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Our mission is to empower all students for the choices and challenges of the twenty-first century.  We believe that we should teach students to respect themselves, others, and the environment, that we should teach students to participate productively and responsibly in a rapidly changing society, that we should teach them to communicate effectively, that we should teach them to use cooperative and independent learning strategies, that we should teach them to apply problem solving processes, and that we should teach them to set and meet high standards.

For news on individual schools, please check out School News on this page...or visit the school websites.

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Wednesday, August 20th - 13 & Over = 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Optional iPad Sleeves will also be available for $12.00


Future of Public Education Tour

The Alabama State Department of Education will host a 12-stop ”The Future of Public Education” tour. The tour will highlight important topics for students and families in Alabama, including PLAN 2020, the Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards, student testing, accountability, and the importance of parental and community involvement. State Superintendent Tommy Bice will host each event. The tour will stop in Dothan at Dothan High School on Thursday, September 18. Superintendent Bice will give a presentation from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and a question and answer session will follow from 7:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m  Visit this link for more information:  Future of Public Education


Dothan City Schools 2014-15 Student Code of Conduct 




  iPad Roll-Out Schedule


High School Novel:   Divergent, by: Veronica Roth




 Alternate Alabama Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Payne, Art Teacher at Dothan High School, Dothan City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year and District II Secondary Teacher of the Year. 

At a ceremony in Montgomery, Alabama on May 14, 2014, Mr. Payne was selected as the 2014-15 Alternate Alabama Teacher of the Year. 

Mr. Payne is a dedicated and committed educator who is an asset to his profession, his students and Dothan City Schools. For more info on Mr. Payne, visit his webpage.

Mr. Payne is also the SADD Sponsor at Dothan High School and was the 2012-13 Advisor of the Year - Check out what SADD is doing here...


On Monday, May 12, 2014, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama presented the 2013 PARCA Report for Dothan City Schools.  To view a copy of this report, please visit 2013 PARCA Report.


2014 Alabama History Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Dieatra Davis, Northview High School, the 2014 Alabama History Teacher of the Year.  The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY®, and Preserve America are celebrating the outstanding work that Ms. Davis does within her classroom.  A panel of teachers, administrators, and academics from Alabama chose Ms. Davis for her use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration provided to students and career achievements in education. 

As the 2014 Alabama History Teacher of the Year, Ms. Davis will receive a $1,000 award, a certificate of recognition, an archive of books and historical resources presented in her name to the Northview Media Center and an invitation to attend a 2015 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar.  She will be recognized at a ceremony within the State of Alabama.  Ms. Davis is also a finalist for the $10,000 National History Teacher of the Year Award.  The winner of the national competition will be announced in the early fall.    

In addition, Northview High school will be named a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School. 

Anonymous Alerts

Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s). We encourage you to report important issues. Once you complete the contact form below, you will receive a confirmation that your information has been submitted to the school district. False reporting will be taken seriously to the full extent of the law.   Click ANONYMOUS ALERTS to make a report.
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