Del Norte High School History

Original Del Norte HS Campus
Modern photo of Del Norte HS
New Construction Del Norte HS – 2012

Del Norte High School is a public high school in the northeast heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico, established in 1964. The original campus of classroom clusters was given the name “The Beehive” by many students because of the multi-sided classrooms and angled hallways. Construction of the new main building was completed in May, 2012. The rebuilt Del Norte HS is now an urban, professional campus. The shift from single-story buildings to three-story structures allowed for a denser capacity on the same amount of land. That increase in vertical volume along with multiple phases of construction made it possible to keep the school in operation while new construction was in progress. The only remaining structure from the 1964 campus is the auxilliary gym.

Early Aerial Photo of Del Norte High School
Aerial Photo of Del Norte HS
By faculty members Ele Baker and Ron Hansen c1964

50 Years of Football

DNHS 74 Football Team - AlumKnights

Del Norte’s first football team in 1964 had only sophomores and juniors and was coached by Wyett McGinnis. Over the last 50 years DNHS has won many district titles. The 1974 team had a perfect record of 13-0 and beat Hobbs High School 14-6 on December 7, 1974 for the State Championship. Head Coach was Howard Anderson with assistant coaches Paul Sacket and Brunner. Read More with old Pictures!


The Lance

The Lance Masthead

The Lance was the student newspaper for Del Norte High School in Albuquerque, NM. It was published from 1964 to to 2017 by students taking the elective Journalism class in the DNHS English Department.
View issues from 1964 to 1968.


Del Norte High School 50th Anniversary

DNHS Dedication 1965

Del Norte High School’s Golden Anniversary was celebrated from Spring 2014 through graduation of 2015 – Del Norte’s 50th graduating class. Read about some of the celebratory activities.


Del Norte State Championship Teams

DNHS Stae Champion flyer
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Del Norte High School 60th Anniversary

Del Norte HS ^0th Anniverary logo

Del Norte High School’s 60th Anniversary will be celebrated from Spring 2024 through graduation of 2025 – Del Norte’s 60th graduating class! Read about some of the celebratory activities planned.


See the Video made for the Knight to Remember event!