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Let the games begin!
No. 5 Kyle Jefferson of Dougherty Valley High School junior varsity makes a catch against Willow Glen High School from San Jose on Friday, Sept. 4. DVHS now has all four years after opening two years ago with just freshmen and sophomores and adding a class each year. So that means the football team now has a varsity squad, which played its first game Friday, Sept. 4. Dougherty Valley JVs lost 19-7 while the varsity won, 42-18. Go team! Photo by Chris Scott/www.calsportsphoto.com.
Dolores Fox Ciardelli
Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Sep 10, 2009 at 9:24 am
Dougherty Valley High School (commonly Dougherty, Dougherty Valley, Dougherty Valley High, or DVHS) is a public high school located in the Windemere development of San Ramon, California, USA. Dougherty is one of four high schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), along with California High School, San Ramon Valley High School, and Monte Vista High School.
The construction of the school cost approximately $128 million, and the total cost, including inspections and management, was about $150 million.
In 2009, the SRVUSD was affected by a major statewide school budget crisis. 236 layoff notices were sent to teachers within the district, more than half of whom worked at Dougherty. All permanent teachers were rehired with the help of a $144 per-parcel tax measure passed in May 2009, which is expected to raise $6.7 million yearly.
During the 2009 flu pandemic in the United States, one tenth-grader at Dougherty was known to have been infected with the Influenza A/H1N1 virus; however, closure of the school did not occur, as it was found to be unnecessary and inconvenient.
Dougherty's 2007 enrollment included a large population of Asian students, accounting for 41.2% of the student body. 32.5% of the school identified themselves as White, 6.5% as Filipino, 6.1% as African American, 4.9% as Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% as Pacific Islander, 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native, and 7.9% with more than one ethnicity or no response.
There are 11 major buildings on campus, including four two-story classroom buildings, a career tech facility, a library, a commons building, an administration building, and two gymnasiums. The school has 80 classrooms. For athletic purposes, the school has a 2,800-seat stadium with lights, a press box, and a track. Also at Dougherty are two baseball fields, two softball fields and eight tennis courts. The campus is also home to the area's 11,222 square feet (1,042.6 m2) Venture Independent Study School.
The performing arts center includes a 600-seat proscenium theater, a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) rehearsal room, a box office, lobby, dressing rooms, rooms for vocal and instrumental music, and city offices.
This is what we provide to the most low income students in the whole srvusd. It's better than what everyone else is going to. This is one story amongst millions, and it is indicative of the trend. We have given leg up after leg up to countless of the "underprivileged." Yet all we ever hear is complaints for more