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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Jacksonville, FL. It has 1,192 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1160
450 responses
Average ACT
26
146 responses
AP Enrollment
57%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$32,728
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$806
National
$949
Median Home Value
$103,501
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.73 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.73 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 301 responses
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  • EXTRAVAGANZA
    17%
  • All the arts events and contests
    16%
  • Music over the speakers on Fridays
    16%
  • Kaleidoscope; red Thursday; extravaganza
    11%
  • New this year, Power Hour
    9%
  • Senior Prank Day
    6%
  • Doing nothing in class b/c of performances
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,192
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.77 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.77 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.77 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,292
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.99 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.99 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.99 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,698/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.106 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.106 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.106 responses
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Hello my experience at Douglas Anderson was great. I have a love for choral music. My directors were great advisors musically and emotionally. I got once in a life time experiences with the directors, and created life time friendships. The school encourages students to push their ambition to new heights!
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I recently graduated from DA as Class of 2020. Overall, this is an amazing school that has so many connections to the arts community in our city. Throughout my four years here, I've enhanced my ability, creativity, and knowledge in fine arts. I was able to take college-level arts and academic courses, while working with many other talented artists. The overall environment is very supportive and helps stimulate creativity. There are problems with administration and diversity however, that many students have brought awareness to and have tried to change. I would like to see more diversity and attention to mental health, especially for young minorities, those that come from poor families, or a part of the LGBT+ community. There is a sense of intellectual and economic elitism amongst faculty and many students that needs to be addressed. This is all essentially based on which people you engage with, and have the courage and voice to speak out on injustices in our own communities.
Douglas Anderson is a perfect place for those with a passion for their art, whether it is musical, performance, or visual arts, to make the time and have the resources to really push themselves to improve.
The teachers are always invested in our success, and the visual arts teachers from experience create an atmosphere that sets us up for the future and maximizes the improvement students experience in their art.
Although the arts are rigorous, the academics are certainly not lacking either. There are plenty of AP classes to supplement those who rise above the best, as well as many honors classes which become the standard for academics at school.