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Douglas High School

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Posted August 21, 2009

This school is a excellent school for my childeren, they learn alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Douglas High School is great place to teach. The administration is supportive of learning and expectations are high. The students are focused and feel safe on the campus as I do. I love these students they are so polite and are enthusiastic about their education. I feel the administration has worked very hard to make it a great place to learn and work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2009

DHS is a performing plus school and has made AYP again. The Advanced Placement program is outstanding. My child is flourishing here and the new media technology class has given my child a chance to nurture her artistic side. What a great school! Safety is key to the administration and as soon as you walk on campus you can sense the academics that are taking place. Orderly and polite kids no matter where you go. A great place for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

I am a newly graduate of Douglas High School, and i can honestly say that my high school career at DHS was awesome. By awesome i mean we as students got it all. Academic wise the school is at its best ! the relationship the teachers and staff members have with the students is extraordanary ! all of the faculty at DHS cares for the students! they always went the extra mile to make our 4yr stay the most comfortable and well spent. the amount of knowledge i accumlated is enormous. DHS always STRIVES to put the students well being before anything! i love that school, and i would llike to thank DHS for the most amazing 4 yrs. of my life !
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2006

Right now the school isn't at it's best. Im not speaking academic wise. The way they are running this school the children might as well be in a prison. The administrators need to lighten up a little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

Douglas High School is a high school in a small, tight knit border town. It has a very strong athletics program. Students at this school are highly involved and there are many opportunities not only in the school, but in the community to volunteer. There are some outstanding faculty members, and a lot of mediocre ones, something that is expected at any school. There are honors classes and opportunites for students to co-enroll in the local community college in town. There are architecture, art, agricultural, culinary, and dance electives for the students to take. Parent's are involved in this school at a medium level, its usually the same parents that are involved over and over again. Overall, the school excells more in its extracurriculars than in it's academics.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2003

I have know for a fact that a handful of teachers at this school do not earn their share. I can name a few teachers that do not teach their classes. All they do is give them an easy A and pass them on to someone else. Plus, an awful lot of students do not listen to the very few good teachers becuase they are used to goofing off and earning a passing grade. If you look at the high schools test scores compared to other schools in suronding towns you can see how much or more like how little the students know.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 97% 43%
White 3% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 15th Street
Douglas, AZ 85607
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