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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  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 High School is an above average, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 3,176 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
1001 SE 135th Ave
Portland, OR 97233
Telephone
(503) 261-8300

David Douglas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1100
152 responses
Average ACT
25
55 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$42,051
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$989
National
$949
Median Home Value
$208,867
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Clubs
    17%
  • Assemblies
    16%
  • ATHLETICS
    15%
  • Music Performances
    12%
  • Senior-directed one-acts
    12%
  • Dances
    11%
  • SENIOR SOLOS IN CHOIR
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,176
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,504
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,728/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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David Douglas High School is overall great. The diversity is awesome and everyone gets along with each other. David Douglas offers classes that students are actually interest in like athletic competition, art, ceramics, and much more. David Douglas also offers classes to prepare for the future! PACE, for example, prepares us for job interviews. The school’s college and career center is very helpful to us seniors. The staff in there helps us with the process of college applications, fafsa, and scholarships. On the contrary, the math teachers are probably the one thing I would change about David Douglas. During my junior year, 2017-2018, a lot of my class failed algebra 2 and had to either retake it in the semester or during senior year due to the teachers’ teaching ways. Overall, I would say David Douglas is a very good, diverse, and fun school to be at.
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David Douglas is the biggest high school in the state of Oregon! It's awesome and I love it! You should come. There aren't very many fights, most people and teachers are respectful if you mind your own business, and best of all, there is a cafe and a school hospital. We also have a huge pool. You are safe at this school. We always have police officers and if we don't everyday, there is about 4-5 security guards patrolling the campus
I believe it's one of the most populated schools in Oregon with about 3-4 thousand students. Their best aspect is probably their pride in sports and diversity. As for teachers, there are many hidden gems, but unfortunately there are also teachers who lack passion/quality in their work. I was not involved in sports as a student, so I felt very small during my time at the school. However, with so many people in the school, it is not difficult to find a sense of belonging. Education is so-so, I feel like their advanced/honors classes definitely prepare you more for the real world.