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Denton High School

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Type  High School
Principal  Dan Ford
Grades  9-12
Founded  1884
Established  1884
Faculty  172
Phone  +1 940-369-2000
Colors  Purple, Gold
Motto  Dedication, Honor, Success... We are DHS!
Address  1007 Fulton St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
District  Denton Independent School District
Similar  Denton ISD Transport, Lake Dallas High Sch, Argyle High School, Byron Nelson High Sch, Flower Mound High Sch

Denton High School is a public high school located in the city of Denton, Texas and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Denton Independent School District located in central Denton County. Denton High was the original high school for Denton. DHS was established in 1884 and in 1910 Denton High School moved to what is now Calhoun Middle School. In 1957, DHS moved, this time to its current location on Fulton Street. In the 1990s, DHS yielded grades 10-12 to the newly opened Ryan High School until 1995. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.


Lowry Woods Apartments, the designated family housing unit of Texas Woman's University, is zoned to Denton High School.

Denton high school 2016


The Denton Broncos compete in these sports -

Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Water Polo, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Baseball, and Softball.

State titles

Denton (UIL)

  • Boys Basketball
  • 1930(All), 1935(All)
  • Girls Soccer
  • 2003(4A)
  • 2004(4A)
  • Girls Golf
  • 1984(5A) Buffy Kline
  • State finalists

    Denton (UIL)

  • Boys Basketball
  • 1927(All)
  • 1929(All)
  • Boys Golf
  • 1987(5A) Tim Tadlock, Brian Kubacak, Brandon Knight, Jimmy Tritt, Ron Budde (Runner-Up)
  • 1987(5A) Jimmy Tritt (Bronze Medal)
  • 1988(5A) Nick Baker, Brian Kubacak, Brandon Knight, Bo Cooper, Ren Budde (3rd Place)
  • 1988(5A) Brandon Knight (Tied for Silver Medal)
  • 1988(5A) Ren Budde (Tied for Silver Medal)
  • 1989(5A) Brandon Knight (Bronze Medal)
  • Denton Moore (PVIL)

  • Football
  • 1956(2A-PVIL), 1957(2A-PVIL), 1958(2A-PVIL), 1966(2A-PVIL)
  • Alumni

  • Mark Behning: NFL offensive tackle with the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Aaron Graham: NFL offensive center with the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans
  • Phil Armour: NFL offensive center with the Indianapolis Colts
  • Phyllis George: Miss Texas (1970), Miss America (1971), pioneer female sportscaster for CBS
  • Shirley Cothran: Miss Texas (1974), Miss America (1975)
  • Nancy Gates: actress
  • Lynn Harrell: Cellist
  • Herman Johnson: NFL offensive tackle with the Chicago Bears
  • John Lott: NFL offensive tackle with the Pittsburgh Steelers, formerly at the University of North Texas.
  • Jordan Malone: Olympian and World Champion Inline Skater and Olympian Short Track Speed Skater
  • Tim Tadlock: Head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team.
  • Hunter Dozier: MLB infielder for the Kansas City Royals
  • References

    Denton High School Wikipedia