Dallas County High School

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Dallas County High School
335 5th Avenue
Plantersville, Alabama 36758
United States
Type Free public
Established 1908
School district Dallas County Board of Education
Principal Todd Reece
Faculty 43
Grades 9-12
Number of students 597
Campus type Rural
Color(s) Green and Black         
Athletics Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, softball, track, volleyball
Athletics conference AHSAA 5A
Mascot Hornet
Rivals Jemison High School, Southside Selma High School

Dallas County High School is a public high school in Plantersville, Alabama, United States. The school is the oldest county high school in Alabama, being established in 1908.

Building History[edit]

In the late 19th century Plantersville had its own college, founded by and chartered under John L. Dodson LL.D., who had formerly been president of Oxford College at Oxford, Alabama. Dallas County High School of Plantersville finally came into existence in 1909 and absorbed the facilities of Plantersville College.[1]

Dallas County High School was the oldest public high school building in existence until fire destroyed the main building on April 19, 1982. Arson was suspected and many of the community mourned the loss of the building and also old records, trophies and other memorabilia. The school building was reopened by the fall of 1983 and restored to its original antebellum style architecture. Along with the new main building, there are additions to the campus, with the 9th grade Success Academy and two gymnasiums, one being used for the basketball and the volleyball teams.[2]


Dallas County's most popular sports are football and basketball while including baseball, cheer leading, dance, softball, track and volleyball. All athletics are competed at the Class 5A level, after competing in the 4A classification for nearly three decades.

The football team plays at Martin Field. Dallas County dominated Plainview 40-7 at Martin Field in the 1990 3A State Championship,.

Marty Smith currently coaches the football Hornets, a position he has held since 2014.

The 2013-14 varsity boys' basketball team, coached by Willie Moore and led by Mr. Basketball William Lee, clinched the 2014 AHSAA Basketball 4A State Championship against J.O. Johnson High School in overtime at the BJCC by a score of 51-48.

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Coordinates: 32°39′42″N 86°55′46″W / 32.6616°N 86.9295°W / 32.6616; -86.9295