Douglas High School Reviews
The small town, everyone knows everyone mentality is very prevalent. Food could definitely be improved on
Couple horrible teachers but also couple of AMAZING teachers. Mr. Riordan, Mr. Leonard, Mrs. Petrelli absolutely amazing teachers and really care about the students. Only one math teacher genuinely cares about getting students college-ready.
Teachers are very strict. Learning experience is damaged due to teachers often playing favorites. Very friendly environment.
My high school experience was great. I was encouraged to challenge myself academically. I was able to participate in school group/organizations. I felt safe at school and bullying was never present. All students in my school respected each other. For a small town school with limited resources, Douglas High School was everything I needed.
Douglas High School is a safe place for each of its students. The positive environment of DHS allows for students to enjoy attending school. This school abides by the ideas of perseverance, respect, and success. Students are encouraged to remain involved within the school culture. The faculty and staff enhance students’ lives by pushing them to reach their full academic potential. It is evident that the teachers care for students’ successes. Whether it be spending extra hours after school to work one on one or by attending school sporting events, it is a fact that DHS’s teachers care for their students. I have built strong connections with my teachers and some of the best friendships with my peers at this establishment. I would not trade my experience here at DHS for any other school. I appreciate each of my teachers’ contributions to further my education. Without them, I would not be half of the person I am today.
My experience at Douglas High School had its ups and downs. The school itself is only 400 students, making it difficult to find friends with which you can connect with. The school itself lacks spirit and people hardly attend school games to cheer on their classmates. The school offers a variety of AP courses, however, I found it difficult to find to excel in my courses due to the lack of care in the teachers. I will admit I found teachers who not only challenged me as a student but also as a person. The majority of the teachers have no care for their work and will do the bare minimum. As an immigrant, I found a lack of diversity at this school and noticed that I was targeted by classmates due to my ethnicity. The school feels overall safe and usually has its own police officer at all times in the school. The school does not offer diverse courses that provide students with a head start or matter of fact a taste of what they would like to major in college.
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.
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.
Overall I have gotten the typical high school experience out of it (minus FNL) but I would say douglas has left a good impression on me mostly with the teachers as I have made such good bonds with a few of them and they have helped me grow and shaped me and have helped prepare me for what I plan to do with my life.
School has an amazing set of teachers who work hard to challenge and make sure that all students are succeeding in school. Funding has had some issues though.
Douglas high school was like a second home. Every morning I walked through those doors there was always a bright face of a teacher to greet you. I felt safe to talk to anyone at the school when things at home were rough and they were always there to listen and lend a shoulder to cry on when needed. It was a home away from home and I still am in contact with teachers and administrators now that I am going into my second year of college and I don’t think that’ll ever change.
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.
I'm currently a senior at Douglas High school. I have enjoyed my time in school so far, it is a very small school and everyone knows everyone. One thing that I wished to change would be our school culture. We lack the excitement for after school activities. But besides that the teachers work with the student well. As for the student relationships it is actually very good. Everyone in douglas is very polite and open minded. I have been going to the school for 5 years I first came into Douglas High School as an 8th grader and I was instantly welcomed. From that point on I have enjoyed my time here and it is going to be hard to leave.
Clubs have difficulty with funding and struggle to find new students to participate. Limited options available for students. Coaches are unfair and play favorites makes it difficult for new students to feel welcome and apart of the team.
Athletic events are attended by little people (parents or students). Drama clubs are as lowly attended. Teachers take little pride in their work often seem frustrated and unhappy. Administration is difficult to deal with, struggle connecting with parents and students and do little in the way of problem solving.
Teachers are sometimes rude and disrespectful to students. Give little extra credit to struggling students and push students through classes, focus more on testing skills then real world applications.
There hasn't been a time where I haven't felt safe at this school.