David Douglas High School in Portland, OR - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,224
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    366 3.6
  • Ranking

David Douglas High School is a public coed school in Portland, Oregon. It has 3,224 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 366 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 366 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Academics: Most teachers are nice enough to not give you a ton of homework, but sometimes here and there you'll have homework and it's not hard. Rarely does a teacher give you time to get a head start on the homework assignment but if there's a time that happens, might as well take advantage of that. Normally, when there's an upcoming test or final, the teacher makes sure everyone understands the material and gives you a few classes worth of studying and review which I really appreciated the teachers. Extra time to study for an upcoming test, so why not?
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Doesn't matter what background or culture you're from, everyone gets treated equally and the same as everyone else. No one is being picked out or being discriminated from others. Nor being racist towards anyone.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Many students here at David Douglas participate in sports, clubs and after-school activities. Most of them really enjoy what they're doing and continue throughout till they graduate. With so many students, the diverse culture of students, of course it's fun to be involved in sports, clubs or after-school activities where you get to do the things you enjoy the most and have fun with friends.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Everyone you see around is friendly and nice so it's not hard to make a lot of friends. I started out Freshmen year with making a few new friends and eventually, I made a lot of new friends in just that first year. What makes this school unique is how diverse we're, different cultures come together, along with fun school events where everyone participates in. I would definitely choose this school again if I could because the school environment is just so friendly-like and makes you feel at ease throughout your 4 years of high school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers that I had throughout my 4 years of high school were nice and very helpful if you ever needed help along the way.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 Centennial High School 3 mi. 1,756
2.33 Gresham High School 5 mi. 1,749
3.00 Clackamas High School 7 mi. 2,332
1.66 Reynolds High School 6 mi. 2,806
2.66 Sam Barlow High School 9 mi. 1,714

Around David Douglas High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

David Douglas High School United States Oregon Centennial High School Clackamas High School Gresham High School Reynolds High School Sam Barlow High School
White 42.0% 51.0% 64.0% 52.0% 66.0% 57.0% 43.0% 73.0%
Hispanic 23.0% 25.0% 22.2% 21.0% 10.0% 27.0% 32.0% 16.0%
Asian 17.0% 4.8% 3.9% 14.0% 14.0% 3.0% 9.0% 1.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 2.4% 4.0% 2.0% 3.0% 8.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 5.2% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 4.0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 0.7% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.6% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.7%
Grade 10 24.3%
Grade 11 25.3%
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 57 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 26% Diversity
  • 22% The music program
  • 21% There are some of the best teachers ever
  • 16% The supportive teachers and administratives
  • 8% Clubs
  • 7% Sports

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 20% Crowded
  • 15% It's really big and can swallow you up
  • 15% Cafeteria food
  • 14% Teacher -to-student ratio
  • 14% Students with bad atiitudes
  • 12% The pressures and lack of support
  • 3% Standing out
  • 3% Lack of academic program awareness
  • 3% Dress codes/humiliation/procedures

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 54 responses

  • 54% Its many buildings and massive amount of students
  • 41% The diversity
  • 4% The variety of classes
  • 2% Many students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 75% Diverse
  • 20% Huge
  • 5% Unrepresentative

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 21% Participate at school and manage your time
  • 18% Do not procrastinate your 4 years here
  • 15% Show Up, Postitive Attitude and Give it your All
  • 15% Be friendly
  • 9% All of these will be very helpful tips
  • 6% Communicating with teachers is important
  • 6% Prove yourself trustworthy and it'll be easier
  • 6% Be hard-working as much as possible
  • 3% Sports is "more important" than school to most.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 84% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.