Douglas High School
Douglas High School serves 1,434 students in grades 9-12.
Douglas High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).
Douglas High School's student population of 1,434 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Douglas High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Douglas High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1883 out of 2120 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education
As a former student of Douglas High School I found and still find the way things are handled at that school no less than appalling. To start off, the availability of after school activities is pathetic. Unless your son/daughter is a rigorous athlete or business extraordinaire then they have nothing of value to offer them now. Computer related facilities are up to date and extremely nice but students are not allowed access to them without a teacher "checking them in". When it comes to public facilities like restrooms however, the quality goes down like you wouldn't believe. Parent involvement with the school is the worst of them all. Not only do parents need to sign in to be allowed on campus to even talk to a teacher or principal, but need to make it past a slew of security guards as well to get through the front gate. Did I forget to mention that the entire school is surrounded by an 8 foot steel fence? Go around to various parts of it and you'll see BARBED wire going across the top. There are more things that I have seen and experienced at that school which I could write about but that would take up a page or more. In short Douglas High School is no longer the symbol of honest academics that it used to be and should be avoided as much as possible. If your child must go that school for any reason than I urge you to not let those in charge pull the wool over your eyes and lock you out. It may be an undertaking but it will save you and your child years of trouble.
Review Douglas High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:
- Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
- Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Technology in Public Schools
Learn how technology is being implemented and funded in public schools.
Gender Identity Becomes Controversial Issue in Boston Public Schools
We report on a new policy in Massachusetts that impacts one of the largest school districts in the country, as well as the rest of the state. The gender identity policy strives to ensure all students are treated equally, but it is not without plenty of concern by opponents.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.