Denton High School

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Denton High School
Address
1007 Fulton Street
Denton, Texas 76201
United States
Coordinates 33°13′30″N 97°08′43″W / 33.224863°N 97.145341°W / 33.224863; -97.145341Coordinates: 33°13′30″N 97°08′43″W / 33.224863°N 97.145341°W / 33.224863; -97.145341
Information
Type High School
Motto Dedication, Honor, Success... We are DHS!
Established 1884
School district Denton Independent School District
Principal Dan Ford
Faculty 172
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,045[1] (2016)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Purple & Gold
Nickname Broncos
Newspaper The Horseshoe
Yearbook The Bronco
Website

Denton High School is a public high school located in the city of Denton, Texas and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Denton Independent School District located in central Denton County. Denton High was the original high school for Denton. DHS was established in 1884 and in 1910 Denton High School moved to what is now Calhoun Middle School. In 1957, DHS moved, this time to its current location on Fulton Street. In the 1990s, DHS yielded grades 10-12 to the newly opened Ryan High School until 1995. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

Lowry Woods Apartments, the designated family housing unit of Texas Woman's University,[3] is zoned to Denton High School.[4][5]

Athletics[edit]

The Denton Broncos compete in these sports - [6]

Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Water Polo, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Baseball, and Softball.

State titles[edit]

Denton (UIL)

  • Boys Basketball [7]
    • 1930(All), 1935(All)
  • Girls Soccer [8]
    • 2003(4A)
    • 2004(4A)
  • Girls Golf
    • 1984(5A) Buffy Kline [9]
  • Boys Swimmimg
    • 1981(All) Chuck Ponthier (50-Yard Freestyle) [10]


State finalists[edit]

Denton (UIL)

  • Boys Basketball [7]
    • 1927(All)
    • 1929(All)
  • Boys Golf [11]
    • 1987(5A) Tim Tadlock, Brian Kubacak, Brandon Knight, Jimmy Tritt, Ron Budde (Runner-Up)
    • 1987(5A) Jimmy Tritt (Bronze Medal)
    • 1988(5A) Nick Baker, Brian Kubacak, Brandon Knight, Bo Cooper, Ren Budde (3rd Place)
    • 1988(5A) Brandon Knight (Tied for Silver Medal)
    • 1988(5A) Ren Budde (Tied for Silver Medal)
    • 1989(5A) Brandon Knight (Bronze Medal)

Denton Moore (PVIL)

  • Football[12]
    • 1956(2A-PVIL), 1957(2A-PVIL), 1958(2A-PVIL), 1966(2A-PVIL)

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Class 5A district alignments: South Garland moves down, Dallas ISD joins Carrollton schools". Dallas News. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Family Housing" (PDF). Texas Woman's University. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 2, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Denton Campus Map." (Map Archived September 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.) Texas Woman's University. Retrieved on October 3, 2011. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  5. ^ ""2011-2012 High School Attendance Zones" (PDF). Denton Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ The Athletics Department
  7. ^ a b "UIL Boys Basketball Archives". Archived from the original on December 10, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "UIL Girls Soccer Archives". Archived from the original on December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www2.uiltexas.org/athletics/archives/golf/girls_champions.html
  10. ^ http://www2.uiltexas.org/athletics/archives/swim_dive/tournament_records.html
  11. ^ name=http://www2.uiltexas.org/athletics/archives/golf/playoff_text/index.html
  12. ^ "UIL Football Archives". Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ Pro-Football Reference.com
  14. ^ Pro-Football Reference.com
  15. ^ "Nancy Gates". Denton Record-Chronicle. February 24, 1952. p. 2. Retrieved March 25, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  16. ^ "John Lott". Database Football. Archived from the original on November 23, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2009. 

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