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 is a four-time California Distinguished School. It is the only comprehensive 9-12 public
high school in the Dublin Unified School District.
Enrollment: 1776 Class of 2012: 356 Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:28
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: 41% -Caucasian 24% -Asian 15% -Hispanic 2% -Pacific Islander
8% -African-American 8% -Filipino 0.7% 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, four full-time counselors and ninety 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, three years of science (one biological, one physical), two years of physical education, one year in two of the three following areas: world language, applied arts, and fine arts, one semester of health. Beginning with the Class of 2016, two years of world language will be required for graduation as well.
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
Rank is determined by a weighted average and includes all courses taken in grades 9-12. All HP and AP classes are weighted on a 5.0 scale. The overall grade point average is weighted and includes all courses beginning in the ninth grade. All U. C. college-prep “a-g” courses are designated on the transcript with a (P) behind the course title, and U. C. approved “a-g” honors courses are designated with an (HP) next to the course title.
Class of 2012 Two-Year College: 48% Four-Year College: 49%
Mean SAT Scores Mean ACT Scores Reading Math Writing Eng. Math Reading Science Comp.
National Mean ’12 497 514 489 20.5 21.1 21.3 20.9 21.1
State Mean ‘12 499 515 499 21.6 22.8 22.1 21.5 22.1
DHS Class’12 536 569 542 (230 seniors) 24.1 26.1 24.9 24.1 24.9 (148 seniors)
California API Scores
2008- 798 2009- 842 2010- 868 2011- 878 2012- 880
National Merit Scholarship Competition
Class of 2012: 7 Commended Students and 3 Finalists
Advanced Placement Scores
In May 2012, 337 students took 741 AP exams with a 76 % passing rate as follows:
Exams Score Percent
146 5 20 %
205 4 28 %
206 3 28 %
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/Pre-calculus, Single Variable Calculus,
Statistics, Statistics (AP)*, Calculus AB (AP),* Calculus BC (AP)*
d - Laboratory Science
Conceptual Physics, Biology, Biology with Research, Anatomy & Physiology, 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 Lang. (AP)*,
Chinese Mandarin 1-3
f - Visual and Performing Arts: Advanced Band, Jazz Ensemble, Drawing, Sculpture and Ceramics, Concert Choir,
Drama, Advanced Drama, 2-D Design, ROP Visual Communications
g - Elective Courses
History: All courses listed under "a"
English: All courses listed under "b" plus Journalism
Advanced Mathematics: All courses beyond Algebra II listed under "c"
Laboratory Science: All courses listed under "d" plus ROP Environmental Science, ROP Sports Medicine,
ROP Alternate/Renewable Energy, Earth Science
Foreign Language: All courses listed under "e"
Social Science: Economics, Microeconomics (AP)*, Psychology, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity, Psychology (AP)*,
America in the 1960’s, Law and Society, Civil War
Other: ROP Economics of Business Ownership, AVID Junior and Senior Seminar, Child Growth and Development,
ROP Developmental Psychology of Children, Principles of Engineering (PLTW), Introduction to Engineering
Design (PLTW), Digital Electronics (PLTW), Computer Programming