J. A. Dobbins Middle School

637 Williams Lake Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 611 students in grades 6-8, J. A. Dobbins Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 611 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : Bottom 50% in GA
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

J. A. Dobbins Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

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School Overview

J. A. Dobbins Middle School's student population of 611 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
611 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

J. A. Dobbins Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,204 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of J. A. Dobbins Middle School is 0.70, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (GA)
#1140 out of 2204 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of J. A. Dobbins Middle School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
28%
37%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
37%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
20%
18%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
36%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
36%
37%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J. A. Dobbins Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Georgia.
0.70
This chart displays the diversity score of J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
53%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in J. A. Dobbins Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is J. A. Dobbins Middle School's ranking?
J. A. Dobbins Middle School is ranked #1140 out of 2,204 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are J. A. Dobbins Middle School often compared to?
J. A. Dobbins Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like South Paulding Middle School, Irma C. Austin Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
28% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% GA state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% GA state average).
How many students attend J. A. Dobbins Middle School?
611 students attend J. A. Dobbins Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of J. A. Dobbins Middle School students are Black, 36% of students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of J. A. Dobbins Middle School?
J. A. Dobbins Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does J. A. Dobbins Middle School offer ?
J. A. Dobbins Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is J. A. Dobbins Middle School part of?
J. A. Dobbins Middle School is part of Paulding County School District.

School Calendar

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Date
First Day of School
August 01, 2024 (Thursday)
Winter Break- Schools Closed
December 23, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break
April 07, 2025 (Monday)
Last Day of School - Early Release
May 21, 2025 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 611 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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