About The School  

History of Our School

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James A. Davis Middle School is the only public accredited middle school in Bessemer. It was built in 1953. In 1970, the school was named Clarendon Avenue and changed to a middle school with grades 7th and 8th.

Our school motto is: "A Student Today and a Leader Tomorrow"




Mission Statement

James A. Davis Middle School mission is to produce and develope responsible and diverse individuals who will contribute positively to society.

School Organization

James A. Davis Middle School is departmentalized according to subject areas.  There are advanced classes in each of the five academic areas.

Scheduling is designed to meet the needs of the middle school aged child.  Currently, we have a seven period daily schedule with a homeroom connected to our first period.

The safety of all students and school personnel is a priority.  Davis adheres to local board policies in an effort to maintain a safe, orderly, and drug-free environment. Procedures are in place for the enforcement of conduct and dress codes outlined in the Davis Middle School's Handbook.

Administrative and Teacher Profile

The staff of James A. Davis Middle School consists of three administrators, thirty-five teachers, two counselors, one media specialist, one school resource officer, one school nurse, six instructional support aides, two secretaries, six cafeteria employees, and five custodians.  Over forty-seven percent of our teachers have advanced degrees in education.  Professional Development and continued education is a priority for our staff.  Many teachers are involved in post-graduate work at local universities. Staff members participate in numerous professional development activities on the local, state, and national level.