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  Dublin High School

                                                            8151 Village Parkway × Dublin, CA 94568

                                                               (925) 833-3300 × Fax (925) 833-3322

                                                                        CEEB-ACT Code: 050784



                                                                        Principal: Carol Shimizu



Profile: 2013-14




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: 1920                             Class of  2013:  414                               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, five full-time counselors, and one hundred and eight teachers.


Graduation Requirements

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



               We no longer rank students on their transcript



            Dublin High School offers the Dublin Engineering and Design Academy (DEDA) and a Culinary Arts Academy on campus


College Placement

            Class of 2013:  Graduates Attending a Two-Year College: 44%            

                                           Graduates Attending a Four-Year College: 52%     




Mean SAT Scores                                                           Mean ACT Scores                                                                                                        Reading Math   Writing                                    Eng.       Math      Reading    Science   Comp.                                    

                National Mean ’13               496        514        488                                              20.5        21.1       21.3       20.9         21.1                            

                State Mean ‘13                    498           512         495                                          21.6         22.8       22.3        21.5         22.2


DHS Class’13                    534           563           532   (258 students)         25           26        25.1       24.4        25.2 (150 students)



California API Scores    

                2008- 798   2009- 842   2010- 868   2011- 878     2012- 880 


National Merit Scholarship Competition

            Class of 2013: 7 Commended Students and 2 Finalists        Class of 2014: 5 Semi-finalists (as of 9/11/13)


Advanced Placement Scores

In May 2013, 307 students took 654 AP exams with a 84 % passing rate as follows:

    Exams                 Score              Percent

                                                       150                             5                       23 %

 222                            4                        34 %

 176                            3                        27 %


College-Preparatory Courses

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 C (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, Music Theory (AP)* 


             g - Elective Courses

History: All courses listed under "a"

English: All courses listed under "b" plus Journalism, 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,

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, Civil War in America

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 Science/Software Engineering (PLTW),

ROP Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW)