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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
David Douglas School District is a public school district located in Portland, OR. It has 10,496 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

David Douglas School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1120
189 responses
Average ACT
25
73 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,496
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,566
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$113,226,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,831/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$45,720
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$949
Median Home Value
$250,193
National
$184,700

David Douglas School District Reviews

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I'm very greatful to have experienced such a diverse high school. I believe that this has helped me better understand other people's cultures and become more educated. We have many opportunities for different clubs, sports, and music/theatre programs. If I were to have something change about David Douglas it would be their college readiness/preparation for students. We have a college and career center but not many students know about it. I also wish we offered more AP and college level classes as well as additional help on getting scholarships and applying to colleges not just your senior year.
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As a Senior at David Douglas, I have seen and experience what classes are like. These years are very crucial because right as you start your Freshman year, colleges should already be on your mind. Because of this, I believe David Douglas offers exceptional preparation in the extracurricular fields, but not very much for academics. This all depends on what college you are trying to get into, but colleges mainly look at AP classes. With such a small selection of AP classes at DD, colleges won't be attracted to it as much. But, I believe they can change this.
From my experience, David Douglas is not my cup of tea. The way most of the teachers treat the students is unfair, there are only some teachers who understand students well. Some of the staff in the office looks like they don't even want to be there and treat students as if they're elementary schoolers. Also, the teachers there can't teach. For instance like math teachers who is little help to students when implying that it's the student's fault for not understanding or asking enough questions that they're failing the class. Teachers should really look at majority of the student's grades before saying it's not their fault for not teaching well. Phones have been a strict policy. However, my friend and I were sitting at a table when a teacher accused her of being on her phone when she wasn't. My friend also witnessed a staff forcing to take away student's phones. Diversity is the strongest thing we have at our school. But I cannot think of one single positive thing about my school.