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Dougherty Valley High School

10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582


Dougherty Valley High School (usually Dougherty, Dougherty Valley, Dougherty Valley High, DVHS, or DV High) is a public high school in San Ramon, California, United States, located in the Windemere development.

Dougherty Valley High School provides students with high standards with a difficult and rigorous standards-based curriculum. In order to engage in the excellent program opportunities available, students and parents are encouraged.

Along with California High School, San Ramon Valley High School, and Monte Vista High School, it is one of four high schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD). The first developer-designed school in the SRVUSD was Dougherty, built by Shapell Industries of California and Windemere Ranch Partners BLC. In 2007, the school opened its doors.

Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, CA, is a top-rated public school. It has 3,331 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. 86 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 92 percent in reading, according to state test scores.

Dougherty occupies about 54 acres of land (220,000 m2) and can accommodate up to 2,200 students. The room has been left available in the future to eventually expand the campus, which would encourage 200 more students to join. Considered to be state-of-the-art, the campus won California Construction magazine’s award for Best of California in the K-12 category for Northern California.

On-campus, there are 11 main buildings, including four two-story classroom buildings, a career technology center, a library, a common building, an administration building, and two gymnasiums.

Dougherty’s official student newspaper is The Wildcat Tribune. The news, editorials, views, features, culture, and sports sections are published every three weeks in print and frequently updated online.

In a February 2009 special edition of the Tribune with an article entitled Heroism & Modesty on the Hudson, The Tribune was the first print publication to interview Chesley Sullenberger after the pilot’s emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549. Sullenberger and his wife, both San Ramon natives, agreed with CBS to give a student journalist their first interview, and Dougherty was Prior to the interview, Sullenberger met with the principal and Jega Sanmugam, and all planning was done in secrecy. Sanmugam conducted the interview at Sullenberger’s home hours before Sullenberger was interviewed for 60 minutes by Katie Couric. “The Sullenberger family is grateful to CBS for actively demonstrating a commitment to student journalism.”The Sullenberger family is grateful to CBS for actively demonstrating a commitment to student journalism.

San Ramon, California is blessed with some of the state’s top schools.  Here’s our short-list of the best ones for you to check out: 

  • California High School
  • Windemere Ranch Middle School 
  • Pine Valley Middle School
  • Gale Ranch Middle School
  • Iron Horse Middle School
  • Hidden Hills Elementary School
  • Live Oak Elementary School 
  • Bollinger Canyon Elementary School

All of these wonderful schools are located just a short distance from our location at 2010 Crow Canyon Pl Suite 100 in San Ramon! Stop by for a visit anytime!


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