Public Schools in Davis CA
With almost half the population attending UC Davis and more graduate degrees per capita than anywhere else in California, Davis California is one of the best-educated cities in America. With such a high value placed on education, it's no surprise that the city of Davis California also has one of the most sought-after public school districts in the entire state.
The Davis public school system is well-known for the wide array of quality educational choices it offers to students - from Spanish Immersion to Independent Study. It's increasingly common for families who work in Sacramento or Vacaville to relocate to Davis for the superior education their children receive.
Some of the specialized teaching and learning offered at Davis Schools:
There are two Davis schools that offer Spanish Immersion for English-speaking students. Cesar Chavez elementary is a dedicated Spanish immersion school for grades K through 6. There's also an early Immersion program at Marguerite Montgomery for K-3 students. Children in the immersion program study all subjects entirely in Spanish until grade three when English studies are introduced. While the majority of students don't come from a Spanish-speaking background, parents who choose the Davis immersion program value bilingualism and the opportunities presented by learning a second language.
Since 2001, Davis parents have had a Montessori school as part of their public school system. While ensuring that the state curriculum is covered and students are prepared for future schooling, the program at Birch Lane Elementary teaches students in grades K through 6 using the Montessori Method. This approach encourages students to learn at their own pace, make their own discoveries and direct their own learning.
In Davis, students who need greater challenges in their studies can take advantage of Davis' Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE). Davis has three advanced-level elementary programs and three junior high programs to choose from. Willett Elementary, Pioneer Elementary and Valley Oak all have gifted programs for student in grades 4-6. Emerson, Harper and Homes Junior High have accelerated programs for students in grades 7- 9. GATE students at the secondary level can choose to take honors or Advanced Placement classes.
Davis has one small magnet school for secondary students. DaVinci High School is a new technology school that was started with a grant from the Bill Gates Foundation. Students learn on their own laptops and are encouraged to work collaboratively while directing their educational choices.
The Davis School System also offers a range of robust programs designed specifically for home-schoolers, children who travel with their families, ELL students, special education students, preschool children, adults, and students who prefer to learn at a different pace.
Davis Elementary schools
- Birch Lane (K-6 Montessori)
- Cesar Chavez (K-6 Spanish Immersion)
- Marguerite Montgomery (K-6, K-3 Spanish Immersion)
- North Davis (K-6)
- Patwin (K-6)
- Pioneer (K-6, Gifted Program grades 4-6)
- Robert E. Willett (K-6, Gifted Program grades 4-6)
- Fairfield (K-3)
- Fred T. Korematsu (K-6)
Davis Secondary Schools
- Emerson Junior High (7-9, Gifted program)
- Harper Junior High (7-9, Gifted program)
- Homes Junior High (7-9, Gifted program)
- Davis Senior High (10-12)
- DaVinci High School (10-12 Magnet School)
Davis Alternative Schools
- Davis School for Independent Study (K-12 homestudy)
- Martin Luther King High School (Continuation, 11-12)
- Davis Adult School (Secondary, ESL, Parenting, Special Needs, Seniors)
- Children's Center (Daycare and Preschool)
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