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About Our School

Cottonwood HS graphicWe believe that every student has the right to a quality education, and that education is a springboard to becoming a successful and productive community member. We strive to provide a safe environment for learning and a rigorous classroom curriculum that prepares our students for transition into college or the workforce. 




Cottonwood High School is a rural public Alabama School situated on the edge of Houston County. We are a Title 1 school as designated by the federal government and instruct approximately 400 High School students in grades 7-12. School Hours are 7:45 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Our Faculty & Staff consisits of 24 certified teachers who are all classified as Highly Qualified. 


Cottonwood High School Adminstrators: 

  • Darren Stewart, Principal
  • Randy Meadows, Assistant Principal

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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.