Frederick Douglass High School

  • Frederick Douglass High School serves 177 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 63%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Frederick Douglass High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 28%.

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School Overview

  • Frederick Douglass High School's student population of 177 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students177 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Frederick Douglass High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,073 schools in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Frederick Douglass High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#2059 out of 2,073 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
48%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
6%
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Black
52%
16%
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White
25%
72%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.45
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Graduation Rate70-74%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCOLUMBIA 93 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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