J. A. Dobbins Middle School

J. A. Dobbins Middle School serves 837 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
J. A. Dobbins Middle School operates within the Paulding County School District.

Overview

The student population of 837 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 837 students
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Hispanic
8%
13%
Black
30%
37%
White
57%
44%
Two or more races
5%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.40
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
44%
52%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 31,078 students has grown by 15% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,009 is higher than the state average of $9,939. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,133 is higher than the state average of $10,367. The district spending/student has grown by 28% over four years.
School District Name Paulding County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
34
5
Number of Students Managed 31,078 3,197
District Total Revenue $279 MM $34 MM
District Spending $311 MM $36 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,009 $9,939
District Spending / Student $11,133 $10,367
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hiram High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Irma C. Austin Middle School (4.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Powder SpringsBessie L. Baggett Elementary School
    948 Williams Lake Rd
    Powder SpringsGA 30127
    (678)460-1570
    0.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 676 students                      
  • HiramRitch Elementary School
    140 Bethel Church Rd
    HiramGA 30141
    (770)443-4269
    1.7 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 334 students                      
  • HiramSam D. Panter Elementary School
    190 Panter School Rd
    HiramGA 30141
    (770)443-4303
    1.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 600 students                      
  • DouglasvilleHal Hutchens Elementary School
    586 Clonts Rd
    DouglasvilleGA 30134
    (678)838-2683
    2.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 860 students                      
  • HiramHiram High School
    702 Virgie Ballentine Dr
    HiramGA 30141
    (770)443-1182
    3.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1607 students                      

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