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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Douglas S. Freeman High School is a highly rated, public school located in Richmond, VA. It has 1,815 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
8701 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
Telephone
(804) 673-3700
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Douglas S. Freeman High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1230
336 responses
Average ACT
28
110 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,236
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,082
National
$949
Median Home Value
$290,800
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Seniors dressing up for halloween
    22%
  • Winter Assembly, CW, We the People, NHS activities
    14%
  • Spirit weeks
    14%
  • Pep ralleys
    14%
  • Cw
    11%
  • Eagle hunting day
    9%
  • Canned food drive
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,815
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,692
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,260/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Great student body and teachers! Freeman has a great mix of nationalities and socioeconomic circumstances in its student body and staff. Academically, several students from Freeman attend colleges (including IVY league schools).
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Our two sons attended DSF and made so many good friends and had so many teachers that functioned as mentors for later endeavors. Can’t emphasize enough how much school spirit there is and how willing the teachers were to give extra help. In fact, one teacher hosted an exam review class on a Saturday morning for students at our house after our son asked if they would be interested in helping the students with an AP course. It is also one of the most diverse and representative of ethnic groups in the county.
Going to Freeman gave me somewhat of an idea of what a typical high school would have been like in the years following the desegregation of public schools. White, upper-class honors students were practically invincible. Here are just a few things I saw those types of students do, get caught, and get away with: Steal the teacher's copy of a test and take paper of it, Juul in the middle of class, say the N-word in the middle of class, sexually harass girls and more. Freeman has a serious racism issue that the administration and teachers not only are aware of, but enforce.