|David Douglas High School|
A place where connections are made
|1001 S. E. 135th|
Portland, Oregon, United States
|School district||David Douglas School District|
|Color(s)||red and gray|
David Douglas High School (DDHS) is a public high school hosting students between 9th and 12th grades. David Douglas School District is a School district located in eastern Portland, Oregon, United States. Public is of or pertaining to the people relating to or affecting a nation state or community opposed to private; as the public treasury a road or lake David Douglas is located in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers The school is named after 19th-century Scottish botanist David Douglas, discoverer and namesake of such prolific Northwestern species as the Douglas-fir. David Douglas ( June 25, 1799 &ndash July 12, 1834) was a Scottish Botanist. Douglas-fir is the common name applied to coniferous Trees of the Genus Pseudotsuga in the family Pinaceae. 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.
In 1996, David Douglas was honored as a New American High Schools "showcase site", serving as a model for other public schools around the nation. The New American High Schools initiative started in 1996 under the direction of the United States Secretary of Education Richard W
The Scottish TAMS Dance Team placed 3rd at the State Competition with the theme "The Conductor" in the 2006-2007 year, led by Head Coach Kelly Jones.
The Highlander is the monthly publication put out by newspaper staff at David Douglas High School. It was first published in 1956, and has been published monthly every year since. Over the years, The Highlander has won many student press awards including first places and honorable mentions in reporting, designing, sports, and News according to the Oregon Journalism Education Association. The Highlander has also been listed as one of the top 100 school newspapers in the United States by the National Scholastic Press Association. The National Scholastic Press Association ( NSPA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1921 for high school and secondary school publications in the United States Students wishing to become part of the The Highlander staff must complete one year of Journalism, where the teaching of proper journalistic ethic and composure is taught through the studies of highly acclaimed journalist's. Lastly, to qualify, the student must be published in the May Cub-Edition and finish the class with at least an A or B for both semesters. The Highlander's advisor is Steve Rivas.