Dripping Springs High School

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  • Principal

    Joe Burns


    940 Highway 290 West 
    Dripping Springs, TX 78620

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 479
    Dripping Springs, TX  78620


    Ph: 512.858.3100
    Ph: 512.465.6160
    Fx: 512.858.3198

    Office Hours

    8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    School Hours

    9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

  • Welcome

    Welcome to Dripping Springs High School! We intend to provide information about the community, the curriculum, and extracurricular activities. We look forward to you visiting our community and dropping by our campus to observe the quality environment created by the staff at Dripping Springs High School.

    School Overview

    Located in Hays County, approximately 20 miles west of Austin, Dripping Springs is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Texas Hill Country".

    Dripping Springs High School is a comprehensive public high school consisting of Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. The enrollment is approximately 1,800 students. In recent years, approximately 93 percent of students have indicated plans to attend either a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution.


    Dripping Springs High School is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency and is rated as a Recognized High School by the Texas Education Agency on the Academic Excellence Indicator System.

    Portfolio Program

    Dripping Springs High School was the first in Texas to implement a portfolio program for the purpose of measuring student success and preparation for real world endeavors. Dripping Springs High School’s Pride in Portfolio Program has built a new way to make its students ready for the post-high school world.


  • DSHS Day of Service Event Planned

    On March 12-13, the first DSHS "Day of Service" event will be held. All 900 juniors and seniors will be involved in service projects around the Dripping Springs community, helping with projects at multiple locations, including yardwork, clean-up activities, and more. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • High School Students Advance to International DECA Competition

    Five Dripping Springs High School students have qualified for the International DECA Competition based on state results. Students who will compete in Orlando, Fla., in April are: Teagan Crewson, Valari Graham, Lily Sethre-Brink, Varun Verma, and Riley Wheaton. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Qualifies Two for State Powerlifting Meet

    DSHS juniors Miracle Gray and Jenni Venegas qualified for the girls' state powerlifting competition after a strong showing at the regional meet on March 2. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Art Students Successful at VASE

    Dripping Springs High School was well-represented at the area/regional VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition. A total of 53 pieces medaled, including 11 students who earned two medals each. Eight entries qualified for the state competition. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Choir Qualifies Ten for State Competition

    On March 23, 25 DSHS choir students competed in the vocal UIL Solo and Ensemble regional competition at Austin's McCallum High School. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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