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About This School

Douglas County High School is a public high school in Douglasville. The principal of Douglas County High School is Tim Scott and can be contacted at 2,112 students attend Douglas County High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Douglas County High School students have "limited English proficiency." 56% of the 2,112 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 61% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Douglas County High School is 16:1. Chapel Hill High School 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
    • German
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 48%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 25% 37%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 52%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 56% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    this school is absolutely terrible ... I've been bullied ( because I'm a white student) to the point I'm being forced to move to Alexander High School I hear it's a much better school . I can't wait to start my sophomore year at AHS .

  • (11 months ago)

    I am very disappointed with this school and the chaos Leadership allows. I was under the impression that this school would be top notch seeing that DCHS has an IB program. Little did I know how many IB students drop out of the program before the 12th grade. If that's not bad enough I was very disappointed in the athletic programs (football in particular). The Coaches do not focus on the athletes academics but on winning games and sadly enough I haven t seen any improvement since my child graduated last year. The football coaching staff is a joke. Their coaching style includes encouraging fighting amongst teammates to promote what they call healthy frustration which makes the players hit harder. What happened to teaching the players how to be a TEAM. To make matters worse the athletes morale is low. Having watched young men feel like quitting what is a lifetime dream because of the lack of leadership and inequality being displayed is disappointing. Having watched how the Leadership will allow parents to be deputized as coaches and show favoritism is degrading and unethical.I would advise more fathers to get involved by volunteering as a Community Coach (see GHSA website)

  • (1 year ago)

    Iv'e spent my last 3 years of high school at Douglas County and I can certainly say this school has came a long way due to our wonderful loving principal Tim Scott. However although we have came a long way there are still issues at hand ! I love being a senior here because honestly there is greater school in the county than DC !!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am thorughly impressed with the leadership at this school. We were apprehensive in sending our son here after moving from another state but the personal involvement and approach that the principal has leaves parents with a sense of relief and pride. The great schools rating was 3 out of 10 in June 2012 and went to 6 out of 10 which demonstrates and says a lot about hard this school has improved. I personally think that parents need to give a school a chance before making assumptions like we almost did. Our son loves it so far and I hope it continues to stay this way. Great job for turning this school around teachers staff students and leadership. Definitely takes a village to raise a child and this concept is working beautifully!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a really great school. I feel safe and teachers really help you out here.

  • (3 years ago)

    this school is a good school it is the Principal leadership that dont care about the kids that much.the teacher are great!

  • (4 years ago)

    I had a great experience at Douglas County. The teachers were excellent and helped me to get to where i am today. I am now in my second year at the University Of Georgia and can say that I would not be where I am today if it were not for DC. Go Tigers!

  • (4 years ago)

    I find the teachers really care and put forth the effort to ensure the studnets] reach their highest potential.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is very great. i learn so much from this school. at first i was so scared to be in high school but now i love it. But the greast teacher here is Erin Mellisa Jordan.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the way the staff supports the students and parents to encourage thos students that are truly applying themselves. The staff make you feel welcomed when you enter the building and they do all that they can to help you and your child to succeed in high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love DCHS! I miss it so badly. Along with the friends I made and the band program there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love dchs i think its a really good school. Y husband [coahc hurst] and myself [mrs. Hurst] have a great time teaching the students and everyday we have fun with the kids and they have a great time with us right back. Me myself personally enjoys waking up every morning just to come and see my babies. Likewise with my husband.

  • (5 years ago)

    Douglas County is a great school. The school has many different extracurricular activities to chose from. The administration is good and the teachers are excellent. The school is great at communicating with parents. It definately is the best school in the county.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel poorly for the parents who actually claim to like this school...seems they don't have anything with which to compare quality

  • (5 years ago)

    I find Douglas County to be a poor excuse for a high school. We relocated here from upstate NY. My daughter is a senior this year and she has to fight to get everything she needs to prepare for college next year. I have had to make several phone calls to back up her diligence. I have a 13yr old son I have no intention of sending him to this school next year. Compared to the schools we came from in NY Douglas County High is a joke.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been so happy at DC. He has had an opportunity to get an excellent education and he has also enjoyed participating in a number of extra-curricular activities. The band is awesome!

  • (6 years ago)

    Douglas County is an excellent school. Even though some say that Douglas County is not overall good at its academics but if you get into the right classes it is a experince you've never had before. Also there are the activities; there's so much to do and my only regret would be that I never participated in any of them. This school has given me something to feel happy about at any time I can look back and I'll always remember the crazy fun times I had. At this time in my life I feel as if I don't want to let go- I don't want to move.

  • (6 years ago)

    Douglas County High School is an excellent school. It has improved rapidly over the years. The school offers tons of activities sports and clubs. The teachers there are great and the pricipal and assistant pricipals are awesome. All the students take pride in the school and have the most school spirit i have ever seen. Even though the school is old they are doing a great job renevating and fixing it up. My childs high school experience couldnt of been any better than it was at dc. DC is an awesome school

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently attend DC. It is a great school. its not as bad as eveyone thinks it is. i think people that say stuff about DC are haters. The teachers are good and i love it. people should not be scared to send their kids here. it is a perfectly fine school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently enrolled at DCHS and it is great! I am involved in several different clubs and sports and I always have a great time

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