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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
Douglas County High School is a highly rated, public school located in Minden, NV. It has 1,699 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
About Douglas County High School...
Address
1670 Highway 88
Minden, NV 89423
Telephone
(775) 782-5136
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Douglas County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
149 responses
Average ACT
26
183 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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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
    C
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$54,770
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,276
National
$949
Median Home Value
$294,000
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.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Mountain Madness and Prom
    29%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Powder puff
    14%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Drama Performances
    8%
  • Leadership
    6%
  • JROTC
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,699
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,286
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
$13,376/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Douglas has incredible teachers. They are dedicated, motivated, and caring. The school culture is great with excellent participation and an air of general ambiance. There are plenty of resources available to students from computer labs to machine shops and ceramic labs. Though the sports department wasn't as strong this year as it has been traditionally, the student section and involvement was still excellent. Couldn't recommend a better school!
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Douglas High School is a nice looking, somewhat newly remodeled school but the education here is not the best. The school only cares about test scores and they do not care about the students actual learning.The students here are all white and there is not much diversity at all. The students here are pretty friendly and you will most likely not have an issue with bullying. The counselors are not very good at what they do and the teachers are average, some are great and some are terrible. The sports teams are below average. Overall it is a decent school but not the best out there.
A well managed facility, prepares students well for college classes with a variety of available honors, AP, and jump start classes. Strong emphasis on STEM classes provides students with a practical application for all learned skills.