J. A. DOBBINS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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637 WILLIAMS LAKE RD
POWDER SPRINGS, GA 30127
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Phone: 770-443-4835
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Paulding County School District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 280.7
  • Number Students: 842
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5510
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Cartess Ross
  • 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 (40 ratings)
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    School Reviews (31 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-08
    "My oldest just left DMS this past spring. Like most parents with a rising 6th grader I was nervous. The teachers in 6th grade provided a wonderful beidge to acclimate both our child and his worrisome parents. The staff at Dobbins is amazing. Dr Ross is a true gentleman and firm as Principal. We were luckynto have amazing teachers throughout the three years. Just to name a few stars..Vinson, Stokes, Pittman, and Likens. My child is now at Hiram HS and I feel confident that he was completly prepared to enter HS. THANK YOU DOBBINS STAFF!!!"
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    Posted 2015-03-03
    "This school is horrible, they treat you like kindergardeners and make you walk on the right side of a line and at lunch, make you sit with your class, dumb people, always pushing and stealing your stuff and teachers don't care... THEY YELL AT THE STUDENTS AND ACT LIKE THEYRE YOUR PARENT, the students have been through 9 years of school just to be treated like a 4 y/o, I highly do not recommend this school, they give too much work and no time to do it"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-29
    "I would totally recommend this to anyone as a parent! The Principal is real great! (Although their cafeteria food needs improvement! get complaints from my child all the time) ( -:"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-27
    "My son loves Dobbins. He is in the 7th grade this year and all his teachers have been great!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-08
    "I am a student at J.A Dobbins Middle School and I love it there. We learn lots of cool stuff and different ways to do it. The teachers are really nice but very strict. Remember you do come to school to learn not goof off though. I am a sixth grade honors student and it is very fast paced. The last thing I want to tell you is that the food is a major improvement for those of you wondering, and yes every Friday is BIG DADDY PIZZA!!!!I I would recommend this school to anybody."
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