Award Year: 2014

Beverlye Magnet School

1025 South Beverlye Road
Dothan, AL, 36301-4899

(334) 794-1432

Mrs. Maria Lee Johnson, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

Dothan City Schools

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To develop young people with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 40%
  • White: 54%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Beverlye students enjoy a wide range of activities.

Beverlye students enjoy a wide range of activities.

Beverlye Magnet School currently serves 508 students, 50% economically disadvantaged in grades six, seven, and eight. Every morning Beverlye Magnet School students recite the Pledge and the school motto, "We are striving for excellence." This statement reflects the standard that guides the work of Beverlye’s administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and students. Instructional goals include giving students voice and choice as they participate in Project Based Learning and rigorous writing assignments. Beverlye offers a variety of genres for students to find their true passion. For example, awards have been earned in math, science, engineering, spelling, and band. In addition, Beverlye’s choral music, band, and theater programs provide show-stopping performances each year. Technology is front and center at Beverlye. Dothan City Schools supported this effort by implementing a one-to-one iPad initiative. Teachers use instructional apps to creatively engage students in classroom instruction and assess learning. Likewise, Advisory/Clubs provide a broad range of opportunities for students to explore relationships and hobbies. Chess, Baking, Improv, Debate, Fitness, CSI Forensics, and Up-Scaling Furniture are but a few of the choices that students may rotate into each nine weeks. Beverlye’s success is primarily due to the commitment of administrators and faculty to participate in ongoing professional development. Over the past ten years, Beverlye’s faculty has received intensive training from the Alabama Reading Initiative and the Southern Regional Education Board. This intensive, sustainable professional development has grown a faculty that relies on best practices to create a positive, rich learning environment for all students.