Dublin High School
8151 Village Parkway × Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 833-3300 × Fax (925) 833-3322
CEEB-ACT Code: 050784
Principal: Carol Shimizu
Dublin High School, a California Distinguished School, is a comprehensive 9-12 public high school.
It is the only comprehensive high school in the Dublin Unified School District.
Enrollment: 2100 Class of 2014: 432 Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:29
Accreditation: Western Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges
School Year: Two semesters
School Day: Seven periods offered, all students required to take six
Ethnic Makeup: 53% -Caucasian 16% -Asian 15% -Hispanic 1.4% -Pacific Islander
8% -African-American 5% -Filipino 0.6% Native American
Dublin is a growing suburban community of approximately 48,000 located 40 miles east of San Francisco.
The certificated faculty includes four administrators, five full-time counselors and ninety-eight teachers.
Students must earn 230 credits to graduate (five credits per semester for courses completed with a grade of "D" or better). Credits must include: four years of English, three years of social studies, three years of mathematics (must include one year of algebra), three years of science (one biological, one physical), two years of physical education, two levels of world language, one year in two of the areas of applied arts/fine arts, and one semester of health.
Grading System Grade Points Weighted
A = Excellent 4 5
B = Good 3 4
C = Average 2 3
D = Passing 1 1
F = Failure 0 0
We do not rank our students.
DHS offers three academies: The Culinary Arts Academy, Dublin Engineering Design Academy, and the new
Health Science and Medical Technology Academy
Class of 2014 Two-Year College: 45% Four-Year College: 50% (Other 5%- military and full-time work)
Mean SAT Scores Mean ACT Scores Reading Math Writing Eng. Math Reading Science Comp.
National Mean ’14 497 513 487 20.3 20.9 21.3 20.8 21
State Mean ‘14 498 510 496 21.8 25.2 22.3 21.7 22.3
DHS Class ’14 538 559 534 (277 students) 25.2 25.5 25.7 24.6 25.4 (160 students)
National Merit Scholarship Competition
Class of 2014: 9 Commended Students and 5 Finalists/Scholarship Winners Class of 2015: 7 Semi-finalists as of 9/2014
In May 2014, 541 students took 775 AP exams with an 88 % passing rate as follows:
Students Score Percent
125 5 29 %
181 4 34 %
166 3 25 %
The underlined “a-g” courses will be assigned extra honors credit for the University of California and California
State University systems. The courses with an asterisk (*) are also weighted on DHS transcripts:
a - History
U.S. History, US History (AP)*, World History, European History (AP)*, Civics, Government and Politics (AP)*
b - English
English 1-4, English 1 Adv., English 2 Adv., English 3H (HP)*, English Literature(AP)*, English Language (AP)*, Science Fiction Literature, Expository Writing
c - Mathematics († may only be used for the "c" requirement)
†Algebra, †Geometry, †Algebra II, Algebra II/Trig., Trigonometry, Trigonometry/Pre-calculus, Single Variable Calculus,
Statistics, Statistics (AP)*, Calculus AB (AP),* Calculus BC (AP)*
d - Laboratory Science
Conceptual Physics, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Honors Anatomy (HP)*, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry (HP)*, Chemistry (AP)*, Physics, Physics (AP)*, ROP Environmental Science (AP)*, Biology (AP)*, Biotechnology,
e - World Language
French 1-3, French 4 (HP), French Lang. (AP)*, Spanish 1-3, Spanish 4 (HP)*, Spanish Language (AP)*, Spanish Literature (AP)*, Chinese Mandarin 1-3, Chinese 4 (HP)*, Chinese Language (HP)*, American Sign Language 1
f - Visual and Performing Arts: Advanced Bands, Jazz Ensemble, Drawing, Sculpture and Ceramics, Concert Choir,
Drama, Advanced Drama, 2-D Design, ROP Visual Communications, Intermediate Drawing & Painting
g - Elective Courses
History: All courses listed under "a"
English: All courses listed under "b", plus Speech and Debate
Advanced Mathematics: All courses beyond Algebra II listed under "c"
Laboratory Science: All courses listed under "d" plus ROP Environmental Science, ROP Sports Medicine
Foreign Language: All courses listed under "e"
Social Science: Economics, Microeconomics (AP)*, Psychology, Psychology (AP)*, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity,
America in the 1960’s, Law and Society, World War II, Civil War in America
Other: ROP Economics of Business Ownership, AVID Senior Seminar, Child Growth and Development,
ROP Developmental Psychology of Children, Principles of Engineering (PLTW), Introduction to Engineering
Design (PLTW), Computer Programming, Principles of Biomedical Science (PLTW), ROP Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW)