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  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
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Juneau-Douglas High School is a highly rated, public school located in Juneau, AK. It has 604 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Juneau-Douglas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
130 responses
Average ACT
28
30 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$88,213
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,226
National
$949
Median Home Value
$344,000
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
70%
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 56 responses
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  • Prom
    21%
  • Basketball games
    20%
  • Homecoming Week
    14%
  • Dance team
    13%
  • Hockey games
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
604
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,326/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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My time at Juneau-Douglas High School was very good! I will say, it is what you make of it. I put in a lot of work and got into great colleges, but I feel that I lacked guidance at times. Students who are not self-motivated may not thrive here. The sports and clubs are inclusive and fun, and the whole town is very supportive. I do wish we were better prepared for AP tests and had more resources available for those applying to colleges. Overall, I had a great time here, and the teachers are amazing and truly want to see you succeed!
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JDHS is pretty a pretty average school. Most of the students aren’t that nice, same with a lot of the teachers. I mean, some people there are great, it’s just hard to find the right group. As for teachers, some are sexist and and don’t care, while others do their job well and are great. The sports are okay, they get pretty competitive. I am currently a sophomore and I just want to be done with this school. Another thing is that drug use is a very common occurrence at JD, more than most schools, which is bad. This isn’t important, but the school often smells terrible. I think there are better academics and sports than TMHS, but still, it’s not great. Also, people are very political and opinionated. In conclusion, not great but not terrible.
The culture here is very toxic and competitive, especially among the honors/AP students. The STEM teachers can be rather cruel and sexist, which makes things worse for everyone. Students love to brag about their test scores and the colleges they get into- they don’t actually care much about other people.
The school has so little funding that it really can’t provide many resources for kids- I once had to wait 3 weeks before being able to have a 5-minute meeting with my counselor.