About Our School

  • About Denton High School

    Denton High School first opened its doors in 1884 and was one of the first free public school buildings in Denton County. The current school opened in 1957 and has seen several additions and renovations, with the most recent in 2010. The school shares its name with the City of Denton, which is also the county seat.

    Denton High offers the International Baccalaureate programme, a highly acclaimed curriculum which encourages and influences students to approach education through a global scope. DHS is just one of a handful of schools in North Texas that allows students the opportunity to graduate with an IB diploma and gain up to 24 credit hours to Texas colleges and universities.

    Students at DHS also have the opportunity to take a variety of academic courses, including Advanced Placement, Pre-AP classes and dual-credit college courses. In addition, Denton High has produced the most National Merit Scholars in the school district over the past decade.Recent DHS graduates have gone on to such prestigious academic institutions as:Dartmouth College, Amherst College, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, the University of Oklahoma and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    There are a variety of extra-curricular clubs as well with something for every student’s interest. Students can choose from band, choir, art, ROTC, and FFA as well as unique offerings like the bilingual multicultural club, which focuses on bringing together the various cultures and backgrounds of DHS students, and SAAVY, which helps teens make positive choices during and after high school.

    DHS athletics have historically been among the top programs in the state with the boys basketball team named one of the top 10 all-time programs by TexPreps Basketball as well as two state championships in girls soccer and recent playoff appearances in baseball, volleyball and girls track.

    Established: 1884
    Mascot: Broncos
    Colors: Purple and Gold