Welcome to The Dothan City School System's website. Dothan City Schools has a long history of educating the children of Dothan. The vision of The Dothan City School System is to challenge all students with an exciting, rigorous and relevant delivery of curricula designed to prepare them for the challenges they will face in the 21st Century global economy. This common vision is couched in the belief that all children matter and can learn rigorous and relevant 21st Century information to improve their knowledge and skills.
The Dothan City School System serves approximately 9,300 students. The school system consists of one Pre-School Center (Pre-K), nine elementary schools (Grades K-5), two elementary magnet schools (Grades K-5), two middle schools (Grades 6-8), two middle magnet schools (Grades 6-8), two high schools (Grades 9-12), one technology center (Grades 9-12), one alternative school (Grades 2-12), and one accelerated recovery center (Ages 16+). The system employs more than 639 certified personnel and more than 416 support staff.
The Dothan City School System is actively involved with several national and state initiatives that promote effective teaching philosophies and strategies that positively impact student performance. Elementary and middle schools receive support and professional development from the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI). Middle schools and high schools also partner with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) in implementing the philosophies of Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) and High Schools That Work (HSTW). Dothan City Schools has also embraced the newly adopted state model of Response to Instruction (RTI) for providing intervention and support to students. Specific procedures are in place for students that are not attaining success in the regular classroom. The goal of RTI is to provide differentiated instruction to core standards to ensure success for all students in the regular education classroom.
Dothan City Schools is continuing to prepare our youth for education after high school and for the world of work in the 21st century.
For information related to individual schools, please visit SCHOOLS.