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Dothan City Schools is a public school district located in Dothan, AL. It has 9,336 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
500 Dusy Street
Dothan, AL 36301
Telephone
(334) 794-1407
Website

Dothan City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1060
11 responses
Average ACT
24
296 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,336
Free or Reduced Lunch
67.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,498
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$84,523,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,394/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    7%

Dothan City Schools Reviews

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Dothan City Schools is not a bad school system, but its not one that i would put my future children in. My experience with this school system was alright they do not hire the teachers that are concered about our grades they hire ones that are more worried about their JOB such as makkng sure we are in dressed code, earbuds, etc. I’ve honestly have gone home and taught myself Math problems since I was a Freshman at Northview Highschool.
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These schools are filled with uninterested staff that tend to not care about what they teach. There should be overall administration reform and a sifting through of the staff. The janitors barely clean and the teachers barely teach, and if they do try to teach then unruly students get in the way. Everything about these schools perpetuates stereotypes about Alabama that many of us who live here are desperate to get rid of, particularly the low testing scores. Something needs to be done.
I had several very good teachers but many were boring and most were inept. And after leaving the state, I learned just how lacking my pre-college education had been compared to other states. Schools lacked well-trained, passionate educators, diverse set of classes to choose from, and enough funding to keep equipment and classroom tools/tech up-to-date. But I am glad I attended school in the Dothan City School district because surrounding school districts were way way worse.