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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Doherty High School is an above average, public school located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 2,124 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
Address
4515 Barnes Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Telephone
(719) 328-6400
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Doherty High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1190
164 responses
Average ACT
25
183 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,158
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,013
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 103 responses
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  • Assemblies
    20%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Harvest of Love
    10%
  • Marching band performances
    7%
  • Assemply
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,124
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,192
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,849/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Before entering high school, I was the most introverted person you could imagine- the kid who had to have their mom ask an adult where my locker was located. I was shy, emotional, and felt lonely. However, once I attended DHS, I was welcomed with the lovely staff members who only wanted to see me succeed. I was also given the opportunity to participate in activities such as National Honor Society, varsity athletics, mathletes, and chamber orchestra. I am forever grateful for Doherty High School's teachers, administration, security guards, and janitors, as well as my supportive friends. DHS really did set me up for success, and I am now apart of the Colorado College class of 2023. Go Spartans!
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Doherty High School is what is make it in all honesty. I am probably more self- advocated than most high school students, which has worked very well for me. You have to speak up be at Doherty or you will get ran over. What I mean by ran over is your grades will be put in late, such as some teachers will take over a month to grade certain things unless you say something to them! All four years that I have attended Doherty, my teachers have been great! They want to see me succeed as much as I want to succeed. Safety? It's a joke here. We have security that stays at all doors and we have to scan in and out but that is pretty much it. Being a student, please step out of your comfort zone and attend ALL the games possible! Be social! Enjoy your school year!
The teachers are amazing and are always willing to help! Going to Doherty for the past 4 years have really opened my eyes. The students are kind, and getting help with a class is no problem! I can say that one thing I dislike is no matter how many classes you take before senior year and you only need a certain amount of credits less than amount of periods (7) you still have to take more ... I know being a full time student is required, but I worked really hard my 3 years and wish I could have more free time.