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About This School

Birch Lane Elementary School is a public elementary school in Davis. The principal of Birch Lane Elementary School is Kathy Tyzzer, whose e-mail is ktyzzer@djusd.k12.ca.us. 592 students go to Birch Lane Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 7% of the Birch Lane Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 25% of the 592 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Birch Lane Elementary School is 18:1. Families First NPS School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 62%
Multiracial 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Unspecified 3% 2%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Asian 12% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
Filipino 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 8544%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 17%
Limited English proficiency 7% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Fantastic school. Wonderful history superior parent involvement. Montessori program has been great for our kids they LOVE this school. We have had great teachers. The music program has truly enriched our children's education.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an OK school for the typical Davis family and typical Davis kids. It you fall anywhere outside that norm you would do well to consider other options. We moved from a very diverse community where the teachers were used to teaching a truly diverse group of kids (economically socially racially linguistically...) with great success. Because the vast majority of kids in Davis are white or asian and upper middle class I'm not sure teachers here know how to teach to kids who don't look or at least act like the norms for those groups. That said the office staff is wonderful and teachers are nice and certainly well-intentioned.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers connect and care for the students and leave a lasting love of learning

  • (4 years ago)

    My older granddaughter has transitioned smoothly to 7th grade this year because of the excellent preparation provided by Birch Lane teachers. My granddaughter in third grade is experiencing the finest primary education anyone could ask for. Teachers in this school are ... intelligent innovative creative caring involved dedicated...all of these descriptors in the superlative. My own children attended excellent schools in Pennsylvania and Texas but Birch Lane tops them all.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our son is in the Montessori program at Birch and our daughter is in the 'regular' program. Both are great (different styles to fit different kids); teachers are fantastic.

  • (6 years ago)

    We love Birch Lane particularly the Montessori program! We feel lucky to have this as an option in Davis.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son is in the Montessori program at Birch Lane. We were not sure when we signed him up but have not regretted it. He loves his teacher and the program and has done so well academically. We love our teacher Ms Seidel.

  • (8 years ago)

    The staff at the school is very dedicated to ensuring that all students receive individual attention for their academic needs.

  • (9 years ago)

    Five of my children have attended Birch Lane. The teachers and support staff have been wonderful and supportive of learning. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. I am pleased my children have attended.

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