Dublin is in a small suburban city in Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located in the Tri-Valley, and only 35 miles from San Francisco, it nonetheless has a vastly different climate. Summers are hot, dry and windy.
The City of Dublin is a general law city operating under a City Council / City Manager form of local government. This form of government combines an elected mayor and council and an appointed local government administrator. The City Council elections are nonpartisan. The Mayor serves a two-year term, and Council members serve four-year terms.
The Mayor and City Council, as a collegial body, are responsible for setting policy, setting / prioritizing goals and objectives, and approving the budget. The Mayor, with confirmation by the City Council, makes appointments to the City’s advisory commissions and committees.
The Council appoints the City Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operation of the City, including:
- Delivery of services
- Hiring of personnel
- Implementation of capital projects
- Preparation of the budget
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.9 square miles (40 km2) of which 0.03% is water.
Dublin is home to seven Elementary Schools (Amador, Dougherty, Dublin, Frederiksen, John Green, Kolb, and Murray), two Middle schools (Fallon and Wells), and the two following public high schools administered by the Dublin Unified School District.
Dublin High School is located on Village Parkway. As of August 2013, Dublin High School had 1,940 students and a faculty of 150. Dublin High School’s API (Academic Performance Index) in 2012 was 880 (a 12-point increase over 2010) and graduation rate in 2011 was 98% (up from 96.16% in 2010). Dublin High School’s UC admission rate for 2011-12 was 98%. Dublin High is currently under a $120M renewal project (which began in 2008) funded by Bond Measure ‘C’ and will have a capacity for 2,500 students when the renewal project is complete in 2015-16. All academic classes were rebuilt by January 2011. The renewal will include a new gymnasium, courtyard, and a 500-seat Center for Performing Arts and Education, the latter of which expected to be in operation by February 2014. The principal of Dublin High School is Mrs. Carol Shimizu. Dublin High School was included in Newsweek’s 2010 List of America’s Top Public High Schools.
Valley High School is the continuation school in the Dublin Unified School District, attached to Wells Middle School. It has around 120 students and 10 teachers. It is one of only 2 continuation schools in the Tri-Valley area. Some students come from as far as Oakland to attend the school. Valley High School was named a Model Continuation School by the California State Board of Education in 2010.
Dublin is also home to the following private schools:
Valley Christian Schools, a ministry of Valley Christian Center, is located just west of Dublin Blvd and San Ramon Rd in Dublin California, is a 1,300 student Christian prep school comprising Valley Christian Preschool, Valley Christian Elementary School, Valley Christian Junior High and Valley Christian Senior High.
Quarry Lane School, a non-parochial K-12 school. Quarry Lane School has two other branches in the neighboring city of Pleasanton, CA. Quarry Lane School offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program at the high school level.
St. Raymond School, Catholic school. Ranges from grades K-8
St. Philip Lutheran School. Preschool & grades K-8