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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  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 2,076 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Doherty High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1180
212 responses
Average ACT
25
190 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$61,324
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,700
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
  • 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
2,076
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
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
$58,378
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
$10,597/ 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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My overall experience at Doherty had been amazing. I played basketball and made lots of friends and was involved in school events. I had a great time at Doherty. It was a pretty typical high school experience I would say. However to me it was the best one ever. I loved playing sports with my friends and going to plays or musicals or other sporting events. It really built me up as a person because I learned that it does not matter what you do in high school as long as you get your work done then you can go do all of those things. My favorite memories are definitely from football games on Friday nights. They were so fun just being around each other and enjoying each others company and watching our boys play. I will never forget those nights they will last with me forever. All of the teachers for the most part were very open and willing to help in any way possible with extra help and all of that. I received a great education from Doherty because of all of the kind hearted teachers!
During my four years at Doherty High School I faced a wide range of experiences. From natural disasters to unforeseen circumstances such as school floods, fires, and multiple losses of classmates. I have learned how to overcome any obstacle with the unity of our school’s community. While there was many challenges outside of school I learned leadership, perseverance, teamwork, and how to be a role model throughout time in the classroom and on the sports field. Overall, my experiences taught me many life lessons that will help me be successful throughout my life adventures.