Dothan High School

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Dothan High School
1236 South Oates Street
Dothan, Alabama
United States
Type Public high school
Established 1911
School district Dothan City Schools
Enrollment 1,235
Color(s) Red, Black, & White               
Mascot Tiger
Nickname Tigers D-High
Yearbook The Gargoyle

Dothan High School is located in Dothan, Alabama, USA. It is located on U.S. Highway 231 inside Ross Clark Circle, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) 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' crosstown 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.


Dothan High School was built in 1911 and was originally 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.


Dothan High fields 11 varsity teams, including football, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, track, cross country, volleyball, golf and cheerleading teams. In addition, Dothan High club teams include boys' varsity and junior varsity, as well as girls' varsity and junior varsity teams.

Clubs and extracurriculars[edit]

  • Spanish Club
  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
  • Club HOPE (Helping Our Personal Environment)
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Drama Club
  • Marching Band
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • Diamond Dolls
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yearbook
  • Literary Guild

Advanced placement courses[edit]

Dothan High School currently offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses available to students. These classes include:

  • AP World History
  • AP US History
  • AP English Language
  • AP Literature
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Stats
  • AP Calculus

Notable alumni[edit]

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