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  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Douglas County Schools is a public school district located in Douglasville, GA. It has 26,016 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
9030 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30134
Telephone
(770) 920-4000

Douglas County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
1,100 responses
Average ACT
22
726 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,016
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,211
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$263,598,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,335/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%

Douglas County Schools Reviews

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Douglas county schools vary. I've had great experiences with some teachers, and poor experiences with other teachers. I only went to Chapel Hill High, and New Manchester High. I feel the schools are getting much better overall though. I'm grateful to say, there haven't been any school shootings at any Douglas county school. I will say when I failed some portions of my GHSGT, Chapel Hill High School worked with me so I could take math summer classes and re-took the math portion and passed! I then had another program where I took summer social study courses for the GHSGT and successfully passed. I feel they are very supportive to students that are struggling with certain areas.
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I would love to see more student/teacher/administration interaction on the high school level. There needs to be more conversations as it relates to students having the ability to be individuals while still following the rules set forth by the school/district. Being able to sit down with the principal or assistant principal will give students a feeling that their concerns are being taken seriously. As a young adult, I think it is very important to be able to express yourself in a way that is both intelligent and diplomatic. Communication is the key to any successful relationship and/or partnership.
The Douglas County School System is overall average in reference to teachers, environments, administration, and education. However, to better the learning environment of the school system, more dedicated teachers must be hired. There has been far too many times where I have been in a year long class in which the teacher either could not teach, or had no desire to. Some of the classes I have been registered to, I probably could have taught myself. In addition, resources in some of these schools are limited and sub-par. This includes finite textbooks, internet connection, etc. Lastly, funding is distributed poorly. There are plenty things that can be physically fixed in these schools because they are old. However, money is typically given to sports, which to me is imprudent, because they are not that great.