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
Coordinates 38°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
Type Public school
Established 1976
School district Colorado Springs 11
Principal Kevin Gardner
Grades Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2200 students
Color(s) Blue and green         
Athletics 5A CHSAA
Athletics conference Colorado Springs Metro
Mascot Spartan

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.


Doherty High School 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. Doherty has athletic programs in:[1]

  • Baseball
  • Men's and women's basketball
  • Men's and women's cross country
  • Football
  • Men's and women's golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Men's and women's soccer
  • Softball
  • Men's and women's tennis
  • Wrestling
  • Men's and women's track and field
  • Men's and women's swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading

Clubs and activities[edit]

In addition to Doherty athletics, clubs and activities include:[2]

Spike Shooter incident[edit]

In February 2007, the school gained national 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, and 224 7-Eleven stores in Colorado pulled the drink from store shelves.[3]

Can Dance[edit]

In the spring of 1985 Doherty High School sponsored the inaugural "Can Dance". Students brought canned food as admission to the event. All proceeds were donated to local food banks and needy families.

Notable alumni[edit]


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