Dougherty Valley High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Ramon Valley Unified
Type Public
 Phone (925)479-6400
 Location 10550 Albion Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94582
Charter School No

Dougherty Valley High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 13th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Dougherty Valley High student body is primarily Asian Pacific with a smaller White population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific69.6%1,841
Native American Indian0.1%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%4
Two or more races4.7%125

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 3.2%

4.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Dougherty Valley High students are largely wealthy and rank 40th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
10 out of 10

Students at Dougherty Valley High scored an average 87% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1.9% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*95% or more*
Boys75% to 79%*85% to 89%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander90%94%
Black40% to 59%*80% or more*
Hispanic50% to 59%*80% to 89%*
Multiracial60% to 79%*80% or more*
White60% to 64%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited English21% to 39%*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Dougherty Valley High students in 2016 was 1325.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
8 out of 10

621 out of 1,219 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (51%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 15% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
10 out of 10

Dougherty Valley High offers 22 AP courses. 39 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 93% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Dougherty Valley High had 859 taking AP exams with a 798 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 93% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 39% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 14%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 35%
AP Courses Offered 22

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1.2%29
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.7%16
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.1%27


Dougherty Valley High
10550 Albion Rd.
San Ramon, CA

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