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.


  • Yearbook Order Deadline

    Make sure to order your 2018 yearbook as soon as possible to guarantee a copy. CLICK HEADLINE TO READ MORE

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  • Senior Portfolio Volunteers Sought

    Each spring graduating seniors at Dripping Springs High School make a portfolio presentation for assessment before a panel consisting of educators, community members, parents, and professionals. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Girls' Swim Team Wins State Championship

    The Dripping Springs High School swim team captured the 5A state title on Feb. 17 with a team total of 199 points, topping second-place Humble Kingwood Park by 14 points. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Nine Tiger Seniors Announce Commitments on National Signing Day

    NINE TIGER SENIORS ANNOUNCE COMMITMENTS ON NATIONAL SIGNING DATE On Feb. 7, nine Dripping Springs High School seniors announced their commitments to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Football players Beau Collins, Alex El Sariakoussy, Miles Farris and Curt Raymond, volleyball player Shelby Clayton, golfers Christopher Cameron, Abby Cloud, and Paige Whipple, and baseball player Will Overstreet all will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Policy Debaters Sweep District

    The Dripping Springs High School policy debaters swept first, second and third place at the UIL CX District Meet Jan. 31, with the top two teams earning spots in the state tournament. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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