Thomas B. Doherty High School

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Thomas B. Doherty High School
Thomas B. Doherty High School Spartans.png
4515 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coordinates38°53′42″N 104°44′35″W / 38.895°N 104.743°W / 38.895; -104.743Coordinates: 38°53′42″N 104°44′35″W / 38.895°N 104.743°W / 38.895; -104.743
TypePublic school
School districtColorado Springs 11
PrincipalKevin Gardner
GradesGrades 9-12
Enrollment2,124 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Blue and green         
Athletics5A CHSAA
Athletics conferenceColorado Springs Metro

Thomas B. Doherty High School (DHS) is the newest high school in District 11 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving northeast Colorado Springs. The school was named for the District 11 superintendent at the time. The schools that feed into Doherty include Jenkins, Russell and Sabin middle schools.

The school's colors are blue and green, and the mascot is the Spartan.

Former principal Dr. Jill Martin was named the 2007 MetLife/National Association of Secondary School Principals National High School Principal of the Year.[2]


Doherty High School operates a variety of athletic programs. The facility is home to two gyms, two practice football fields, a soccer field, a baseball field, a softball field, a swimming pool, and a wrestling room. Doherty plays its Varsity and JV homes games for football, Varsity men's and women's soccer at Gary Berry Stadium located near Wasson High School.

Spike Shooter incident[edit]

In February 2007, the school gained media attention when several of its students became ill after drinking Spike Shooter, an energy drink. As a result of the illnesses, which caused two students to be sent to the emergency room, the school banned Spike Shooter.[3][relevant? ]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "DOHERTY HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "For award-winning principal, tech is a way of life". ZDNet. October 18, 2006.
  3. ^ Cook, Katherine. "Kids Get Sick From Energy Drink". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
  4. ^ Leer, Cris. "Learning to Fly". Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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