Davis Senior High School (California)
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|Davis High School|
|Type||Public secondary (U.S.)|
Davis, California, California,, USA 95616
|Oversight||Davis Joint Unified School District|
|Colors||Blue & White|
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. The school's mascot is the Blue Devil.
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- 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. 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. 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. A mere six years later, Fiona O’Keeffe, a sophomore on the Davis High girl's team, won the Division I State Meet race.
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.
- 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.
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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.
- Paul Scheuring - creator and executive producer of Prison Break (Fox). Class of 1987.
- Carol Greider - winner of Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2009), Class of 1979.
- Nate Boyden - former professional soccer player.
- Denise Curry - all-time leading scorer and rebounder in basketball at UCLA, gold medalist at the 1984 Summer Olympics, played nine years professionally and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame
- Malachi Davis - ran in the 400-meter and 4x400-meter at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2005 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay for the United Kingdom team.
- Jason Fisk - 12-year NFL defensive tackle
- Michael Franti - musician and peace activist.
- Gina Miles - silver medalist in individual eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Gabe Newell - software executive and co-founder of Valve Corporation.
- Marcy Place - member of the US Field Hockey Hall of Fame, US Olympian in 1984 and 1988
- Sam Reynolds - professional soccer player Miami FC, Toronto FC
- Dave Scott - triathlete, six times Ironman triathlon world champion
- Nick Watney - PGA Tour golfer
- Paul Wulff - football assistant coach with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers and former head coach at Washington State University
- Craig Wilson, 1975 - professional water polo goalie, US Olympian in 1984, 1988, and 1992
- Thretton Palamo - professional rugby player
- Butterscotch in the final round of America's Got Talent as a beatboxer/singer/pianist (performed for DHS in early 2008) 
- Koosha Toofan (Class of 2002) - placed 2nd in the nationally recognized MuscleMania "Model America" Championships in Orange County, California.
- Jalil Anibaba professional soccer player for the Seattle Sounders
- Jeremiah Godby - ultramarathon runner and second youngest male to ever run across the USA.
- Cole Stratton - co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, and co-host of the Pop My Culture Podcast on the Nerdist network
- Ron Bryant, Former professional baseball player (San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals)
- Business education
- Career center
- Driver's education
- Foreign language
- Home economics / Technology
- Industrial education
- Physical education
- Social science
- Special education
- Work experience
- "Davis Senior High School: About DHS". Dshs.djusd.net. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- Past CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Champions[dead link]
- "Thanks to all, Davis High is back on track Davis Enterprise". Davisenterprise.com. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- U.C. Davis news[dead link]
- "Butterscotch performs at DHS". YouTube. 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- DHS Official Website
- CIF Sac-Joaquin Section
- Davis High School on the Davis Wiki
- Davis Senior High School Field Hockey
- Davis Senior High School Track and Field
- Davis Senior High School Cross Country
- Davis High School Schedules