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.


  • Angela Gamez To Be Next DSHS Principal

    At a special meeting April 1, the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees unanimously (6-0) approved Superintendent Bruce Gearing’s recommendation of Angela Gamez as the new principal of Dripping Springs High School. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Tiger Soccer Teams Advance in Playoffs

    Both the Tiger girls' and boys' district champion soccer teams have advanced to the second round of the 5A state playoffs after shutout victories in the first round. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Winterguard Is First at State

    The Dripping Springs High School Varsity Winterguard captured the Texas Color Guard Circuit Scholastic Open Class Gold Medal at the championships held March 30 at at Texas A & M's Reed Arena. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Wins UIL Academic and Debate District Titles

    Dripping Springs High School claimed the District 25-5A UIL Academic and Deabte Championships following stellar performances on March 30. First-place teams, as well as individuals who placed first through third, advance to the UIL Academic Region Meet. 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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