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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Dothan High School is a public school located in Dothan, AL. It has 1,187 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
About Dothan High School...
School District
Dothan City Schools
Address
1236 S Oates St
Dothan, AL 36301
Telephone
(334) 794-1400
Website
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Dothan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
147 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,316
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$718
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Football games & pep rallies
    40%
  • Anything the band does.
    15%
  • Rolling the senior tree
    15%
  • Club activities
    11%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,187
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,636
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,298/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Dothan High School is a good school. I like the way the counselors are involved and caring towards the students future. If there was anything that I would change I would say the involvement and the attitudes of the students. The staff is not by all means perfect but the students could involve themselves more and care more about their own future. We have had so many students get into difficult and bad situations with other student in which causes jail, fighting and sadly death. I pray that the school will change for the better and the students would put in the effort to make a better future for themselves and their future children and students.
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Overall, it's not a bad school; the faculty may be lacking in care, but most of the teachers I have encountered have been fair and invested in their students. There are quite a few who don't care much for their students, but that's neither here nor there. The students aren't the kindest, but most mind their own business; a few bad apples tend to spoil this bunch. As for the building itself, its over 100 years old, so its going to have some wear and tear. The bathrooms might reek of weed and have a few missing toilets, but it's not like I myself go in there often. The police officers on campus are a nice comfort, but after watching a girl mace another student in the hallways, you can't be too relaxed. A nice school, but it has its problems. I wish I could spend my four years there, but sadly the two high schools of the city will be merging for my final year.
Dothan High School is an average school I would say. My experience wasn't anything spectacular but I did have unforgettable moments. Most of the teachers are pretty helpful and rules are enforced fairly and equally. The school spirit here is through the roof and administrative involvement is at an all time high. The only thing I would change is the cleanliness of the school but with me currently attending our administrators are working hard to fix this. I'm truly proud to be a DHS Tiger!