David Douglas High School in Portland, OR - Niche

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David Douglas High School is a public school in Portland, Oregon. It has 3,180 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 69% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 283 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1001 Se 135th Ave
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 261-8300

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3.6 from 283 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school is really great and the teachers and staff are mostly amazing. The biggest problem so far is the food is disgusting and most of us can't even stomach it (so we just starve) and that the dress code has become something to humiliate and make kids cry over AND pull them out of class so that they miss valuable info. I'm real fired up. But otherwise I do love it
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: David Douglas High School is a great school but the only thing I don't like it's crowded. Some teacher might not teach the way you like but the thing is that you have to see to work with it. Yes, I would choose to go all over again.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The diversity about this School made it amazing.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's a decent school to get an education and there are passionate teachers. It's just that not everyone is as driven as some and it makes students lose their enthusiasm.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I think this school is pretty good because of its great music program. We have one of the best music programs in the state thanks to our two amazing directors. We are a regular contender for state music competitions and we usually do a good job. Band is what I look forward to every other day. That's what I really like about this school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Slavic Christian Academy Private, Religious
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Centennial High School 3 mi. 1,749
2.00 Gresham High School 5 mi. 1,750
3.00 Clackamas High School 7 mi. 2,317
1.66 Reynolds High School 6 mi. 2,648
2.66 Sam Barlow High School 9 mi. 1,754

Around David Douglas High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

David Douglas High School United States Centennial High School Clackamas High School Gresham High School Reynolds High School Sam Barlow High School
White 43.0% 51.0% 54.0% 66.0% 59.0% 44.0% 74.0%
Hispanic 22.0% 25.0% 21.0% 10.0% 28.0% 32.0% 15.0%
Asian 17.0% 4.8% 14.0% 14.0% 2.0% 9.0% 1.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 4.0% 1.0% 3.0% 7.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.0% 5.0% 5.0% 3.0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 27.0%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 23.6%
Grade 12 24.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 30% Diversity
  • 28% There are some of the best teachers ever
  • 22% The music program
  • 13% The supportive teachers and administratives
  • 7% Sports

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 20% Crowded
  • 18% It's really big and can swallow you up
  • 16% Cafeteria food
  • 12% Teacher -to-student ratio
  • 12% The pressures and lack of support
  • 10% Students with bad atiitudes
  • 4% Lack of academic program awareness
  • 4% Standing out
  • 2% Dress codes/humiliation/procedures

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 30 responses

  • 57% Its many buildings and massive amount of students
  • 40% The diversity
  • 3% The variety of classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 68% Diverse
  • 26% Huge
  • 6% Unrepresentative

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 20% Participate at school and manage your time
  • 17% Do not procrastinate your 4 years here
  • 17% Be friendly
  • 17% Show Up, Postitive Attitude and Give it your All
  • 10% All of these will be very helpful tips
  • 7% Prove yourself trustworthy and it'll be easier
  • 7% Communicating with teachers is important
  • 3% Sports is "more important" than school to most.
  • 3% Be hard-working as much as possible

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.