Largest regret I have is taking my kids out of private school and putting them in Dublin public schools. Checking a box is all they care about. And 2000 students? That's a joke. Very overcrowded. Yet another reason for them to focus on check boxes versus the children.
I feel like at Dublin High people always act like they don't care about school and all they talk about is driving and getting into relationships and most of them are just SO judgemental and they treat certain people badly if they don't "fit in", etc. They wear clothes that show their cleavage all the time and no one dress cuts them, in fact I've heard teachers and these horrible "supervisors" COMPLIMENT them for showing off their body so much. Freshmen go off campus and never get caught. They assume things about you instead of using their mouth to ask. They disrespect teachers right in front of their faces and complain about having to do even the slightest amount of work. They cuss non-stop in every sentence and are really disrespectful and narrow-minded. They do not welcome new comers from outside of the TriValley area. I have moved OVER 11 TIMES in my life and gone to 8 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS and never have I ever been as stressed as I was this year at THIS school. Overall, the people at this school really anger me and I'm SO glad that I'm MOVING.
The teacher I had were fair and awesome people who are willing to commit into an educational learning environment, but many students cause a distraction to teachers' ability in instructing and disciplining the class well. Unfortunately, many teachers and staff have favoritism towards certain students because students' parents were former alumni. There are teachers who choose favorites by their academic level. Students ahead in math and science were treated more nicely than their peers that teachers would use them to make their classes feel inferior and/or lose self-esteem.
Most of the teachers I had were willing to help students and care about their success after graduation. Student and academic diversity is improving such as the mechanical engineering and the completed remodeling of school infrastructure. However, I realized that students in this school are not open to newcomers outside of the Tri-Valley. New students who attempted to make friends there were ignored until they join popular cliques and engage in drinking outside of campus. Popular students and their parents are the main driving force of student leadership programs and parts of school administration. Because of this, other students outside of their circle have little say in meetings or school functions, and tend to get away with school violations behind closed doors.
We transfered our son to Dublin High from a private high school and our experience has been nothing short of positive. Excellent new facilitiies and a safe environment with caring teachers. Absolultely no evidence of bullying and our son is very happy with his new friendships . I would recommend this school to anyone seeking a high quality and caring acedmic environment.
Excellent academics, including Science-Technology,-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) programs. Our son is in the engineering program and as a high school sophomore was already receiving national certifications and college credits. High quality teachers who clearly demonstrate a genuine desire to see their students succeed.
Wish I could give this school minus 5 stars!! Academically Dublin High has alot to offer however due to rampant bullying cliques the school is deficient in providing students a safe learning environment. I enrolled my child there in Dec. of 2013. He was new to the Dublin schools. A group of bullies constantly harassed him. He had dirty water thrown on him, was pantsed and taunted daily. The school officials were supposedly concerned , however when it came to disciplining the offenders (or holding them accountable) there were no real consequences. Not once, was there ever a class on "bullying an assembly or information sent home regarding bullying. The administrators right up to the superintendent (whom I spoke with several times) give lip service instead of proactively making the school a safe and pleasant environment for students to receive an education. I would never ever recommend any child go to Dublin High School.
Dublin High School recently had a lot of renovations/new structures due to bonds provided by the Dublin homeowners. New gym, stadium, theater, class rooms, cafeteria. This is totally different from Dublin High if you look at reviews 2-3 years ago. Major renovation has been done as well new programs are added. There is now an engineering track that helps students who wants to pursue engineering course during college. Students are now more diversed and parents are more involved. DHS even surpassed one of the HS across town in terms of API grades and score here at greatschools. My son graduated here and my youngest son is now a freshman. I would recommend this school to everybody, if you live across town you will sometimes hear pleasanton parents trying to transfer their son to DHS, that's the truth. Check it out first if you want to see the improvements that's currently happening, it looks world class now.
This is an excellent school. I have been going here for a few years now, and it is amazing. Although it is smaller than the other schools in the area, due to the diverse student body and many Clubs/Organizations/Sports, I have made many new friends from different backgrounds, which has given me many off-campus opportunities and achievements. I never feel socially intimidated at all, and it is a very safe campus, barely any fights, arguments etc The Engineering program is great, the equipment + material is modern, and there are new classes added every year.. Most of my classes are Advanced/AP, and I find that it is alot easier to get into those vs. other schools, because our class sizes are much smaller (as low as 15 kids). Of course those are difficult, but it is leveraged with the helpfulness of the teachers, most teachers who teach these will be willing to tutor you 1:1 after school, and there are things like peer tutoring and Tutoring University the evening before Math tests, free of charge. Like any high school, there are groups of kids that can influence you badly. There are VERY few, but you should know how to act around them and make good decisions.