Dobson The - A Ball Charter School

2207 N Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 455 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Dobson The - A Ball Charter School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%).
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 455 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : Top 50% in AZ
  • : 44% (Top 50%)
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dobson The - A Ball Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Dobson The - A Ball Charter School's student population of 455 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
455 students
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School Rankings

Dobson The - A Ball Charter School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dobson The - A Ball Charter School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#719 out of 1956 schools
(Top 50%)
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44%
35%
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39%
40%
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15-19%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
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17:1
American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
35%
47%
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Black
13%
6%
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White
35%
35%
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Hawaiian
2%
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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0.73
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
3%
9%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dobson The - A Ball Charter School's ranking?
Dobson The - A Ball Charter School is ranked #719 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend Dobson The - A Ball Charter School?
455 students attend Dobson The - A Ball Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
35% of Dobson The - A Ball Charter School students are Hispanic, 35% of students are White, 13% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What grades does Dobson The - A Ball Charter School offer ?
Dobson The - A Ball Charter School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Dobson The - A Ball Charter School part of?
Dobson The - A Ball Charter School is part of Ball Charter Schools (Dobson) (79204) School District.

School Reviews

5   3/15/2022
Both my children have attended Dobson K-8th. My son has done great in high school. Both of our kids have learned both academic and social values through the teachers, staff, and administration. Dobson has the advantages of smaller class sizes, a close community, and access to extracurricular activities.
- Posted by Parent - Megan D
5   2/21/2019
School has been fantastic from day 1! My daughter started in 2011 and have never considered going anywhere else. She has excelled in her academics. We have had a couple of road bumps in the time she has spent there, but overall she has done great! Students seem to really know each other around campus. A lot of that is the great aftercare program along with before school care programs. Sports can also mix grade levels, so they get to know each other there. They offer Flag Football, Girls and Boy''s Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, and Girl''s Softball. (Currently ranked #1 in the state as well in softball.) Most sports children can begin play in fourth grade. Sometimes they may have to compete with the Junior High for spots on the team. Flag Football and Boy''s Basketball are both offered in the elementary level on there own currently. The other sports are only offered through Junior High currently.
- Posted by Parent - Robert Bond
5   11/2/2018
We have been at Dobson Academy since 2015. We moved to AZ from a state with very highly rated public school districts. I can`t speak to what Dobson was like during the time of the negative reviews above, but I can say that our experience has been nothing but positive and the closest thing to what we had in our prior school district. Dobson Academy is a free K-8 public charter school with a private school feel that provides a well-rounded curriculum, including art, music and athletics. Our children have thrived here and have consistently performed above grade level.
- Posted by Parent - SM
2   9/9/2014
This review is about the Junior High. I have no issues with the elementary school. The Junior High is a toxic social environment for any child that is not one of the handful of teachers' favorites. Junior High is cliquish enough without the teachers absolutely encouraging and fostering this behavior. They seem to segregate kids into their favorites, and everyone else, and encourage this elitist attitude. The teachers seem juvenile, and perhaps are still living out their school age fantasies of being the popular kid. It is really sad.
- Posted by Parent - nonas
2   1/28/2010
Very poor. This school is lacking in several key areas. Fine arts is floundering. Band is nonexistent. Priority is given to sports. In terms of academics: beware. They attempt a vestige of strong programs, but in reality spend precious little time making sure that students actually learn. Heaven protect those who need additional help. They have no accommodations with students in extenuating circumstances. Teachers suffer from an elitist attitude but do not actually concern themselves with productive teaching methods or making certain that children understand and can apply their work. In other words, no one wants to be bothered to go out of their way for a child. A lot of bravado from a staff who meets the outside minimum requirements in educational credentials. I see a deplorable lack of the spirit and motivation necessary for truly great teaching. The school is trying so hard to follow in the paths of an "Academy" that they fail miserably. Perhaps they need consider putting the needs of the child ahead of those of the "program".
- Posted by Parent - sugrr

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 455 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 44% (Top 50%)
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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