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Douglas County High School

Public | 10-12 & ungraded | 1347 students

 
 

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted January 26, 2014

This school has some nepotism issues. Not happy with it at all. This is my personal opinion, but if you are attending or will be attending this high school, you will notice it.


Posted November 16, 2007

im on my sophomore year at dhs and the teachers are great for advanced classes--such as ap world history.... out standing teachers , but teachers for lower level classes arnt as good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

Hi, I attended Douglas High School for one year and was in the school district for 4 years, before moving to Orange County. The academic workload at Douglas and curriculum is far easier and a lot less work at Douglas then my old high school. I don't believe Douglas does a sufficient enough job for college prep, unless you plan to to go to UNR, where a lot of kids will be shocked how steep the difficulty goes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2006

nice teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

The school is very helpfull for both the community and students. The sports that I was involved in helped me get through school. The coaches and staff that I have dealt with helped with school work and out side help if needed. But the only reason the principles of this school contact parents are for trouble. Again this school I would recomend to anyone except for top end management of the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2005

This is a decent school, many activities avail. Large Classroom #'s. Not a whole lot of parent invovlement, but a good rounded school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

Their sports teams are coming out of the ground. The freshman football team in 2003 was 10-0 the 2004 team was 8-2. The 2004 jv team was 4-4. The 2003 varsity team was 13-1 the 2004 team was 11-1. The players are not the biggest but they are very strong. Some adults say that they would even afraid to play with the freshmans.The freshman coach said that these were the biggest kids hes coached in years. The towns people say that when the jv and freshman teams are in varsity together that they have the speed and size and strength to go to state. The beggining of the season started out with 94 freshman and ended with 64. The wrestlers are all almost undefeated. I think that there are at least 30 or 40 that are undefeated (Frosh-Varsity).
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2005

This is a 3 year HIgh. If your child is gifted or special needs.. it's great. Those struggling could get lost in the system unless parents are real involved. Had 2 kids graduate and going now from there. Moved here for the school. Awesome band program (3X's to the Inagurual Parade, State Champions). Sports are strong here also. Only problem I have is they force the kids to pass a foreign language exam before allowing to graduate (only school in the state that does). They exceed the states requirements for state tests. This hurts the students that struggle. They have email now so the communication between parent/teacher is up. Great prep for College, and interacts with local Community College.
—Submitted by a parent


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch84%
Full price94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch84%
Full price92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch87%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian92%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities94%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 37%
Hispanic 18% 40%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1670 Hwy 88
Minden, NV 89423
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