary:

South Davis Junior High is a public middle school located in Bountiful, Utah, serving grades 7-9 with a total enrollment of 1,095 students. The school is part of the Davis School District, which is ranked 34 out of 100 districts in Utah and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While South Davis Junior High has a significantly higher percentage of White students (71.42%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 80-89% White, it also has a higher percentage of Hispanic students (19.09%). Academically, the school consistently underperforms compared to the district and state averages in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 7th and 8th grade proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science were all below the district and state averages. Additionally, South Davis Junior High has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (25.02%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 6.96% to 18.89%, suggesting a higher proportion of students from lower-income families.

The school's declining performance, as evidenced by its decreasing statewide ranking and lower proficiency rates compared to the district and state, is concerning. Nearby schools, such as Farmington Junior High, Centerville Junior High, and Mueller Park Junior High, consistently outperform South Davis Junior High in academic measures, despite being part of the same school district. This highlights the need to understand the factors contributing to the differences in performance and address the potential challenges faced by the school, such as access to resources, parental engagement, and other factors that can impact student success.


Detail:

Public 7-9

 298 W 2600 S
       Bountiful, UT  84010


(801) 402-6400

District: Davis District

SchoolDigger Rank:
169th of 216 Utah Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,077 Help


Students who attend South Davis Junior High usually attend:

High:    Woods Cross High

Feeder schools for South Davis Junior High:

Elementary:    Adelaide School
    Orchard School

Student/teacher ratio:  25.7 Help
Number of students:  1,095

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.4%
Hispanic:
19.1%
Two or more races:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25% Help


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Compare Details South Davis Junior High ranks worse than 78.2% of middle schools in Utah. It also ranks last among 16 ranked middle schools in the Davis District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.4%), Hispanic (19.1%), two or more races (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Davis Junior High is 25.7, which is the 8th best among 16 middle schools in the Davis District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Davis Junior High is $8,077, which is the 8th highest among 16 middle schools in the Davis District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Davis Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks South Davis Junior High 169th of 216 Utah public middle schools. (See South Davis Junior High in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Davis District:

SchoolDigger ranks Davis District 34th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Davis Junior High

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Rank History for all students at South Davis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 71.64 37th 200 81.5%
2009 70.49 47th 205 77.1%
2010 66.87 57th 201 71.6%
2011 67.86 60th 222 73.0%
2012 66.92 77th 238 67.6%
2013 59.31 121st 243 50.2%
2014 50.62 100th 185 45.9%
2015 49.49 110th 210 47.6%
2016 51.75 110th 209 47.4%
2017 55.05 100th 206 51.5%
2018 63.91 63rd 172 63.4%
2019 44.41 134th 222 39.6%
2021 39.04 132nd 213 38.0%
2022 19.22 168th 209 19.6%
2023 21.54 169th 216 21.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Davis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 10.51 129th 133 3.0%
2023 9.07 134th 138 2.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at South Davis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 22.34 89th 100 11.0%
2023 16.83 91st 99 8.1%
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Rank History for White students at South Davis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 15.58 167th 191 12.6%
2023 20.38 160th 191 16.2%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for South Davis Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 930 0 14 5 2 n/a n/a 0 951
1989 1068 1 12 6 2 n/a n/a 0 1089
1990 1048 0 9 6 7 n/a n/a 0 1070
1991 987 1 11 9 4 n/a n/a 0 1012
1992 963 1 7 14 2 n/a n/a 0 987
1993 985 3 14 21 8 n/a n/a 0 1031
1994 1030 1 13 24 3 n/a n/a 0 1071
1995 954 2 9 19 7 n/a n/a 0 991
1996 954 2 9 19 7 n/a n/a 0 991
1997 961 4 13 23 5 n/a n/a 0 1006
1998 891 6 16 31 8 n/a n/a 0 952
1999 886 5 18 40 9 n/a n/a 0 958
2000 850 6 11 42 5 n/a n/a 0 914
2001 843 2 18 42 5 n/a n/a 0 910
2002 847 1 12 59 4 n/a n/a 0 923
2003 847 1 12 59 4 n/a n/a 0 923
2004 850 2 10 71 4 n/a n/a 4 941
2005 822 3 16 72 3 n/a n/a 0 916
2006 855 10 29 64 6 n/a n/a 0 964
2007 840 4 36 79 10 n/a n/a 0 969
2008 826 8 37 78 9 n/a n/a 9 967
2009 808 11 34 76 1 n/a n/a 10 940
2010 825 14 36 66 5 n/a n/a 37 983
2011 781 13 17 75 7 24 14 0 931
2012 862 12 17 85 8 38 12 0 1034
2013 869 7 24 100 4 31 23 0 1058
2014 911 15 24 114 6 32 24 0 1126
2015 874 15 17 102 4 36 35 0 1083
2016 884 15 15 120 6 38 27 0 1105
2017 888 11 15 131 3 40 29 0 1117
2018 884 11 13 144 3 26 33 0 1114
2019 831 7 12 144 5 35 40 0 1074
2020 810 9 15 146 3 39 37 0 1059
2021 773 7 14 155 3 29 36 0 1017
2022 797 6 18 176 2 31 36 0 1066
2023 782 6 13 209 5 37 43 0 1095

