About Davis Senior High School

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Located on our current campus since 1960, Davis Senior High School (DSHS) is one of the top comprehensive high schools in the Greater Sacramento Area.  As a three-year high school, we are known for strong academic, athletic, fine and performing arts, and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. We offer a variety of outstanding Advanced Placement courses and effective support classes for students in our Special Education and English Learner programs. At the Academic Center, U.C. Davis students provide our students with free tutorial support and mentoring. Our school is fortunate to receive generous parent and community support through PTA, internships, coaches, and booster groups. Our students participate in more than fifty student-directed clubs and intramural programs advised by our committed staff.

Address & Map 

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

Main Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Davis Senior High School--Google Maps

Campus Map of DHS


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.


Davis Senior High School is a three-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.


                        2023-242 Total:   1775

                             10th grade:        600

                             11th grade:         575

                             12th grade:        600


The faculty consists of 90 certificated staff members (full and part-time), five administrators (full-time), six counselors (full and part-time), two psychologists (full and part-time), two nurses and one teacher librarian (full-time).

Class of 2019 Reported Post-Secondary Plans

Four Year College

Number of students Percent of class
University of California 116 21%
California State University 102 18%
California Independent Univ/College 25 4%
Out of State Universities/Colleges 120 21%

Two Year College

Two-Year Colleges and Vocational Programs 136 24%
Working Full-Time 13 2%
Military Programs 4 0.7%
Gap Year 18 3%
Students Not Reporting 5 0.9%
Other 23 4%
Total 562  c.100%

Summary of Post Secondary Plans Number Percent
4-Year Colleges 363 72.7%
2-Year Colleges 136 27.3%
Total 499 88.8%