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David Douglas High School (DDHS) is a public high school in Portland, Oregonmarker, United Statesmarker.

History

The school is named after 19th-century Scottish botanist David Douglas, namesake of such Pacific Northwest species as the Douglas-fir. Originally established in 1954, enrollment at DDHS increased quickly in subsequent years as development in suburban Portland expanded, eventually becoming one of the largest high schools in the area.

Academics

In 2008, 67% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 748 students, 500 graduated, 141 dropped out, 19 received a modified diploma, and 88 are still in high school.

Awards and honors

In 1996, David Douglas was honored as one of the ten original New American High Schools "showcase site", serving as a model for other public schools around the nation, in part due to the David Douglas Model District Partnership and the "academic constellations" created through Project STARS (Students Taking Authentic Routes to Success).

Sports

State championships

  • Boys' swim team: 2008


Notable alumni



References

  1. http://slcprogram.ed.gov/cgi-bin/mysql/slcawards.cgi?l=showdistrict&sr=51
  2. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/15/74/88.pdf
  3. http://slcprogram.ed.gov/cgi-bin/mysql/slcawards.cgi?l=showschool&sr=100



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