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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 1,169 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About Douglas Anderson School of the Arts...
Address
2445 San Diego Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Telephone
(904) 346-5620
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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1160
398 responses
Average ACT
26
127 responses
AP Enrollment
57%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$31,868
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Median Home Value
$77,522
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.68 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.68 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 282 responses
Report
  • EXTRAVAGANZA
    17%
  • All the arts events and contests
    17%
  • Music over the speakers on Fridays
    16%
  • Kaleidoscope; red Thursday; extravaganza
    11%
  • New this year, Power Hour
    8%
  • Doing nothing in class b/c of performances
    6%
  • Senior Prank Day
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,169
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.72 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.72 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.72 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.94 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 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
$9,455/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.101 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.101 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.101 responses
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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Reviews

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Douglas Anderson SOTA is an amazing school! It's filled with so many wonderful people making beautiful art and music. The classes are challenging, but the Lunch & Learn schedule allows for students to catch up on missed work, study, talk to their teachers, or practice their art every day! This is my first year here, but I already love it!
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Douglas Anderson is an amazing school with wonderful academics, caring teachers, and a great sense of unity among the students. The academics are very rigorous and students thinking of auditioning need to make note that the hardest thing about this school is balancing the academics with the arts. The arts classes are more than just electives and require a lot from students. You have to be really dedicated to your arts area to succeed at this school. The teachers are amazing and if you ask for help they will give it to you. They all love the students and are happy to teach at this school. The guidance counselors are very helpful in college prep as well as just being there to listen to your struggles. Being an arts school the kids really get to express themselves and aren't bullied for being different like other high schools. The food is average, like any other school in the district, and of course, there are no sports. There are quite a few clubs and A LOT of honors societies.
DA is full of likeminded people and has such a different feel from other high schools. There is a good sense of community plus the classes are great! The curriculum is vigorous, however, and you need to work extra hard in order to stay here. Most people think that since this is an art school we don't do well in academics but trust me, the academics ask a lot from you as well as your art area. The teachers are wonderful for the most part and all of the events that DA does, for example EXTRAVAGANZA, are spectacular.