DOBSON ACADEMY THE - A BALL CHARTER SCHOOL

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2207 N DOBSON RD
CHANDLER, AZ 85224
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Phone: 480-855-6325
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Ball Charter Schools (dobson)
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 62.2
  • Number Students: 560
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3825
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Taime Bengochea
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (56 ratings)
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    School Reviews (53 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-18
    "I love Dobson Academy and cannot imagine working any place else. It offers a healthy balance of structure, high expectations, research based curriculum and FUN. Teachers and principal are supportive of each other, students and their families. A major factor contributing to Dobson's success are the parents. I am overwhelmed by the support they provide in and out of the classroom. Just an amazing group of people. I am also a parent and love seeing the positive impact Dobson has had on my son."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-13
    "I am an educator at Dobson Academy. No school is perfect, but I can say with total honesty that the administrators and teachers work with parents to enable each student to have a positive learning experience. I am thankful to teach at a school that cares for students."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-18
    "My daughter attended from 2010-2012, and had no major problems at Dobson Academy. She says she would give them a 4 star rating. My son has ADHD, and attended from 2010-2014. They did not implement his 504 plan when we moved here. I was asking for help from teachers starting in the first quarter. I would e-mail (which THEY said was the best way to communicate with them) and maybe 1 out of 4 teachers would get back to me. He will avoid homework at all costs! I only asked for teachers to monitor that assignments were written in his planner each night. That way I knew what was going on in classes. They might check for a day or 2 after I requested it, but within a week it was all me. I was trying everything I could do alone to check assignments each day. After repeatedly asking for help, I started including the principal in my e-mails. I never did get ANY response from her. At the end of the year, they suddenly "found" the 504 plan we had brought in when we moved. He reacts VERY favorably to praise. Which was in short supply; they just sent him to detention for every infraction of their homework policy. He felt stupid, and singled out. DO NOT sent your child here"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-27
    "We were very selective when choosing a school for our daughter. Picking Dobson Academy was definitely the right choice. We are very happy with the school. They have high academic standards - rated #2 in the state for Charter Schools. The Princiapl and administrative staff are extremely professional. They have firm but fair discipline, making students follow the 3 B's to ensure the safety of all students. I HIGHLY recommend this school!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-25
    "This is the third year my son has been attending Dobson Academy, he loves the school and so do we, all the teachers, front desk staff and also the principal are so nice and helpful. We love it here."
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