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Douglasville, GA
Students enrolled: 2,078

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8705 Campbellton St
Douglasville, GA 30134

(770) 651-6500
(770) 651-6504
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April 19, 2014
sadly to say this school wouldn't be as highly ranked without the IB program ... my child is not currently in the IB program and I'm not proud to say that because they had a chance to do it but chose not to . the teachers that are not part of the program give 0 effort and I absolutely do not like the faculty . I find them unfair to certain kids . I also feel as my child is very unsafe here and we are moving soon . but i will thank the principle and one of the assistant 9th grade principles for helping us through this tough time with my child being bullied and helping us sort out our options . that means so much to my family . I can't thank them enough . God Bless .

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2013
I am very disappointed with this school and the chaos Leadership allows. I was under the impression that this school would be top notch seeing that DCHS has an IB program. Little did I know how many IB students drop out of the program before the 12th grade. If that's not bad enough, I was very disappointed in the athletic programs (football in particular). The Coaches do not focus on the athletes academics but on winning games and sadly enough I haven t seen any improvement since my child graduated last year. The football coaching staff is a joke. Their coaching style includes encouraging fighting amongst teammates to promote what they call healthy frustration which makes the players hit harder. What happened to teaching the players how to be a TEAM. To make matters worse, the athletes morale is low. Having watched young men feel like quitting what is a lifetime dream because of the lack of leadership and inequality being displayed is disappointing. Having watched how the Leadership will allow parents to be deputized as coaches and show favoritism is degrading and unethical.I would advise more fathers to get involved by volunteering as a Community Coach (see GHSA website)

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2012
Iv'e spent my last 3 years of high school at Douglas County and I can certainly say this school has came a long way due to our wonderful loving principal Tim Scott. However although we have came a long way there are still issues at hand ! I love being a senior here because honestly there is greater school in the county than DC !!!

- submitted by a student

October 12, 2012
I am thorughly impressed with the leadership at this school. We were apprehensive in sending our son here after moving from another state, but the personal involvement and approach that the principal has leaves parents with a sense of relief and pride. The great schools rating was 3 out of 10 in June 2012, and went to 6 out of 10 which demonstrates and says a lot about hard this school has improved. I personally think that parents need to give a school a chance before making assumptions like we almost did. Our son loves it so far and I hope it continues to stay this way. Great job for turning this school around, teachers, staff, students and leadership. Definitely takes a village to raise a child and this concept is working beautifully!

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2012
This is a really great school. I feel safe and teachers really help you out here.

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2011
this school is a good school it is the Principal leadership that dont care about the kids that much.the teacher are great!

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2010
I had a great experience at Douglas County. The teachers were excellent and helped me to get to where i am today. I am now in my second year at the University Of Georgia and can say that I would not be where I am today if it were not for DC. Go Tigers!

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2010
I find the teachers really care and put forth the effort to ensure the studnets] reach their highest potential.

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November 17, 2009
this school is very great. i learn so much from this school. at first i was so scared to be in high school but now i love it. But the greast teacher here is Erin Mellisa Jordan.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 28, 2009
I love the way the staff supports the students and parents to encourage thos students that are truly applying themselves. The staff make you feel welcomed when you enter the building and they do all that they can to help you and your child to succeed in high school.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2009
I love DCHS! I miss it so badly. Along with the friends I made and the band program there.

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2009
I love dchs, i think its a really good school. Y husband [coahc hurst] and myself [mrs. Hurst] have a great time teaching the students and everyday we have fun with the kids and they have a great time with us right back. Me myself personally enjoys waking up every morning just to come and see my babies. Likewise with my husband.

- submitted by a teacher

January 01, 2009
Douglas County is a great school. The school has many different extracurricular activities to chose from. The administration is good and the teachers are excellent. The school is great at communicating with parents. It definately is the best school in the county.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 25, 2008
I feel poorly for the parents who actually claim to like this school...seems they don't have anything with which to compare quality

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no rating
October 24, 2008
I find Douglas County to be a poor excuse for a high school. We relocated here from upstate NY. My daughter is a senior this year and she has to fight to get everything she needs to prepare for college next year. I have had to make several phone calls to back up her diligence. I have a 13yr old son, I have no intention of sending him to this school next year. Compared to the schools we came from in NY, Douglas County High is a joke.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 10, 2008
My son has been so happy at DC. He has had an opportunity to get an excellent education, and he has also enjoyed participating in a number of extra-curricular activities. The band is awesome!

