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Principal's Message

It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the principal of Dana Hills High School. I am excited for the opportunity to work with all members of the community to build upon and make significant contributions to an already outstanding educational institution. I look forward to fostering lasting relationships and working alongside each of you as we continue our efforts to support our students’ needs and prepare them for the future.

A school filled with rich tradition that has served as a foundation for the development of amazing education programs, exceptional staff, and great academic achievements, Dana Hills offers an incredible high school experience for all students. I believe it is important to build on this tradition and commit to developing a culture of learning. When combined with over 150 staff members committed to supporting our students’ needs and providing an excellent instructional program, students will be better prepared to succeed beyond High School. We are fortunate to host the South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA) which provides an in-depth educational opportunity to talented young artists, affording them the chance to explore and develop their artistic talents while preparing them for college placement and employment in the professional arts industry of their choice.  Our Health and Medical Occupations Academy enables students to bridge classroom instruction with practical experience in the medical field

I am looking forward to working with the Dolphin community to ensure DHHS is a place where students feel valued, are excited to learn, and excel academically. The administration team is always available to meet and discuss school issues or the individual progress of any student with parents, guardians, and the students themselves. Additionally, the excellent academic advisors, counselors, and other support staff make themselves available at all times to assist in supporting our students’ experience.

Please consider becoming part of the Dana family by joining PTSA, Dolphin Force, an athletic booster club, or volunteering to help with school events. I look forward to making the high school experience a positive and memorable one for you and your student. We will be seeing you at our many activities that make high school a great experience!  On behalf of the staff here at Dana Hills, thanks for supporting us and your student and making this a great year!


Joshua Porter

DHHS Principal


Go Blue!!!

Josh Porter, Ed.D.
Josh Porter, Ed.D.