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About Our District

About Us

Welcome to Houston County Board of Education

404 West Washington St
Dothan, AL 36301
Phone: 334.792.8331
Fax: 334.792.1016

Mission Statement: Houston County Schools, believing that our children are our future, commit to a partnership with stakeholders, to provide safe, caring learning environments that encourage each student to achieve to his or her full potential.

Vision Statement: Houston County schools, in partnership with our stakeholders, will prepare students to lead productive, lives and meet the high expectations of a competitive global society. In this pursuit, we will strive to become innovative, exemplary, and technology-rich centers for learning. We will inspire, challenge, and empower students to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners who are excited by the challenges of tomorrow. By implementing high quality, research-based, educational strategies in a safe, secure,and nurturing environment, we will insure the success of our students to compete in the twenty-first century. While sharing this vision, we will shape the future through perseverance, dedication and teamwork.


  • A school community should be a safe and caring environment that promotes respect, self-worth, creativity, and academic growth.
  • All stakeholders should work collaboratively.
  • Education should be responsive to the diversity of our students.
  • A school community should foster the intellectual, emotional, and physical well-being of each student.
  • Education should be celebrated as a lifelong process that fosters personal growth.
  • Essential components of learning are innovation, risk-taking, and challenging students limits.

Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the official policy of the Houston County Board of Education, that no person in the Houston County Schools System shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

Project Child Find: Help us locate children with disabilities by contacting Houston County Schools at 334.792.8331 for children ages 3-21, the Interagency Coordination Council at 1.800.543.3096 (V/TDD) for birth through age 2, or Alabama Relay Service at 1.800.543.2547 (voice only).


Houston County Schools serve approximately 6750 students in Southeastern Alabama. The system consists of one K-12 virtual school, two PreK-5 schools, three PreK-6 schools, two 6-8 schools,  three 7-12 schools, two 9-12 schools, a career academy that serves students in grades 9-12 from throughout the county, one Alternative School, and Hope High School which serves At-Risk students in grades 9-12. Houston County Schools employs approximately 800 professional and support personnel with an operating budget of approximately $70 million.