Delhi Unified School District serves the agricultural based community of Delhi located along California Highway 99 mid-way between Stockton and Fresno. Delhi is the largest unincorporated city in Merced County. The Delhi Unified School District has a total enrollment of 2,678 students. Students attend three K-6 elementary schools at separate sites. The Delhi Educational Park houses both Delhi Middle School and Delhi High School serving students grades seven through twelve. Delhi High School began operations in 1998 and in the spring of 2001 graduated the first senior class of seventy-five students. Since the first graduates in 2001, Delhi High School has been sending students to colleges and universities of their choice by offering a diverse education in a safe and supportive environment while promoting self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning.
The Delhi High School Mission Statement states, “Delhi High School will provide a collaborative learning environment based on high expectations, accountability, and respect while preparing students with 21st Century Skills to become college and career ready.”
The dedicated administrative team, faculty, and staff of Delhi High School continue to strive for and ensure the success of all students. We have many challenges in the upcoming years, which include continuing to close the achievement gap amongst all subgroups in our population. The staff at Delhi High School actively participate in Professional Learning Communities (PLC). Meetings focus on data analysis, instructional practices, and/or students’ specific needs in Tiers 1, 2, & 3, and PBIS. The faculty develops differentiated lessons guiding students to problem solve, to think critically, and to adapt to a changing world. Delhi Unified School District has sent teacher leaders to PLC trainings over the past four years in order to facilitate vertical implementation of PLC strategies.
Delhi High School creates opportunities for all stakeholders in the community to participate in School Site Council, ELAC, DLAC, LCAP, Parent Involvement Committee, IEPs, sporting events, Hawk Lift-Off, and Report Card Night. Communication to the stakeholders has significantly improved with the new use of Parent Square. Other forms of parent engagement include automated/personal calls, letters, marquee, email, and flyers. To ensure parent engagement all events include light fare, child supervision, and interpretation services.
We continue to recognize the ever-increasing importance of digital technology in the lives of students worldwide. To meet the challenges of the 21st Century, DHS provides each student with a Chromebook so that they will have every advantage for college preparation and success.
Our students explore various career paths. The instruction at Delhi High School features a rigorous Common Core curriculum and a series of electives leading to career vocational certification in health careers. The medical academy pathway starts students in the Junior Academy of Medical Sciences (JAMS) at Delhi Middle School and continues through the Delhi Medical Academy of Science (DMAS) at Delhi High School. The JAMS program is currently in its seventh year and the DMAS program is currently in its fifth year. The second DMAS class will graduate this school year. In addition, Delhi High School offers a Public Safety Academy and Business Academy. The Delhi High School Mock Trial team participated in the second annual Mock Trial Competition for the Merced County Office of Education in the spring of 2018. The FFA program is rapidly developing at the high school and is in its third year. The program is finalizing its animal science pathway; as well as, developing an Agriculture Mechanics Pathway with an emphasis in welding. The welding pathway will encompass the new Career Technical Education building.
Delhi High School continues the goal of preparing students who are College and Career Ready. The College and Career Report on the California Dashboard states that Delhi High School prepared 39.4% of its student population for the graduation class of 2017. 23.5% is reported to be approaching college and career readiness, and 37.1% are reported to not be prepared.