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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Douglas High School is an above average, public school located in Douglas, MA. It has 393 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Douglas High School...
School District
Douglas Public Schools
Address
33 Davis Street
Douglas, MA 01516
Telephone
(508) 476-4100
Website
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Douglas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
96 responses
Average ACT
30
5 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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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
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$82,995
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$982
National
$949
Median Home Value
$263,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Winter Carnival
    32%
  • Winter skits
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Honor Role Breakfast
    18%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
393
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,758
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.4%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,543/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Overall, I enjoyed coming to Douglas for the academics. This high school offers many AP and honors courses that I was interested in, and helped my education grow. Many traditions that belong to Douglas High School make the experience fun and enjoyable. Sports were another aspect of school that helped to make my experience amusing. Athletes work very well together, and coaches are very informative and helpful in their teaching. However, the school culture is where Douglas, and many high schools alike, lacks greatness. Students tend to create drama, and teachers do not do much to combat it. It overall made some days going to school very hard to cope with. Although this happens to many students, I believe schools should be taking greater action in preventing this from happening as often as it does.
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Douglas High School overall had an excellent environment. Not only were the academics rigorous but most of the teachers, at least all of the ones I had, were always there to help, always open to what students said, and were extremely effective. They were also quite involved. We had a number of events throughout the school year that made our high school years especially memorable and classes would be brought together. There was a sense of tradition. Some of these events such as our Celebration Graduation, reflected the district's devotion to it's students as well. One characteristic of Douglas High that seems to set it apart is its strong small-community aspect which I think has so much impact on the students that grow up in this school district. Lastly, throughout this first year of college I was surprised at just how prepared I felt, which I think is a testament to Douglas High School's sense of college/career-readiness.
My first year of high school, I was nervous. Going up a level in education, not even that, moving from the middle school to the high school was scary. However, everyone was helpful, the faculties, the students, everyone. You get new friends, you get educated to your best standards, and overall, no matter what grade you are in, there are always people to help you out. Douglas High is such a great school, but if I had to change one thing, or if they were to improve, would be the timing of the schedule throughout the day. Not many people can get from one side of the building to the other side in a matter of three minutes, but us students tend to learn to walk fast and stay on your side of the hallway, and everything is fine.