School Details

Douglas High School - 03

420 Patriot Dr, Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-0030
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 679 students 14 students/teacher (SD avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

68%
68%
70%
65%
65%
71%

Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (STEP)

In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2012
  • Douglas School District 51-1 average
  • South Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
50%
31%
25%
25%
40%

Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (STEP)

In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2012
  • Douglas School District 51-1 average
  • South Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Douglas High School - 03 is a public high school in Box Elder. 679 students attend Douglas High School - 03 and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Black, non-Hispanic. 24% of the 679 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Douglas High School - 03 is 14:1. Career Learning Center - 71 is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 79%
Native American or Native Alaskan 6% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Not so good a lot of bullying and not much done about it some good teachers but also some that should not be teaching. Ineffective administration I would not recommend this school in it's present state.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Douglas High School. This has been the most family orientated school i have ever known. My kids came to Douglas in their middle school years from being in a gang/drug ridden school with a book ratio of 8/1 . My kids flourished and realized that learning was fun! I have one graduated and one on the way there. Thanks so much for putting the love of school back into their hearts and minds.

  • (7 years ago)

    solid basics varied opportunities for expanded learning i.e. pottery art and archeology knowledge bowl

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutley love my school. It is the greatist school in the world. And the staff actually care about us students and each other. And they really know how to work together to make sure we are getting the best education possible. GO PATRIOTS!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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