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Douglas County High School

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4 stars

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Posted 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


Posted October 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 26, 2012

This is a really great school. I feel safe and teachers really help you out here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 11, 2010

I find the teachers really care and put forth the effort to ensure the studnets] reach their highest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 5, 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


Posted January 1, 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


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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.
English Language Arts

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

461 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

450 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

460 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

456 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Coordinate Algebra

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

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
55%
Integrated Math II

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

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Physical Science

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
U.S. History

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
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 59% 37%
White 27% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8705 Campbellton St
Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: (770) 651-6500

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