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|Doss High School|
7601 Saint Andrews Church Road
|School district||Jefferson County Public Schools|
The school was originally proposed as Wisertown High School, in honor of the area of the county in which the school is/was located, but was, instead, named for a former member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. At the time Doss was built, Jefferson County population was growing. The City of Louisville had a separate Board of Education, and the city's population was declining. The two school systems were merged in the mid-1970s.
The school was built to relieve overcrowding from Butler, Fairdale, Western, Pleasure Ridge Park and Valley High Schools. The building opened in the Fall of 1967 at 7601 Saint Andrews Church Road. It began with the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. The first graduating class was in 1971. The first class to complete grades 7 through 12 was in 1973.
During the 1990s as the Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools moved their Career and Technical Education Programs into the local high schools Doss became the recipient of three magnet programs: Cosmetology, Early Childhood Education, and Pre-Engineering. Currently, Doss is a Business and Information Technology (BIT) themed school. Through its partnership with Class Act Federal Credit Union, the school has the first student-run credit union branch in the county. Students train at Class Act's Main Branch over the summer. During the school year Students handle all operations in the Credit Union under the supervision of a team composed of a Qualified Faculty Coordinator and a Branch Coordinator employed by Class Act. Students can major in accounting, banking and financial services, entrepreneurship, and management in the "Class Act Academy of Business and Finance."
On October 28, 2016, Doss High School announced a new Manufacturing Engineering Technology magnet program.
The school athletic complex has three gymnasiums with the main gymnasium, the Leon Mudd Athletic Center, which seats a maximum of 1,800 people. Also, the Hayward Shartzer Stadium, the football stadium with a running track, which seats a maximum of 2,500 people. Also within the athletic complex are baseball and softball fields and tennis courts.
Notable alumni of Doss High School include:
- Derek Anderson, former NBA basketball player
- Larry Birkhead, photojournalist, best known as the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, Dannielynn
- LaVell Boyd, NFL, football player
- Steve Pence, Lt. Governor of Kentucky, Class of 1971
- Isaac Sowells, NFL, football player
- Tony Williams, former professional basketball player, former head coach of Doss
- "Doss High - Kentucky School Report Card". Kentucky Department of Education. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
- "Kentucky School Report Card". www.kyschoolreportcard.com. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
- "History". Doss High School History. Doss High School. 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
- "Doss Announces New Manufacturing Technology Program | JCPS". www.jefferson.kyschools.us. Retrieved 2016-11-07.