Davis Senior High School (California)

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Davis High School
Type Public secondary (U.S.)
Principal William Brown
Students 1,720
Grades 10–12
Location 14th St.,
Davis, California, California,, USA 95616
Oversight Davis Joint Unified School District
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue & White
Mascot Blue Devilstext
Website http://dshs.djusd.net

Davis Senior High School (known as Davis High or DHS or DSHS) is one of four high schools located in Davis, California, in the United States. DHS is a WASC accredited, 3-year, public comprehensive high school covering grades 10-12. The campus opened its current location in 1961. Enrollment for school year 2013-2014 was 1,720 students.[1] The school's mascot is the Blue Devil.


  • Approximately 96% of Davis High School's 2004 graduates continued on to higher education, with 66% attending 4-year colleges and 30% attending 2-year colleges
  • According to sacbee.com, the average SAT score Davis High in 2008 was 613 Math, 583 Verbal, and 578 Writing with 80.68% of seniors in attendance.
  • Davis High offers 20 Advanced Placement Program courses, with 80.5% of testtakers earning a passing grade of 3 or above in 2004.
  • 14 students were named National Merit Scholar semifinalists in 2004–05., 20 in 2009–2010
  • Student rankings are not listed, but fall into calculated percentiles.
  • Davis High students occasionally elect to take courses at UC Davis or the Davis center of Sacramento City College through the Advanced Ed program.
  • 1 Nobel Laureate: Carol W. Greider


Davis High School is a member of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section's Delta Valley Conference. The school has had more team championships (91) than any other in the section.[2] They have more titles in boys' tennis, girls' track and field and boys and girls cross country than any other team in the section; 42 section titles have also been awarded in aquatic sports.

Cross country successes

In the 2006-2007 school year, the Davis High boy's cross country team finished third in Division I at the California State Meet, the best result ever recorded at the state meet by a Davis High cross country team.[3] They narrowly missed a bid to the national championships. In the 2007-2008 school year, Laurynne Chetelat, a Davis High senior on the girl's team, won the Division I race at the State Meet.[4] A mere six years later, Fiona O’Keeffe, a sophomore on the Davis High girl's team, won the Division I State Meet race.[5]

DHS has some of the top athletic facilities in the region, including Halden Field. Although once known for its rickety bleachers and unreliable lighting, the field was renovated in 2009 and now is a much better facility.[6]

Davis High's principal athletic rivals are Woodland High School, Elk Grove High School and Jesuit High School.


  • On May 4, 1983, Vietnamese-American student Thong Hy Huynh was stabbed to death by a white student on campus after Huynh was coming to the aid of a friend who was being taunted by a group of white students.[7]


This is a partial list of notable alumni of Davis Senior High School. Entries on this list should have an accompanying existing article link and reliable sources as footnotes against the name to verify they are an alumnus.



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Coordinates: 38°33′26″N 121°45′03″W / 38.55722°N 121.75083°W / 38.55722; -121.75083