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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. Davis community is primarily middle to upper-middle income placing a high value on education. 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-

                        2014-15 Total:          1708

                             10th grade:           578

                             11th grade:           597

                             12th grade:           533


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 teacher librarian (full-time).


Academic Information -top-

Grades: Letter grades of A, B, C, D, F are given, with D the lowest passing grade; “Pass” grades are given in some P.E. classes, Intro to Robotics 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.


Grade Point Averages: State GPA is unweighted and based on courses from grade 10 on 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: 21 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.


CAHSEE 90% of sophomores passed the CAHSEE.


Regional Occupation Courses (ROP): Offered in Automotive Technology, Biotechnology & Internships, Computer Programming (C++/JAVA), Environmental Science, Internet Working Levels I & II, Journalism 2 (Multimedia), Journalism 2 (Newspaper), and Stagecraft Production.



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

State of California Academic Performance Index (API) -top-

  • 2013  876
  • 2012  868
  • 2011  867

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 state in our school profile. The Board of Education approved this along with providing a directive to select the Most Demanding for students taking 8 yearlong or more AP/Honors courses.

Testing Program Results -top-

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Tests) seniors

2014-15 2015-16
Critical Reading
Math Mean
Writing Mean
Tests Taken

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

Tests taken: 2013 (163) 2014 (162) 2015 (239)


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

National Merit Semi-Finalist
National Achievement
Commended Students

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%


Member CIF Sac-Joaquin Section

Member Delta Valley Conference

Only school to win 134 Sac-Joaquin Section Titles

870 students participate on 1 or more of 50 athletic teams


Class of 2016 Reported Post-Secondary Plans -top-

Four Year College

  Number Percent
University of California 129 25
California State University 100 20
California Independent Univ/College 30 6
Out of State Universities/Colleges 99 19

Two Year College

  Number Percent
Two-Year Colleges and Vocational Programs 123 24
Working Full-Time 9 2
Military Programs 4 1
Travel 3 1
Students Not Reporting 7 1
Other 9 1
Total 513  100
Summary of Post Secondary Plans Number Percent
4-Year Colleges 358 70
2-Year Colleges 123 24
Total 481 94