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at South Davis Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 951 43.0 22.1 n/a
1989 1089 43.0 25.3 n/a
1990 1070 42.0 25.4 8.6
1991 1012 38.0 26.6 9.2
1992 987 40.0 24.6 10.6
1993 1031 39.8 25.9 13.1
1994 1071 41.8 25.6 11.4
1995 991 44.3 22.4 11.3
1996 991 44.3 22.4 11.3
1997 1006 44.5 22.6 9.8
1998 952 42.2 22.6 9.3
1999 958 44.8 21.4 20.7
2000 914 48.1 19.0 17
2001 910 40.8 22.3 18.5
2002 923 39.8 23.2 19.5
2003 923 39.8 23.2 19.5
2004 941 40.5 23.2 20.4
2005 916 39.3 23.3 22.1
2006 964 43.0 22.4 24.9
2007 969 42.9 22.6 0.3
2008 967 42.6 22.7 31.3
2009 940 52.5 21.8 24.5
2010 983 38.1 25.7 28.4
2011 931 37.1 25.0 25.3
2012 1034 40.8 25.3 33.6
2013 1058 41.5 25.4 51.7
2014 1126 42.5 26.4 29.9
2015 1083 n/a n/a 26.2
2016 1105 n/a n/a 25.9
2017 1117 42.5 26.2 25.4
2018 1114 n/a n/a 25.9
2019 1074 45.8 23.4 23.6
2020 1059 46.6 22.7 22.2
2021 1017 n/a n/a 22.5
2022 1066 45.7 23.3 19.7
2023 1095 42.5 25.7 25

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio South Davis Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 951 43.0 22.1 n/a
1989 1089 43.0 25.3 n/a
1990 1070 42.0 25.4 8.6
1991 1012 38.0 26.6 9.2
1992 987 40.0 24.6 10.6
1993 1031 39.8 25.9 13.1
1994 1071 41.8 25.6 11.4
1995 991 44.3 22.4 11.3
1996 991 44.3 22.4 11.3
1997 1006 44.5 22.6 9.8
1998 952 42.2 22.6 9.3
1999 958 44.8 21.4 20.7
2000 914 48.1 19.0 17
2001 910 40.8 22.3 18.5
2002 923 39.8 23.2 19.5
2003 923 39.8 23.2 19.5
2004 941 40.5 23.2 20.4
2005 916 39.3 23.3 22.1
2006 964 43.0 22.4 24.9
2007 969 42.9 22.6 0.3
2008 967 42.6 22.7 31.3
2009 940 52.5 21.8 24.5
2010 983 38.1 25.7 28.4
2011 931 37.1 25.0 25.3
2012 1034 40.8 25.3 33.6
2013 1058 41.5 25.4 51.7
2014 1126 42.5 26.4 29.9
2015 1083 n/a n/a 26.2
2016 1105 n/a n/a 25.9
2017 1117 42.5 26.2 25.4
2018 1114 n/a n/a 25.9
2019 1074 45.8 23.4 23.6
2020 1059 46.6 22.7 22.2
2021 1017 n/a n/a 22.5
2022 1066 45.7 23.3 19.7
2023 1095 42.5 25.7 25

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for South Davis Junior High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $447 (5.5%) $7,629 (94.5%) $8,076

Data source: Utah Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on South Davis Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 134th of 222 Middle schoolsRanks 169th of 216 Middle schools
 17.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (South Davis Junior High)4532.9
 12.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Davis District)49.742.4
 7.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)44.141.4
 2.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (South Davis Junior High)4134.4
 6.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Davis District)5249.1
 2.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Utah)45.244.9
 0.3%
7th Grade Science (South Davis Junior High)41.633.1
 8.5%
   7th Grade Science (Davis District)51.746.2
 5.5%
   7th Grade Science (Utah)44.545.5
 1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (South Davis Junior High)44.727.9
 16.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Davis District)48.843.4
 5.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)43.341.8
 1.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (South Davis Junior High)37.123.9
 13.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Davis District)51.839.4
 12.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Utah)42.738.2
 4.5%
8th Grade Science (South Davis Junior High)38.731.5
 7.2%
   8th Grade Science (Davis District)54.249.9
 4.3%
   8th Grade Science (Utah)49.248.5
 0.7%
9th Grade English Language Arts (South Davis Junior High)52.345.7
 6.6%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Davis District)56.547.3
 9.2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)48.244
 4.2%
9th Grade Mathematics (South Davis Junior High)57.128.3
 28.8%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Davis District)55.937.7
 18.2%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Utah)43.632.8
 10.8%
9th Grade Science (South Davis Junior High)42.731.9
 10.8%
   9th Grade Science (Davis District)44.242.6
 1.6%
   9th Grade Science (Utah)36.238.1
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10741095
 2%
African American76
 14.3%
American Indian55
Asian1213
 8.3%
Hispanic144209
 45.1%
Pacific Islander3537
 5.7%
White831782
 5.9%
Two or More Races4043
 7.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.6%25%
 1.4%


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South Davis Junior High ranks in the bottom 21.8% of Utah middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,095 students attended South Davis Junior High.

Students at South Davis Junior High are 71% White, 19% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% Pacific Islander, 1% Asian.

Students who attend South Davis Junior High usually go on to attend Woods Cross High


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Utah State Board of Education.

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