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Dougherty Comprehensive High School

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Posted May 18, 2014

How can 10 students out of 300 pass the math portion of the test How can the Asst. prinicpal place blame on the students when it clear that its a teaching issue. How can students have a high average in the class but fail the test?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

i love this school despite the opposition that i may interfere with other people in my surroundings. i am part of the chorale and it is such an exhilarating experience for me to enjoy. i show a great tremendous amount of sympathy for this school no matter what the cost was.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2009

I am a student here at DCHS. It is a great school for kids to learn. This school has a lot of great activities. I am also a part of the DCHS chorale, and it is like a family to me
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2009

I transferred to this school from out of state and before I started attending it, I heard a few bad opinions about it. But I figured that I couldn't be that bad. Once I started going there, I realized that it was worse than other people had led on for it to be. I have all of my required credits and I have passed my graduation tests, but they will not let me graduate early. I am stuck learning things that i learned in the 6th-8th grade at my previous school system. It is pathetic. Everyone seems to have so much pride in the school and i can't figure out why. As for the teaching...I get the same amount of classwork in one week, that I would receive in one single day at my old school. So the lessons move extremely slow.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

I have attended Dougherty for my freshman and Sophmore year. I have to admit that it is such a great school. I am part of the DCHS Chorale. They are very important to me. The chorale is the best thing at Dougherty.They are my family. I love Dougherty I would have my child go there if I were you. Brittney Hilson
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

I am currently a sophmore at dchs. This school is simplythe best school in the nation! there is no other school that i'd rather attend. Their band is great and i am proud to say that i am a member of it! this xschool is a school that i'd want my childern to attend and graduate! anquinette jones
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2008

I am currently in my third year at Dougherty Comperhensive High School and I wouldn't have it any other way. I was prevously on the football team and played for two different coaches for two years, but on my third year I decided to go back to my first love, BAND. The head coach (Coach Flowers) respected my decision and supported me and that's what I love about this school. No matter what the media say I would definately recommend Dougherty High first. K.D.Girdner
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2007

I am currently a sophomore at dchs it is the best school in the nation. The people here helped me a lot. Mr.Reid has really helped me too, he is an good principal. I am in the band, and DECA, and I will have to say that every day I learn something new at DCHS. Keep the Trojan Spirit going -Shaniqua Harris
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2007

I am currently a sophomore at Dougherty Comprehensive High School.I think that Dougherty High is the best school in the nation simply because of the students and the teachers who care about us.I am an active member of the marching and symphonic band who have won numerous awards for our achievements.I would recommend that any child attend Dougherty High because at Dougherty failure is not an option. -D.Williams
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2006

I am currently a junior at Dougherty Comprehensive High School. I feel as though Diugherty is the best school in the nation simply because of the great students that attend.I am an active member in the band serving as one of the drummajors. I am also A Varsity Basketball cheerleader.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2006

I am a freshman at DCHS, and also a member of the Phantom marching Band,all upper class men have been extremely helpful.I recommend that your child be involved in some activity, to help ease the transaction.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2006

I am a student hear at DCHS. I am a proud member of the Phantom Marching Trojan Band. I attended Lincoln Elementary and then Robert Cross. The transition was a great experience. It is a very looked down upon school because of its'location. Mishaps are going on at all of the schools, including Byne. It's always the people who have never set foot somewhere jumping to conclusion. Isn't that stereotype?
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2006

Since we enrolled our Children in this School, we have had nothing but problem. A Very Racial divide school, Our child is still waiting to get the proper Education that the state says he should get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

I am a current student at dougherty and I think the school is a good place to get an education if you are willing to learn and be taught. We have excellent extracurrucular activities such as the chorale and the band, they are the best in the city. I have the privilage of being a member of the class of 2006 and I can honestly save that my years at dougherty has been an educational experience. And has helped me to become a better all around person. I can say with all my heart that I am a true trojan.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2006

In my opinion, Dougherty High is a great school. The academics and teachers are great. The band is excellent, both marching and symphonic if I do say so myself, being a member and all. The chorale is wonderful. The football team had an awesome season this year. There are plenty of clubs and activites for the students to get involved in. It's just all-around wonderful. The level of parent involvement is good also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2006

I think that Mr. Reid is the best. He is a nice man. He tries to help students to keep them from getting into trouble. There are some students who you can't help.My Uncle took the graduation test last year and passed it on the first time he is with the c/o 2006.Dougherty have the best teachers and staff in the DCSS. Congraulation!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2005

I am a 12th grade student at Dougherty High school an I think that my school is a excellent environment. My school sometimes has it faults but I would recommend any student to attend this wonderful school. we have a excellent marching band, and wonderful chorale and great teachers and me personally I think that i am a part of of the best senior class that has ever came through dougherty and that is the class of 2006.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2005

I am a senior who is currently attends Dougherty High and I think that my school is a good place where every student can learn if they want to. And even though we might have pitty problems at the school we are still the most achieving school out of all of the high Schools in Dougherty County. And for the public yall might see our school name in the newspapers and news saying things to make our school look bad but it's really not, it's just how the media put Dougherty in the spoylight like we are just so terrible and out of control. But from my point of view we are intelligient young adults who really put forth into doing our best so that we can be the best in the future. And for the teacher that teaches at Dougherty High is the best of best. class of 2006
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2004

I am a former student at dougherty high, i graduated in 1997. i attended albany high school up until the 10th grade and transfered to dougherty. my years at dougherty were indeed pleasant ones. the teachers there really cared about the students and wanted to see each of us succeed. as i look at the way schools are now being taught, i only wish that our kids had teachers like the ones that taught me. dougherty high is an excellent school and i am proud to be an alumni.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 17, 2004

I attended this school from 1994 until I graduated in 1998 and I can tell you from my personal experience that this school is in need for some improvement. All the way from the undisciplined stundents to the teachers that are just there for the paycheck. If the teachers and the principal only knew what goes on in the halls of their school, they would be shocked.
—Submitted by a former student


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

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

160 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
69%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
10%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
39%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
16%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
21%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 37%
White 4% 44%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jose Roquemore
Fax number
  • (229) 431-3482

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1800 Pearce Ave
Albany, GA 31705
Phone: (229) 431-3310

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