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 3,224 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 340 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 340 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: It feels quite safe. The measures in place seem to be sufficient to make the school safe, and appear safe as well. It is not top of line kind of security but it is not bad at all.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of options available, for all kinds of people. Many people do take part in some kind of extracurricular activity. Not everyone does though, usually because of personal choice or because they can not find the kind of extracurricular they like.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I did not personally choose to attend the school. I am not sure I would go again, if I could.

    It's a pretty good school, and I did have some good times and meet some great people over the years. The majority of the staff are great people, and the diversity is outstanding.

    Some things could have gone better, or be better, but that's all in the past now.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Many are simply great explaining what they teach and go deeply enough into the subjects for students to understand them, not just know what they are and something about it.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Because DDHS is in an impoverished area, it's eh.

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1.66 Reynolds Learning Academy Public, Alternative
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
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


Female 47%
Male 52%

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 42.0% 51.0% 52.0% 66.0% 57.0% 43.0% 73.0%
Hispanic 23.0% 25.0% 21.0% 10.0% 27.0% 32.0% 16.0%
Asian 17.0% 4.8% 14.0% 14.0% 3.0% 9.0% 1.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 4.0% 2.0% 3.0% 8.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 4.0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


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 50 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 27% Diversity
  • 23% There are some of the best teachers ever
  • 22% The music program
  • 15% The supportive teachers and administratives
  • 8% Sports
  • 5% Clubs

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 46 responses

  • 50% Its many buildings and massive amount of students
  • 43% The diversity
  • 4% The variety of classes
  • 2% Many students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 72% Diverse
  • 21% Huge
  • 6% 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 41 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.