Douglas Stephen A School

2700 East Huntingdon St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 291-4705

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 287 students 10 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Douglas Stephen A School is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Douglas Stephen A School is Ms Patricia Parson. 287 children attend Douglas Stephen A School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 99% of the 287 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Douglas Stephen A School is 10:1. Carroll Charles School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 38% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 14%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school... my son was shy and once he got to the school he opened up..he will be coming out this yrs ..I have me a 12th grader

  • (7 years ago)

    if your child has major disabilities or just slight disabilities this school is great. Small classes great staff and helps children prepare for whatever they want to do when they graduate.

  • (7 years ago)

    What a excellent school. My son who went to Saul Agriculture school had lots of problem with the help of an attorney he was transferred to Douglas. I wished I knew about this school from the start. Everything he needed he got and as a parent everything I needed I got. The principal was very devoted to the students as well as the staff. I never seen my son so excited to go to school. He graduated in 2003 attended Community College for 1year and has been working for Dietz & Watson for the last 4 years. Everytime I speak with someone who child in having difficulty learning I always recommend Douglas.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think this school a graet place for a child with disabilities to go because their not easly distracted plus the classooms are not crowded and this child can easily learn and the communication with the teachers parent makes a big diffrence in the childern lifes as well as our own. I'm glad this school is the #1 in my book. A concerned parent. PS all teachers and staff keep up the good work. My children went here and is doing very well thanks to S.A. Douglas.

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