J. A. Dobbins Middle School

  • J. A. Dobbins Middle School serves 673 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • J. A. Dobbins Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • J. A. Dobbins Middle School's student population of 673 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J. A. Dobbins Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J. A. Dobbins Middle School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1205 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
13%
16%
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Black
33%
37%
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White
48%
39%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J. A. Dobbins Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.650.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePaulding County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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