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7266 Alameda Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117

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(805) 968-2541
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January 02, 2014
This school isn't year around. It goes from the very end of August until either the last week of May or the first couple of days of June. The average class size is closer to 35-45 students, not 25. There are more Hispanic's than it claims here. There's no dress code. When I attended, girls would literally walk around in boxers and a bra with a jacket not zipped up. Boys would walk around in speedos only. Not every student but enough that you could'nt avoid it. That being said, I generally enjoyed going to school here. Some teachers were amazing, some I wondered why they were allowed to teach. The average classes are like most public schools, they move at the pace of the slower students. However, they would not allow students to silently read after completing all of their work in class. You were told to sit there, stare at your desk or a wall. The AP/IB classes were mainly for white kids and they functioned much better. The honors/Gate classes were exactly the same as the average classes but with extra busy work. Overall, I enjoyed the 3 years I physically attended and appreciated my counselor fighting for me to attend SBCC my senior year and still receive credit at Dos Pueblos.

- submitted by a student

October 24, 2013
This school provides the best academics and most adequately prepares the students for post-high school education. When you earn an "A" in an honors or AP class at DP, you have earned it. That cannot be said for other local high schools that will give a student an "A" in a class simply if they get a 4 or 5 on the AP test or score above a certain level on the standardized testing.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2013
It's all right, I guess. Socially, it's great- everyone fits in with one group or another, whether you like sports, math, or video games. However, the teachers are widely variable in quality, even at the honors and ap level. There are definitely classes that I don't think I learn anything from, or at least not even close to enough to justify the time spent. Overall, it may be the best public school in Goleta and Santa Barbara, but that doesn't mean it's that great.

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2013
Dos Pueblos is not the best school in Santa Barbara if you judge from the ethnicity ratios! Quality of teaching relates to how you make the minority progress. DP is ranking 4/10 compare to similar schools in the state. Not a good score. Most of students there are not well rounded, just very competitive and elitist. My daughter stayed three weeks at DP last year and then transferred to San Marcos where she finally found a great balance between student life and academics.

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January 23, 2012
For such a diverse area, Dos Pueblos is mono-cultural and despite a couple high profile programs, the average student is ill served. Parents are somewhat pompous and it clearly wears off on their kids.

- submitted by a community member

October 12, 2010
My daughter is excelling there.

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no rating
October 18, 2009
DP has an amazing Vocal Jazz Program that is well supported by the parents and extended family and friends. They also have a high standard for academics in all of their students. One daughter graduated from DP and I have two grand children now attending... love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 16, 2009
Because Dos Pueblos is one of those schools where being a jock or prep is somewhat non-existant. Cliques are only by who knows who, not by how they know eachother. Somebody can do football, wrestling, theater, and choir and not get judged by it. Everybody is there to do what they want to do, not what they have to. And we also are probably the safest school in Santa Barbara School District.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
Amazing faculty and students - great I.B. program; Supports/values diversity

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March 21, 2006
As a teacher at DPHS I can say that the school does an excellent job of servicing its honors-level students. They can choose from GATE, AP, and IB classes--the instructors in these courses are all incredibly dedicated and highly qualified.

- submitted by a teacher

January 12, 2006
As a senior I have enjoyed coming to this school since I was a freshamn. The academics are really great, the teachers teach very well. The drama department is alive with great musicals and a great teacher Clark Sayre. The sports program is good they are somewhat strict about who gets on the teams. I have been the mascot for 2 years and I wish that the school administration would let the lower classmen do the mascot. Parent involvment is really good, the parents are helping out with a lot of things the staff probably couldn't handle by themselves.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2005
the best public high school in santa barbara county hands down... the only one with an IB program and the only one that is a National Blue Ribbon School

- submitted by a student

May 05, 2005
By far the best school in Santa Barbara County, and the only one offering the IB program (International Baccalaureate) And i went to San Marcos High, and that doesnt match up to DP.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2005
A remarkably good educational experience -- all of our family members (brothers, sisters) have attended DP, including my daughter (currently). Compared to two $20,000 per year private schools my daughter was enrolled in in Chicago and then in L.A., DP offers an educational experience at least as strong, if not stronger. A great deal, as it's free.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2005
Dos Pueblos is a great school providing quality education, varied clubs, and extracurricular activities in sports, music, performing arts, engineering, academic decathalons, moc trial, etc. The close proximity of colleges and engineering firms have greatly benefited the school. However, because of the size of this school, sometimes the average student may feel too intimidated to get involved or to excell. The PTA is a strong participant at this school and raises a lot of money for the teachers and students. However, despite the large number of students, a small percentage of parents are involved. This may be due to the fact that more and more mothers are working. A growing concern in the community is gang violence. However, a Deputy Sheriff is assigned to patrol the school four days a week. This year great strides have been made to diminish the gang presence.

- submitted by a teacher
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Dos Pueblos Senior High School
7266 Alameda Avenue, Goleta, CA  93117
(805) 968-2541
Last modified Dos Pueblos Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dos Pueblos Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top