I am currently a Senior at Dobson and I can honestly say that I am really going to miss this school. Every teacher I've had has been phenomenal, they obviously love their job and especially love their students. Arizona has a reputation for having the worst schools in the country, if that is in fact true, rest assured that Dobson is a diamond in the ruff. But where the true quality of this school shines brightest is in the extracurricular activities. The sports programs are thriving, and the music department is the greatest in the state and among the best in the country, I myself play in the band and it's been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. If that is hard to believe, feel free to attend a few concerts. I wouldn't trade my experience and knowledge gained at Dobson for anything.
I'm currently a senior at Dobson High and can honestly say that Dobson in general is a good school to attend. I'm in two choirs this year, not only because I like performing, but because Dobson has possibly the best high school music program in the state. Just last year, Mr.Evans, was named music educator of the year. Not only that, but the concert choir and full symphonic orchestra took 1st place in a national competition this past year. Dobson is also very accomodating for Honors students, and allows for the accelerated student to really excel. Dobson's teachers, in general, are above average, but there are also many teachers who teach regular classes that are way below par. Socially I've found Dobson to be very relaxed, and that cliques don't exist at all. We're a pretty friendly school. A new Principal came this year, so I can't give an opinion yet.
Dobson has incredible academic programs. There are many opportunities for students to delve into learning. The teachers instructing students are among the best and their high level of commitment to students' learning is a model that should be followed statewide. This school has it all...academics, athletics, and fine arts. Mesa is fortunate to have the Dobson community within its city limits.
The music and extra-curricular programs are phenomenal! Most students can quickly find a place on campus where they feel comfortable. Other academic teams, such as Academic Decathalon, Math Team, Speech and Debate, and We The People, are worthy investments. The music program does well to work together as a department, and none of the three programs (band, orchestra, choir) overshadow eachother, but rather work to supplement eachother. With all that said and done, the quality of teachers is severely lacking.
Dobson High School is overall an excellent school. Academics are strong, with a wide variety of course offerings. There are also many extracurricular opportunities available to students that are competitive among the best. One major complaint about Dobson High School is lack of teacher quality. There are a few very good teachers but only a few. . However, while there is room for improvement, Dobson High School is a good school to attend.
My daughter homeschools, but takes Chemistry at Dobson. We really like the teachers, and she is doing well. Dobson has been very accomadating with regards to her absences due to surgery, etc. Although I would hesitate sending her fulltime, we have been pleased with the classes she has taken there.
Dobson is the school to attend if your child is interested in excellence in academics, performing arts, and athletics. The teachers are knowledgable, the staff friendly, and the coaches dedicated. Dobson is the epitome of excellenc, and I am glad my student has the opportunity to attend.
My whole family went to dobson high school and are very happy with the teachers and the level of education provided.
As a former student, I loved Dobson! I am actually from the Gilbert Unified District, but I am extremely happy that I attended Dobson. My experience first at Hendrix and then at Dobson was much more enriching and enjoyable and productive than at Gilbert schools. I learned a large quantity and everything has helped me prepare for college. I thank all of the teachers and staff and highly recommend Dobson High School.
Dobson High School is a great school. They have so many things for the kids to do like chorus, band, orchestra, sports, etc.
Dobson High is a high quality school with many programs for gifted students as well as ungifted students. The music program is excellent.
Dobson has high academic standards and great performing arts classes. The music programs always earn high accolades at competitions.
It is a very good school the staff is very friendly and the kids are ver open minded.
I find the techers at Dobson to be experienced and highly motivated to continue in their carreer ladder. I have no experience in the sports or arts but the teams and coaches perform with honor. Most parents work and I have not seen a lot of parent physical envolvement, however, never a need to ask twice for donations.
I love this school. I have graduated and now my son is gradution. Great job.
Dobson is a spacious, open school. There are so many students and so many extra-curricular activities to choose from. Many experienced, awesome teachers. Safety is a big concern, expecially at lunch time with their open campus at lunch. Good teacher/parent communication.
Two children have graduated from Dobson and moved on to ASU. Daughter has 3.8 at ASU after first year. Still have two left attending Dobson. The teachers, staff, and programs have been excellent! I am extremely impressed with every aspect of their education.
My daughter graduated May of '03' and is at ASU now.The eduacation that Dobson provided to her was outstanding. She is MORE than prepared for college. She is wondering when it will become a 'Challenge for her?'
For the parent thinking about sending their 5th grader to Dobson: Testing experts caution parents not to assume that the scores, high or low, truly reflect a child's progress or a school's quality. Parents need to visit the school and examine what's being taught, said Jeanne Miyaska of WestEd, an education research laboratory. 'A parent ought to get beyond a single test score before they make a judgment,' Miyaska said. 'When you look at a score in a newspaper, it's difficult to interpret what's going on at the school.'
We are about to graduate our second boy from Dobson. Great school, terrific values, excellent parent involvement, good facilities, wonderful teachers. Can't say enough. Who needs private education?
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