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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Dobson High School is an above average, public school located in Mesa, AZ. It has 2,517 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
1501 W Guadalupe
Mesa, AZ 85202
Telephone
(480) 472-0200
Website
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Dobson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1130
209 responses
Average ACT
24
83 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,155
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 149 responses
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  • Pep assemblies
    17%
  • Any and all plays, FNL, and senior ditch day
    16%
  • Sporting events
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Conference was nice but was removed.
    10%
  • Concerts
    7%
  • School wide competitions
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,517
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,248
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,431/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Overall, your experience at Dobson is going to be a hit or miss situation. Personally I feel the Counselors do NOT know what they are doing, and often set things aside. Few teachers seem to be at an age where they forget where they put things, often making it impossible for others to learn. With that said, there are plenty of good things about Dobson. The environment Is often bright and supportive! The staff are impeccably nice. And teachers are seen not only looking out for one another, but for students as well. As I said above Dobson is a hit or miss ,hence why I gave 3/5 stars.
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Dobson High is a place where you come to school and people constantly motivate you to do more, go places, go to college! Dobson has a huge community of people willing and ready to help you plan for the future. However some of the teachers aren't as great, as there are always a few at every school, but there are many who are there for you too. Dobson allows you to ability to strive and do great things. Overall Dobson Highschool has given me nothing but a good comfortable experience. Most of the students here too have helped if I was lost or excluded by others. They one thing I would like to see change is for Dobson to encourage students to get more hands on. A brief announcement in the morning you most the time can't even hear is hard to get excited about, but doing outside club activities is an experience I would hope everyone can have.
Something I love about Dobson High school is how much school spirit there is! It amazes me to see how proud everyone there is of our school. I also enjoy seeing how the teachers make sure to show us that they are excited to be there to teach instead of moping around. The security guards there are also very friendly and make me feel safe in my own school.