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Stephen A. Douglas High School
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Enrollment268
  • PrincipalMs Patricia Parson
  • Phone Number215-291-4705
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (39, 43, 89), Trolley (15B)
  • Address 2700 E. Huntingdon Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
  • NeighborhoodFishtown

Mission

Douglas is a small, comprehensive program in the School District focused on providing a rigorous academic experience through experiential and hands-on learning. Our career and technology education program is comprised of three pathways to...

Douglas is a small, comprehensive program in the School District focused on providing a rigorous academic experience through experiential and hands-on learning. Our career and technology education program is comprised of three pathways to post-secondary college and career placement: Building Management and Managers, Engineering and Technology/Project Lead the Way, and Commercial Advertising and Arts.

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Points of Pride

AYP 2010-11; three career and technology education programs; PIAA sports programs; partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Coalition of Essential Schools; the School District hired students directly from our work-based program

AYP 2010-11; three career and technology education programs; PIAA sports programs; partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Coalition of Essential Schools; the School District hired students directly from our work-based program

Admissions Policy

Neighborhood - Fishtown, Port Richmond and Kensington Areas, and city-wide seats (if available)

Neighborhood - Fishtown, Port Richmond and Kensington Areas, and city-wide seats (if available)

Accreditations & Honors

District 12 Girls' Volleyball A Champions, 2010; 2nd place in the citywide CPR Olympic competition; 2nd place in the citywide video competition, 2011

District 12 Girls' Volleyball A Champions, 2010; 2nd place in the citywide CPR Olympic competition; 2nd place in the citywide video competition, 2011

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 33.4%
White 25.4%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 1%
Other 2.1%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 43.6%
Male Students 56.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 20.9%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 0.7%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
73
10th Grade Students
80
11th Grade Students
59
12th Grade Students
56
Total Students
268

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
13.9

Academics

Dropout Rate

Dropout Rate 1%

College Rate

College Rate 21%

AP Class Offerings

  • English Literature,
  • US History

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Commercial Ad,
  • Construction,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Bowling,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Partnership with Mastbaum High School for Football.

Partnership with Mastbaum High School for Football.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Volunteering during or after school

Volunteering during or after school

Other

The School District of Philadelphia has recommended that Douglas High School close effective June 2013.

The School District of Philadelphia has recommended that Douglas High School close effective June 2013.

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