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C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Douglas Byrd High School is a public school located in Fayetteville, NC. It has 1,187 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
1624 Ireland Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Telephone
(910) 484-8121
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Douglas Byrd High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
980
68 responses
Average ACT
20
35 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,439
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$892
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • The football games
    19%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Powder puff
    12%
  • Pep rally
    12%
  • School dances
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,187
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,439
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,710/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Douglas Byrd, to be frank is not a very good school; which oh so greatly manifests itself in the mentality as well as behavior of its students. Who are very disrespectful and a bit out of control. Class environments are not that structured, but are often chaotic with students getting up whenever they please and blatantly disrespecting the teacher in the rudest way possible. ISS may as well be an elective for the number of students who inhabit it on a daily basis and fights. Oh goodness the fights. There is a fight every single day and I'm not exaggerating on that. It is literally every single day. So be wary of that. There are plenty of other things wrong with this school, but these make the top of the list. Heed my advice and don't enroll here. Spoken from someone so desperate to leave I graduated early.
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Despite all of the negative things said about Douglas Byrd high school. I can say that I genuinely enjoyed attending the school for four years. Yes, it may have a bad reputation, but now a days what doesn't? Douglas Byrd high school is known for "ghetto" and "ratchet" children but you can't let a few bad apples ruin the whole batch! Throughout my four years at DBHS I was at the top of my class and was awarded several scholarships and Great opportunitys. At Douglas Byrd they offer a variety of sports, activities and clubs, but one thing about DBHS that really stands out to me is their Academy of Finance, through this program I was able to dual enroll and go to the local community college where I received 12 college credits before I even graduated High school. Life is what you make it.
The administration needs to take a larger role interacting with students. Administration has no intentions of taking what students have to say about their experiences or injustices into account, nor taking action to accommodate any legitimate complaints. Teachers often try to project their own beliefs, both political and religious, onto their students. A lack of cleanliness, despite several custodians around campus.