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Dothan High School Philosophy

Dothan High School's mission is to accept students on an individual basis and to consider their aptitudes, interests, and needs. The staff at Dothan High strives to provide opportunities for students to become familiar with the American system of government and education. In addition, Dothan High works to allow all students to become more informed, patriotic citizens with responsible academic, moral, and emotional character. Each department strives to assist the student in the maturation process in all areas of personal development so that all students will develop positive self-images and enthusiastic pride in their work. Finally, the staff endeavors to help students communicate more effectively, objectively, and creatively.

General School Information

Dothan High School is a public co-educational institution encompassing 10th through 12th grades. We are located in the southeastern portion of the state of Alabama in Dothan, Alabama. Our student body now consists of 1500 students. The school opened in 1978 as Northview High School, with James A. Smith serving as the first principal. The school later built a convocation center named for Mr. Smith.  In 2019, Northview and Dothan High Schools consolidated, with the original Dothan High School being renamed Dothan Preparatory Academy.  It serves students in 7th and 8th grades.  Northview's campus became Dothan High School, and it serves students in 10th through 12th grades. 

Dothan High has undergone an extensive facelift to the 38 year old school in recent years, including the media center, parking lot, bathrooms, cafeteria, athletic building, wireless and HVAC systems, repainting and other cosmetic improvements. As part of the consolidation, classrooms and offices were added to accommodate the increased student population.  In the spring of 2015, a $1 million project rebuilt the science labs. We recently broke ground on a new athletic facility for our student athletes.  Many good changes have taken place, with more to come!

Dothan High offers AP, honors, and general education classes. We also offer dual enrollment for qualifying students.  Dothan Tech's campus is behind Dothan High, and we work closely together to help students to learn trades and prepare for careers they are passionate about. 

The school colors are cardinal, gold, black and white; the mascot is a wolf. The school offers football, baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, track, tennis, golf, cross-country, bowling, flag football, swimming, and volleyball. It also offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations, as well as band and chorus.

Dothan High is part of a very active football tradition in the community and recently moved up to a 7A classification.