Dothan High School

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Dothan High School
Established 1911
School type Public Secondary
Principal Stan Eldrige
Location 1236 South Oates Street
Dothan, AL 36301
Phone (334) 794-1400
Faculty 92
Enrollment approx. 1,500
Mascot Tigers
Colors Red, Black, and White
Yearbook The Gargoyle
Website [1]

Dothan High School is located in Dothan, Alabama, USA. It is located on U.S. Highway 231 inside Ross Clark Circle, about a mile and a half North of the Southern tip of Ross Clark Circle. The school is one of Dothan's two public high schools. Dothan High School enrolls students from the Southern half of Dothan, while Northview High School, the Tigers' cross town rival, enrolls students from the Northern half of Dothan. The high school district roughly runs down U.S. Highway 84, which runs East to West through the heart of Dothan.

History[edit]

Dothan High School was built in 1911 and was first located on Burdeshaw Street. It was one of the most modern high schools in the state. When this school opened, the state required only three years of high school, but Dothan High went to a four-year curriculum in 1912. The George S. Houston Memorial Library is now on the former site of the Burdeshaw Street building. In 1942 this building was torn down and an elementary school was built on the site and named for Minnie T. Heard. The central section of the existing Dothan High facility on South Oates Street was built in 1939. Numerous additions have been made at various points through the years since, such that DHS has a full cafeteria, separate auditorium, and two full gymnasiums, with an additional gymnasium at the adjacent Doug Tew Recreation Center.

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Sports[edit]

Dothan High fields 9 varsity teams, including football, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball, and cheerleading teams. In addition, Dothan High club teams include boys' varsity and junior varsity, as well as girls' varsity and junior varsity teams.

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Coordinates: 31°12′31″N 85°23′40″W / 31.20872°N 85.39436°W / 31.20872; -85.39436