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.

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Dothan City Schools Welcomes Dr. Charles (Chuck) Ledbetter

At their meeting on Monday, May 18, 2015, the Dothan City Board of Education named Dr. Charles Ledbetter as the new Superintendent for Dothan City Schools. 





May 5, 2015
Dothan City Schools is announcing that students will be required to make up the two instructional days that were lost due to the storm. The make-up days will be Tuesday, May 26th, and Wednesday, May 27th. The last day for students will be Wednesday, May 27th. The last day for teachers will be Friday, May 29th.

Congratulations to Retiring DCS Principals - Peggy Maddox, Heard Magnet School and Terry Scott, Dothan Technology Center


Dothan City Schools High School Students - Summer Reading 2015

Dothan City Schools high school students had the opportunity to vote on their Summer Reading 2015 novel.  The votes are in and Endangered by Eliot Schrefer is the Summer reading selection.

From National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer comes the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos -- and herself -- from a violent coup.

Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.

When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature.

But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. When an armed revolution breaks out in the country, the sanctuary is attacked, and the two of them must escape unprepared into the jungle. Caught in the crosshairs of a lethal conflict, they must struggle to keep safe, to eat, and to live.

 In ENDANGERED, Eliot Schrefer plunges us into a heart-stopping exploration of the things we do to survive, the sacrifices we make to help others, and the tangled geography that ties us all, human and animal, together.






Go The Distance - Special Olympics 2015

Dothan City Schools participated in the 39th Annual Dothan/Houston County Special Olympics on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Dothan High School. Go The Distance was this year’s Olympic theme. The games began with the parade of athletes followed by the flame carried in by local law enforcement personnel and Olympic athletes. The officers started their run at Miracle Field - Westgate. Athletes competed in several track and field events to include 50 and 100 Meter Dash, Ball Throw, Standing Long Jump, and Wheelchair Races. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.



Congratulations to Mrs. Sonia Crutchfield for being selected as the State of Alabama District II Teacher of the Year.  Mrs.Crutchfield is part of the "Sweet 16" finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year.










Highlands Elementary, Selma St. Elementary and Grandview Elementary Schools received their Bright Key banner from Mrs. Melanie Hill, Program Developer.

Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the following Science Fair Winners and to ALL of the students that participated in the Science Fair.  He also would like to thank all of the teachers that helped make this a success!!
Most Innovative
Riya Patel (CMS)
Minority Science Award
David Mendez & Iesha Bonner (GMS)
Statistical & Math Award
Ethan Bolton (CMS)
2nd Place - Behavioral & Medical Award
Ally Singley (BMS)
2nd Place - Physical Science
Andrea Shirley & Emma Stapler (BMS)
3rd Place - Engineering
Elizabeth Torres (BMS)

 Dothan City Schools Tech Camp! Sixty DCS teachers attended a 3 day technology camp presented by Alabama Technology in Motion and Dothan City Schools. March 2nd - 4th, attendees participated in multiple sessions related to implementing technology into the classroom, creating technology-rich learning environments and project-based learning. Participants will train and assist other faculty and staff in the use of technology within their schools.


Thank You Barnes & Noble

Thank you to Lacey Todd and Barnes & Noble for donating numerous books to Dothan City Schools.  We appreciate your support of our schools.  Books will be dispursed to schools across the system.















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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