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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Douglas High School is an above average, public school located in Box Elder, SD. It has 714 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About Douglas High School...
Address
420 Patriot Dr
Box Elder, SD 57719
Telephone
(605) 923-0030
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Douglas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
12 responses
Average ACT
24
98 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

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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
    C+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,290
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,700
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Football and basketball games
    36%
  • Spirt days
    36%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Rotc events
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
714
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,492
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 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
$13,299/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Douglas High school is all about patriotism and involvement with its students. This high school takes care of its students and makes sure nobody is alone. The principle of the school wants the students to have pride in their school and the students help one another as much as they can they are there for you when you need someone to talk too. the teachers here are friendly and very helpful when you need help, or someone to talk to. they teach you so you are ready for college they take your education very seriously even if you don' take it seriously they will. the clubs and activities are good i wish they could add more or different ones like a archery club or a cooking club, that's one thing i would change or add too. Parent involvement is always welcome at douglas you will see parents helping their children and see the parents helping watch the dances or other activities.
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Douglas High School is a great school. From my experience, the worst anyone does to you is accept the fact that you're there; there's almost no bullying. The teachers are nice to you, the classes are easy, and the electives (which you choose) are fun. Lunch is good, with the choice of regular lunch or ala-carte, where you can get whatever you want from the menu. 11th and 12th graders also have the opportunity to leave campus for lunch, though the rules for open campus have become more strict in recent years. Overall, it's a great school to finish out in.
Coming from a person who's been in the Douglas school system for the majority of K-12, it has it's charm. The school is excellent in ensuring good academic performances and takes great pride in it's students. The school body is filled with ambitious students who obviously work hard on campus and off-campus.
Of course, high school is only as great as one may make it. A good quality about the school is that it's always changing the curriculum to meet the demands of the world - college included. Every teacher sets out to prepare the students for the next step. That being said, a student may become a test subject to new projects and opportunities. It's a well sized school with around 120 graduates each year.
However, the only flaws that may concern some students all depend on attitude and opinions. Some teachers may be considered too strict, there are flaws in the technology, or it may feel like the school isn't putting enough effort for the students.