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Thomas B. Doherty High School
4515 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Type Public school
Established 1976
School district Colorado Springs 11
Principal Dennis Vigil
Grades Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2147 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, one soccer field, one baseball field, one softball field, a swimming pool, and a wrestling room. Doherty plays its Varsity and JV homes games for football, Varsity men's and women 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
  • Women's Cheerleading

Clubs and activities

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

Spike Shooter incident

In February 2007, the school gained national media attention when several students became ill after drinking Spike Shooter, an energy drink. As a result of the illnesses, which included two students being sent to the emergency room, the school banned Spike Shooter, and 224 7-Eleven stores in Colorado pulled the drink from store shelves.[3]

Harvest of Love

Harvest of Love began when current principal Vigil decided to gather the Social Studies department together to raise food. Each fall Doherty raises money for the local Care and Share food bank. In the 2007-2008 school year Doherty raised over $46,000 for the food bank. In 2008-2009 Doherty raised over $49,000 to help the hungry of southern Colorado. That first year the school took two full pickup trucks to the food bank. In 2008-2009 a fully loaded eighteen-wheel semi-truck was needed to carry the food to Care and Share. As a gift of Doherty students, staff, parents and community, Care and Share received a check in the amount of $48,265 for Thanksgiving 2009, and food donations equaled 14,416 pounds which included 186 turkeys.


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