About Us

Achievement Compact

Achievement Compact 40/40/20 Goal

Oregon Education Investment Board

By 2025, 100% of Oregonians will have earned an education degree or certificate.

Bell Schedule

Click on the attachment below to view the 2012-13 Bell Schedule for David Douglas High School.

Driving Directions to David Douglas High School

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Office Contacts

John Bier, Principal
Secretary, Cyndi Huisman (503) 261-8275

Mark Haner, Assistant Principal
Secretary, Colleen Teague (503) 261-8341

Sharon Webster, Assistant Principal
Secretary, Colleen Teague (503) 261-8341

John Murray, Assistant Principal
Secretary, Colleen Teague (503) 261-8341

Charlene Bassine, Senior Assistant Principal
Secretary, Erin Novak (503) 261-8307

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors

Nate Owings, A-HAR, 503-261-8463
Ron Holyoak, HAS-PAS, 503-261-8356
Dale Dorning, PAT-Z, 503-262-4436
Secretary, Jenny Foteff, 503-261-8352

Principal's Message

John BierJohn BierGreetings,

Wow, it’s already December! I guess the old saying “time flies when you’re having fun” really is true! We have had a great year so far. Our staff has been working harder than ever and as a result student achievement has continued to increase. Great things are happening at David Douglas High School!

As most of you know the requirements for a student to graduate are continuing to rise while at the same time accountability for raising overall achievement at the school level is increasing as well. As a result, we must do everything we can to provide our students with the best education possible so that they can graduate on time and be successful at whatever they choose to do beyond high school.

The David Douglas Story

On June 16, 1952, Gilbert, Powellhurst and Russellville School Districts in east Multnomah county voted to form a unified high school district. The first high school board was elected on July 24, 1952. One major decision was choosing a name for the new high school. The board selected David Douglas, in honor of the Scottish botanist who had explored the Northwest Territory and identified the Douglas Fir tree. At that time, large stands of second growth firs were abundant throughout the area. In July 1959, the four districts reorganized to become David Douglas School District #40, serving grades 1-12. The community of about 16 square miles, with boundaries roughly from S.E. 92nd to 148th Avenue, and from Halsey to the Clackamas County border, was unincorporated. It had no downtown district, no local paper, no local radio station. Its unifying force was the school district.

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