Don’t Let Your Child Miss School

If your student is missing vaccines, now is the time to catch them up. February 19th is school exclusion day. On this date, students who are not current on their vaccinations will be unable to attend DDSD schools or district-provided childcare. If your child’s immunization records are incomplete, you can schedule an…

Classroom Door decorated with paper Shirley Chisholm and quote "If they don't give you a seat at the table...bring a folding chair."

Celebrating Black History Month

Join us this February as we celebrate Black History Month, a time to reflect on the rich culture and immense contributions of African Americans to our society. Locally, it is important to note that African American families are playing a central role in the increasing diversity of the David Douglas School District.…

View from behind graduates seated at a DDHS graduation ceremony

David Douglas Grad Rates Rise

For the 3rd consecutive year, the graduation rate for David Douglas High School has gone up, and matches the historically high statewide average exceeding 80 percent. The graduation rate for David Douglas High, which includes Fir Ridge Campus, was 80.03% for the 2018-19 school year. The statewide average was also 80%. Increases…

NATIVE AMERICAN PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NAPAC) Meetings

Join NAPAC The David Douglas School District invites and welcomes interested Native American/Alaska Native parents and high school students to join our Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC). Any Native American parent or high school student is invited to attend our NAPAC to provide feedback and support for our district’s Native students. Upcoming…

Safety Reminder

Dear David Douglas families and staff, As a school community, our first priority is the safety of your children and communicating with our families when incidents occur. This morning, at approximately 6:00am, a David Douglas High School student was approached by two adult males in a car asking for money. The most…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019

The David Douglas School Board has issued a resolution declaring Monday, Oct. 14 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognizing the significant contributions to our society and our District by Native Americans. Today, we celebrate and commemorate their histories and their cultures and recognize the Native community that thrives in our own city of…

Student performer at Earl Boyles Event (colorful dress, festival decorations)

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

One out of every four students in the David Douglas School District proudly claims Hispanic/Latinx heritage. As we do with all students, we treasure and celebrate these students every day. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we get to give special recognition as the nation celebrates National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Our Latinx…

School’s in Session!

Classes for the 2019-2020 academic year in David Douglas School District began with an awesome start this week on Tuesday and Wednesday at our high schools, three middle schools, and nine elementary schools. The first day of school is one that David Douglas staff spends months preparing for and looks forward to…

East Glisan Street Update

As many residents have probably seen while driving in the area, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is working on road improvements on NE Glisan from NE 102nd to 162nd avenues. Work includes safer crossings, speeds, bus stops, and travel options. View the project’s story map for more details. Feedback PBOT received from…

Photo of corn field

Science & Social Studies in the Garden

A Ron Russell class project has been flourishing over the summer! Last year, while studying Indigenous people of the western hemisphere, Ms. Archodominion’s 6th grade science and social studies students planted the Three Sisters: corn, beans and squash. This coming year’s students will harvest the Blue Iroquois corn to make blue masa…