School Details

Leonardo Da Vinci School

4701 Joaquin Way, Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 277-6496
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 632 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
48%
56%
70%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
36%
46%
78%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
56%
65%
58%
63%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
49%
60%
60%
56%
65%
69%
42%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
52%
60%
71%
51%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
83%
86%
69%
55%
60%
48%
54%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
55%
50%
71%
50%
57%
14%
27%
31%
72%
78%
85%
69%
45%
52%
85%
60%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sacramento City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Leonardo Da Vinci School is a public middle school in Sacramento. The principal of Leonardo Da Vinci School is Devon Davis and can be contacted at devon-davis@sac-city.k12.ca.us. 632 students go to Leonardo Da Vinci School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 10% of the Leonardo Da Vinci School students are "limited in English proficiency." 33% of the 632 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Leonardo Da Vinci School is 20:1. St. Robert School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 21%
Multiracial 8% %
Asian 8% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 21%
Hispanic 31% 33%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Filipino 0.5% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 47559%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 65%
Limited English proficiency 10% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This in response to the July 8th response... Thank you for proving the point regarding elitism. And please note that nothing was mentioned about social class. Furthermore you may be of the opinion that ITI is too rudimentary for older students but the entire program proclaims ITI including the middle school. It is one of their selling points; thus for it not to be provided by most of the ms program is important to note. Yes traditional learning does work for some again linguistic and auditory learners. Interestingly education has moved toward the belief in instruction for ALL types of learners including through college.

  • (1 year ago)

    In response to the June 16 2013 post I don't think it's a terrible thing to transition the ms students from ITI to a more traditional method as this will prepare the students for high school and college. The ITI is a wonderful way for students in elementary grades (eK-6) to learn in terms of grasping concepts and applying these skills in various subjects; however I believe it's not necessarily a bad thing to move away from ITI as the student becomes older and should learn to compartmentalize as required beyond elementary/middle school. With regards to the class warfare comment it would be easy to jump to the conclusion of unequal treatment of the students based on social status because it's low-hanging fruit; however parental involvement is a serious matter and if those so-called "have not" students are perceived as being treated unfairly maybe there's a correlation between parent under-involvement and student treatment. No school or district is perfect and there's no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" education. For most LdV parents this school provides an opportunity that wouldn't be attained in many of the student's neighboorhood schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have to disagree. My family has been at LdV through 3 principals and Mrs. Davis is the best. The discipline problems that were very apparent in the middle school have virtually disappeared. She knows every student by sight and gets to their eye level when she talks to them. I think the children understand her and feel heard by her.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great. Although I have a problem with the principle Ms. Davis. She treats the kids like their adults. Yes my 3rd grader and 8th grader. And she oversteps bounds when she talks to kids. Great school but this is something to consider. Ms. Davis is not a very nice person

  • (2 years ago)

    great school i m glad my daughter goes to it . its always good to see parent on campus

  • (3 years ago)

    I belive this school is haunted i have been going to this school for three years I have seen so many nunnatural things me and my friend have seen a ghost in the clothes closet i think someone needs to check it out

  • (5 years ago)

    I love LDV's community spirit.

  • (5 years ago)

    Children with special needs are fully integrated into the programs at LDV

  • (5 years ago)

    LdV is not only a school it is a community. The school shines because of its strong focus on the arts and science truly amazing staff and dedicated parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Its a wonderful place for children to learn. Teachers parents and students are one big family. I have never seen before the commement from everyone to make a school so great

  • (5 years ago)

    LdV has a wonderful community. It isn't just a school it is a family!

  • (5 years ago)

    The program they have for this school is great. I love that they also have sports for the kids. The education they get and the activities are out standing.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great because it has a lot of parent participation that help contribute to a positive learning environment as well as great teachers who encourage the kids to do their best and communicate consistently with the parents so that the kids are successful academically. GO LEONARDO DA VINCI!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    It has the best teachers and the best kids. They also have great staff that communicates great.

  • (5 years ago)

    The science and art based learning provides a creative learning environment for my child. Parent participation grows a close community of families working together to grow a healthy school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is one of the best school in the Sacramento City Unified School District and it offers programs that others schools don't due to high level of parent involvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    LdV offers a fabulous learning environment for our kids. Not only it's foundation of ITI (Integrated Thematic Instruction) integrating the much needed arts and science with the help of parent volunteers. You've heard that it takes a village to raise a child....we have a wonderful village of families working together to help educate our kids. We were awarded the California Distinguished Schools award last year.It's not only about test scores at our school it's about honoring the learner as the unique individual they are. Not to mention our incredible Principal teachers and support staff....they're what makes it all happen!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending LDV for the last 6 years! We have met life long friends among parents and teachers. Everyone works for the same goal the child. The school has done nothing but enrich our daughters live from all the field trips to working along with parents and teachers that care every day. She is going to leave this school a much better person. I have never seen a school that runs so well.I have enjoyed everyone of my volunteer hours. I myself will miss this great school when she graduates.

  • (5 years ago)

    LdV is a haven in the California public school system. Because all families select to go there and are enrolled through the lottery there is high parent participation and motivation to see things work and work well. The teachers for the most part are very experienced dedicated and multi talented. LdV has managed to weather NCLB and still have some semblance of art music history and science in the classroom. Keep in mind however that the bar is low in CA. Nonetheless this school turns out some impressive results and it due to both the Integrated learning philosphy great teachers and an organized group of parents who devote time to both their kids and the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    While LdV purports to offer a broad curriculum with science and the arts we did not find it so. The art and science offered in this magnet school is pretty wrote and does not really engage the children. The teachers in the lower grades rush through the art and the children are often just putting together pieces of an art project prepared by the teacher just so they can get an end product. We also found the parent body clickish and not that warm. LdV did not deliver on its promise for us.

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