J. A. Dobbins Middle School

  • J. A. Dobbins Middle School serves 793 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the GA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.
  • J. A. Dobbins Middle School operates within the Paulding County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 793 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 793 students
J. A. Dobbins Middle School Total Students (1997-2015)
Gender % J. A. Dobbins Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
J. A. Dobbins Middle School Total Teachers (1997-2015)
Students by Grade J. A. Dobbins Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
J. A. Dobbins Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1998-2014)
Asian
1%
4%
J. A. Dobbins Middle School Asian Students (2004-2015)
Hispanic
10%
14%
J. A. Dobbins Middle School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
32%
37%
J. A. Dobbins Middle School Black Students (1997-2015)
White
52%
42%
J. A. Dobbins Middle School White Students (1997-2015)
Hawaiian
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J. A. Dobbins Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
5%
3%
J. A. Dobbins Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.62 0.41
J. A. Dobbins Middle School Diversity Score (1997-2015)
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.
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J. A. Dobbins Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
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.
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J. A. Dobbins Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Paulding County School District's student population of 28,488 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,596 in this district is less than the state average of $9,769. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,455 is less than the state average of $9,774. The district spending/student has declined by 16% over four years.
School District Name Paulding County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
33
5
Number of Students Managed 28,488 3,306
Paulding County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $244 MM $32 MM
Paulding County School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $240 MM $32 MM
Paulding County School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $8,596 $9,769
Paulding County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $8,455 $9,774
Paulding County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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