Welcome to Delano High School
Delano High School Overview
Delano High School is a school with a rich tradition of academic excellence. Over the past couple of years, we have been recognized as a California Distinguished School, named one of “America’s Best High Schools” by US News and World Report, and a Title I Academic Achievement Award winner. DHS tigers continue to honor this legacy through their efforts in and out of the classroom. You are a very important part of the success of this school, and there are many fun and worthwhile ways for you to make a contribution. There are opportunities to volunteer your time to help in classrooms and with special programs, to cheer on our Tiger athletes at sporting events, to listen to the magical sounds of our choir and band, to support our Mock Trial, and Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) teams at their competitions, and to encourage our students to be “Tiger Strong”.
Delano High School reports significant and positive change has been occurring. By embracing the school’s vision “Achieving Academic Excellence - A Student at a Time”, 60 teachers, 4 counselors, 4 administrators, a school psychologist, an Intervention Counselor, and over 40 support personnel have worked tirelessly to provide every student an opportunity to thrive, and the impact is evident.
In 2011, Delano High was recognized as a California Distinguished School. In 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018, Delano High received the U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best High Schools Bronze medal award. In 2013, and again in 2017, Delano High received the silver medal. According to the U.S. News and World Report, school rankings are given after data is analyzed on more than 20,500 public high schools in the nation. Awards of gold, silver, or bronze medals are given based on a school’s state assessments, including the degree to which underserved populations (e.g. Hispanic and low-income) exceed expectations, and the degree to which a school prepares students for college readiness. Delano High is proud to have been continually ranked as one of America’s Best High Schools.
Serving a predominately-rural student body, Delano High School was established in 1911 and serves approximately 1300, 9th through 12th grade students from the communities of Delano and Earlimart. The population of Delano High School is made up of 0.18% African American, 17% Filipino and Asian, 81% Hispanic, and 2% White students. Of the total student population, 26% are English Learners and 95% are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged.
It is the aim of every department work to close the achievement gap, and help students create avenues for success after high school. The gains are strong. For 2017-2018 school year, 71% of Delano High’s 11th grade students met or exceeded grade-level standards on the English portion; surpassing the county average of 48% and the state average of 41%. On the math portion of the CAASPP, 41% of the school’s 11th grade students met or exceeded grade-level standards, again surpassing the county and state average.
More and more students are graduating and demonstrating college readiness; 57% of the 2018 graduating seniors successfully completed A-G courses required for college admissions. The California School Dashboard shows Delano High has a Very High/High Status in graduation rates among all students, English Learners, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, Filipino, and Hispanic students. Of the students that graduated, 64.4% are prepared for college/career as measured by the California School Dashboard. In addition, Delano High has a High Status among English Learner progress, which shows that the teaching staff is moving in the right direction when addressing English Learner needs.
Please explore the different web links, stay informed of the different programs offered, keep in touch with current events, and support our student body. If you have any questions, please contact (661) 720-4121.
The Delano Joint Union High School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. Such programs and activities shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, medical information, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, Military Veterans status, homelessness, foster status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws pursuant with Education Code 200 and 220, Government Code 11135 and Title IX.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school site principal and/or the District’s Title 5 Compliance and Title IX Officer, Adelaida Ramos, Assistant Superintendent, at phone number 661-720-4125, address 1720 Norwalk Street, Delano California. A copy of DJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint policy and Nondiscrimination policy are available here and upon request.
Póliza de No Discriminación
El Distrito Escolar de las Escuelas Secundarias de Delano está comprometido en igualdad de oportunidades para todas las personas en educación. Dichos programas y actividades deberán estar libres de discriminación ilegal, acoso, intimidación y “bullying” en y / o asociación con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas de raza, color, ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, edad, religión, estado civil, embarazo o estado paternal, discapacidad física o mental, información medica, sexo, orientación sexual, género, identidad o expresión de género, información genética, estado migratorio, estado de veteranos militares, personas sin hogar, estado de estudiantes en hogar temporal, o cualquier otras bases prohibidas por las leyes estatales y federales de no discriminación de California de acuerdo con los Códigos de Educación 200 y 220, el Código de Gobierno 11135 y el Título IX.
Si cree que ha sido víctima de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o “bullying”, debe comunicarse con el director de su escuela y / o con la Oficial de Título 5 y Título IX del Distrito, Adelaida Ramos, Asistente de la Superintendente, al número de teléfono 661-720-4125, domicilio 1720 Norwalk Street, Delano California. Una copia de la póliza de Quejas Uniformes de DJUHSD está disponible aquí y/o con su petición.