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Denise Whitfield, Principal

  • I am honored to be the principal of Slocomb High School. We are located in Slocomb, Alabama, which is about 15 miles west of Dothan.  Our current student population is around 380 students in grades 9-12.  SHS has a long-standing tradition of excellence that we strive to continue today.  Our school promotes a positive learning environment where all students can succeed.  


    Academically, we offer standard pathways for all of our core classes, as well as an honors program.  We have career and technical programs on campus in business, event planning, agri-science, turf management, and industrial arts (welding and construction).  Our fine arts consist of choir, drama, concert band, and marching band.  Journalism is also offered for students interested in working on our yearbook and other publications.  Students also have opportunities to take virtual and dual-enrollment courses through our ACCESS laboratory.  We are fortunate that our students have access to GTECH, the career and technical center for Geneva County.  At this facility, students can take dual-enrollment courses with Wallace Community College, Enterprise State Community College, or Lurleen B. Wallace Community College at no cost.  GTECH offers Welding, Information Technologies, Automotive, Aviation, Education and Training, and Health Sciences.   


    Slocomb High School offers many opportunities for students to be involved in extracurricular activities.  We are members of the Alabama High School Athletics Association (AHSAA) and offer football, cheer, girls' volleyball, boys' and girls' basketball, bowling, baseball, softball, and golf.  Our marching band is available to students in the 8th-12th grades.  Students may audition for choir and drama in grades 9-12.  We also have many clubs that students of which students may be a part to enhance their high school experience. 


    We are a community school.  Many local businesses and families support our programs.  Local organizations assist our school in many areas.  Our Alumni Association is a key group that helps our teachers and students to strive for excellence and grants them supplies and other needs to promote learning.  Our Athletic Association promotes all of our athletic programs. It assists with fundraising efforts to help maintain and improve facilities and to provide student-athletes with the necessary equipment needed to participate.  Our community partners play an enormous role in the success of our students and our school.  


    At Slocomb High School, students have the opportunity to take advantage of a high-quality educational program and to become involved in a plethora of school-related organizations and teams.  Parents can support and promote our programs by maintaining active involvement in their child's educational programs. 


    Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  If you have any questions or would like to visit our campus, please don't hesitate to call me at (334) 886-2008.  I will be glad to help you in any way that I can.  Go Redtops!



    Denise Whitfield, Principal