Davis, California is in a practical geographical location for those who like to get away just for a day or the weekend – close to the Bay area (take the train to Berkeley, to San Francisco or go enjoy the beach) or if you prefer the mountains (take a drive to Lake Tahoe). Davis is the home to the University of California, Davis (UCD) and as of 2020, the population reported was 69,799 (not including the UCD student population).

Davis is a family oriented community and prides itself with their public schools. Most Davis students have the opportunity to learn a second language and in the process become better prepared to be involved in a global community by enrolling in the World Language Program offered at the secondary schools.

Davis has nine elementary schools (including a two-way Bilingual and Spanish Immersion Program) and one school for independent study.

Secondary Schools include:

Junior High Schools:

  • Da Vinci Academy Junior High
  • Emerson Junior High
  • Harper Junior High
  • Holmes Junior High

High Schools:

  • Da Vinci Charter Academy
  • Davis Senior High


2021 Update – Davis School District continues to plan and prepare on how to return students to full, in-person learning.  For current information, please visit their “our Return to Campus/COVID-19 website.