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Address & Map -top-

Davis Senior High School
315 W. 14th Street
Davis, CA 95616,
Phone: 530.757.5400
Fax: 530.757.5492

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Community -top-

Davis Senior High School is located in a university town about 14 miles west of Sacramento, the state capital. The population is approximately 66,000.


School -top-

Davis Senior High School is a 3-year public comprehensive high school with a reputation for academic excellence and an emphasis on preparation for college. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Enrollment -top-

                        2017-18 Total:          1749

                             10th grade:           608

                             11th grade:           572

                             12th grade:           569


Faculty -top-

The faculty consists of 84 certificated staff members (full and part-time), 5 administrators (full-time), 6 counselors (full and part-time), 2 Crisis Managers (part-time), 2 psychologists (full and part-time), 1 nurse (part-time) and 1 librarian (full-time).


Academic Information -top-

Grades: Letter grades of A, B, C, D, F are given, with D being the lowest passing grade. “Pass/Fail” grades may be given in Physical Education classes and Robotics Engineering. College preparatory courses show a “P” on the transcript. AP and Honors courses are given one extra point in calculating Total GPA and College GPA. Grades are calculated on a 4.0 scale.


Grade Point Averages: State GPA is unweighted and based on courses grades 10 - 12 excluding P.E. Total GPA is based on all subjects taken in grades 9 – 12 and is weighted. College GPA is calculated on college preparatory courses in grades 10 – 12 and is weighted.

• The academic year is made up of two 18-week semesters. Students may take up to seven courses each semester. A limited summer school for remediation is available.

• Transcripts and graduation requirements include courses taken in grade 9 at junior high schools.

Curriculum Information -top-

Advanced Placement Courses:  Offered in Studio Art: 2-D, Studio Art: 3-D, Studio Art: Drawing, Art History, English Literature & Composition, Music Theory, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Human Geography, French Language, Japanese Language and Culture, Spanish Language and Literature, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Honors courses include: Essentials of Music, American Literature, English 10, Physics, Chemistry, French 4, Spanish 4, Chinese 4 and Japanese 4. Totals: 22 AP; 9 Honors courses.


Accelerated Courses: Students may take high school level mathematics and foreign language courses prior to grade 9. Students may concurrently enroll in college-level courses at local colleges, community colleges and/or online college programs.


English as a Second Language: ELD 1A/1B, ELD 2A/2B, ELD 3/4 courses are offered to students with limited English proficiency.


Special Education Courses: Students with special learning needs are provided with academic support through Learning Center and inclusion programs.


Graduation Requirements -top-





        8   40.0

Algebra I/Integ Math I                                                                     

        2     10.0


        2     10.0

Life Science                                                  

        2    10.0

Physical Science                                                           

        2   10.0

World Civilization                                                         

        2    10.0

US History                                                    

        2   10.0

US Government                                              

        1    5.0


        1     5.0

Physical Education                                           

        4    20.0

Career Tech Ed/Prac Arts                                                                     

        1     5.0

Visual & Performing Arts                                                           

        2     10.0


        1   10.0
Health  1     5.0

Elective Courses                                  

     15  75.0

Total Required                                                  

       46   230.0

CLASS RANK: DSHS does not rank.-top-


AP/HONORS COURSES: DSHS does not recommend taking more than the following loads:    2 – 10th     3 – 11th     3 – 12th 

The Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee met in 2012 to implement a recommended number of AP/Honors classes each year as stated in our school profile. The Board of Education approved this along with providing a directive to select Most Demanding for students taking 8 yearlong or more AP/Honors courses.

Testing Program Results -top-

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Tests) Program Means

Class of 2018 -- Mean Score 1240
83% Met Both Benchmarks
92% Met ERW
86% Met Math
5% Met none

       ACT Program Means
         English   Math   Read  Science  Composite

2014   26.9    27.8    27.3    26.2       27.2

2015   27.1   28.0     27.8    26.8       27.6
2016   27.1   27.6     27.8    26.2       27.3
2017   28      27.8     28       26.7       27.8

Tests taken: 2014 (162) 2015 (239)  2016 (225)  2017 (238)


PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Tests)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

  2015 2016 2017 2018
National Merit Semi-Finalist 12 11 16 9
Commended Students 54 52 32 30


Advanced Placement Tests

   2014 2015 2016
No. of Tests Taken 1045 1033 1103
No. of Students Taken 544 578 549
% of Scores ≥ 3 93.9% 93.3% 93.2%
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of tests taken 1033 1103 1157 1117
Number of students tested 578 549 591 533
Percentage of scores of 3 or above 93.3% 93.2% 89.7% 90.1%



Member CIF Sac-Joaquin Section

Member Delta Valley Conference

Only school to win 140 Sac-Joaquin Section Titles
870 students participate in 1 or more of 35 sport programs


Class of 2018 Reported Post-Secondary Plans -top-

Four Year College

  Number of students Percent of class
University of California 106 19%
California State University 119 22%
California Independent Univ/College 25 5%
Out of State Universities/Colleges 105 19%



Two Year College

  Number Percent
Two-Year Colleges and Vocational Programs 150 27%
Working Full-Time 12 2%
Military Programs 2 0.3%
Gap Year 17 3%
Students Not Reporting 4 0.7%
Other 2 0.3%
Total 544  c.100%
Summary of Post Secondary Plans Number Percent
4-Year Colleges 355 70%
2-Year Colleges 150 28%
Total 505 98%