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May 30, 2008
Douglas County is an excellent school. Even though some say that Douglas County is not overall good at its academics but if you get into the right classes, it is a experince you've never had before. Also, there are the activities; there's so much to do and my only regret would be that I never participated in any of them. This school has given me something to feel happy about, at any time I can look back and I'll always remember the crazy, fun times I had. At this time in my life, I feel as if I don't want to let go- I don't want to move.

- submitted by a student

April 21, 2008
Douglas County High School is an excellent school. It has improved rapidly over the years. The school offers tons of activities, sports, and clubs. The teachers there are great and the pricipal and assistant pricipals are awesome. All the students take pride in the school and have the most school spirit i have ever seen. Even though the school is old they are doing a great job renevating and fixing it up. My childs high school experience couldnt of been any better than it was at dc. DC is an awesome school

- submitted by a parent

February 29, 2008
I currently attend DC. It is a great school. its not as bad as eveyone thinks it is. i think people that say stuff about DC are haters. The teachers are good, and i love it. people should not be scared to send their kids here. it is a perfectly fine school.

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2008
I am currently enrolled at DCHS and it is great! I am involved in several different clubs and sports and I always have a great time

- submitted by a student

October 19, 2007
This is a great school. I am a former student and I absolutely loved it there. I received a great education from this school and I am now in my second year at Georgia State University and doing quite well might I add. If the students need help, the teachers are more than willing to give it to them. They only want to see us succeed in life and they are doing a great job at providing us the quality education that we need to succeed. Also the career center is a great place for the students to visit and the staff in there couldn't be more helpful. She does everything possible to get us where we need to be. I enjoyed all four of my years there and I wouldn't change a thing about it. Let's go Tigers!!! DCHS is the best high school in Douglas County hands down.

- submitted by a student

May 19, 2006
Douglas county High School is horrible. When I moved down here and my two children attended DCHS from day one there was nothing but complaints about the school. Everyone from the teachers to the administrators are rude and do not deserve to be teachers. I just hope that the schol start to make changes. The academic curriculum is bad. The students are not learning anything in that school.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2005
We have relocated to the Douglasville Area due to my husband being downsized in Pittsburgh. We came from a school that was highly rated in all aspects. In our search for a home we not only considered the area but visited ALL of the local high schools. We were pleasantly surprised when we visited DCHS. We met with the school counselor, Mrs. McCoy, who when we asked some pretty hard questions, answered them honestly. They included everything from education, sports, activites, clubs, and most importantly, safety. We were very impressed that Mrs. McCoy, who unlike other schools in Douglas County, told us the entire truth. We are very impresses with DCHS and the teachers. Our son, has joined the football team, as well as the new ROTC program this year. He has straight A's and we are proud to say that we are from DCHS. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 08, 2005
Douglas County High School does not get the credit it deserves. The teachers take the time to get to know their students and to attend to each students individual needs. These teachers go the extra mile and do so with joy. The teachers at DCHS are their to watch the students succeed, not to just pass them along. I am very proud to say that I am a graduate of Douglas County High School. I formed life long friendships with not only my peers, but with my teachers who gave of themselves, even when not necessary. They handle each situation to the best of their ability.Thank you DCHS!

- submitted by a student

March 19, 2005
My hat is off to the teachers and administration of this school. They do a very good job in light of the difficult challenges they face. My child is a sophomore Somehow, my child is making straight A's but I have to wonder if the expectations are so low that anyone who gives a pinch of an effort could do the same. The teachers in this school deserve hazard pay! Thanks for all you do! A concerned parent.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2004
DCHS is an extraordinary school. Were it not for the dedication and professional skill of both the teachers and administrative staff members, there would be no telling how prepared I'd be for the career that I am now in. I am proud to say that with the encouragement of the absolutely marvelous teachers, I am now a Cryptological Technician in the United states Navy. Thank you so much, DCHS.

- submitted by a student

June 25, 2004
I think that Douglas County High School is under rated. It is a great school with a great athletic program. The teachers help out my child every step of the way. This has to be the best High School in the county!

- submitted by a parent

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Douglas County High School
8705 Campbellton St, Douglasville, GA  30134
(770) 651-6500
Last modified Douglas County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Douglas County High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top