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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 12/12/2018
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
One of three traditional comprehensive high schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District, Dos Pueblos High School (DPHS) was established in 1967. Dos Pueblos is located in the City of Goleta, a dynamic city with a strong and growing technology industry. Incorporated in 2002, Goleta is located nine miles west of Santa Barbara between the Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific Ocean. The city’s population is approximately 30,500. DPHS serves over 1,987 students in grades 9-12. The school’s attendance boundary includes approximately two-thirds of Goleta as well as the community of Isla Vista, an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County that serves as the University of California, Santa Barbara’s residential neighborhood. DPHS has become the school of choice for many parents living outside the school’s designated attendance boundary. Approximately 200 students from outside DPHS's attendance boundaries elect to attend Dos Pueblos High School while approximately 70 students within the school’s attendance boundaries choose to attend another high school.
Education is highly regarded in the community, and Dos Pueblos High School is highly regarded for its academic programs. A comprehensive package of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment (in partnership with Santa Barbara City College), English Learner, Career Technical Education, Honors, and Special Education courses serve the needs of a diverse student body. DPHS completed the Western Association of Schools and Colleges self-study process during the 2015-2016 school year and received a six-year accreditation. In 1988 and 1999, Dos Pueblos was named a California Secondary Distinguished School and in 2000 received the highest recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. In 2016, DPHS was recognized by the California Department of Education as a Gold Ribbon School for its innovative embedded academic support programs. The DPHS Seminar Program was implemented at Santa Barbara High School, and DPHS has hosted a number of schools during the past two years who are looking to implement similar embedded support programs. For these reasons, it is no surprise that there is tremendous parental support for Dos Pueblos’ academic programs.
DPHS is very proud of our students’ academic, extracurricular accomplishments. Among the recent highlights include the DPHS Hacking Team winning a National Competition in the fall of 2018, the Mock Trial team winning eight of the past 10 Santa Barbara County Championships along with winning the California and World Empire Championships in 2016. The Image, DP's yearbook team, continues to win awards and recognitions on a national level for coverage, design, photography, and journalistic writing. The book was highlighted for the 10th year in a row as one of 30 "Book Looks" in the Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best books in the country. It also has earned First Class with 4 levels of Distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association, and Gold Medal Critiques from Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Dos Pueblos High School’s mission statement was updated or reviewed during the 2016 accreditation cycle, and the administration and faculty plan to review/revise the mission statement during our next cycle. Santa Barbara Unified is currently undergoing a process to revise its current, somewhat cumbersome/wordy mission statement into something more memorable, that reflects the rate and amount of change that both education and our larger society are now experiencing. The revision currently being considered at the district level is:
“We prepare students for a world that has yet to be created.”
Currently, the Dos Pueblos High School Mission Statement is as follows:
“The school community will provide all students with instruction and support to achieve success through engaging, relevant curriculum while developing lifelong learners who contribute positively and effectively in their world.”
The Dos Pueblos slogan is “We ARE DP!” The slogan was adopted from student work on our school’s news broadcast, DP NEWS. It has become a motto that has defined our school culture throughout the past accreditation cycle.
In 2016, we revisited our schoolwide learner outcomes and crafted a new vision statement by using student, parent and staff input. The statements within the vision reflects our current school culture as well as our focus on student instruction and our goal of teaching our students to be skilled global citizens in our ever-changing world. In this new slogan, ARE stands for Academic Achievement, Relationships, Environment.
- Think creatively and critically to solve problems and address issues.
- Apply deductive and inductive reasoning skills to express understanding.
- Create products or artistic works that demonstrate imaginative ideas.
- Read, write, speak and understand English with a purpose.
- Comprehend, synthesize, convey and evaluate information effectively in verbal, written, and artistic media.
- Know and apply the core concepts of all academic disciplines as set forth in the Common Core Standards and demonstrated on the Smarter Balanced assessments.
- Pursue knowledge of career opportunities and education beyond high school.
- Expect ethical, courteous, and cooperative behavior.
- Make positive contributions to our classrooms, school, and community.
- Mediate and resolve issues by taking responsibility and through communication.
- Build an atmosphere of safety, mutual respect, and tolerance for differing beliefs and lifestyles.
- Build an environment of acceptance and cultural proficiency as cornerstones to the school's climate, resulting in interconnectedness.
- Cultivate a commitment to care for the environment.
- Be accountable for all district, school, and classroom rules.
- Be physically, emotionally, socially, and globally responsible for our resources.
- Demonstrate digital citizenship in an ever-changing technological society.
Last updated: 1/15/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/18/2018
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||1.3 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.7 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||45.4 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.1 %|
|Two or More Races||0.9 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||37.3 %|
|English Learners||5.2 %|
|Students with Disabilities||11.7 %|
|Foster Youth||0.2 %|