The school itself is alright. Kids are fairly descent but the school is really outdated and the campus is slowly withering away. The football team is an absolute joke, GO COACH JACOBSON! No really, please go away coach. On average, all their sports teams tend to be mediocre at best. Band and speech/debate are the actual strength here. Staff for the greater part is caring but tensions are running high as the school district is falling apart from the top down. The last three years we have seen enrollment drop an average of 2300 kids each year, which puts the district in dire financial turmoil. If ya got a choice, send your kids to Tempe, they're more stable.
Great extracurricular activities and clubs - like Speech and Debate, Language clubs, Dance. Their Band and Orchestra groups are awesome.
Dobon High School takes a student wanting to excel and to do their best, and gives them oppertunities that anyone could just stumble upon. I have been apart of Dobson's performing arts, which are among the finest anyone could ask for. After joining clubs that involve the mentally disabled classes i know that the teachers there are superb and doing the best they can. Also the honors,CP, AA, AP, etc. classes are designed to prepare students for what they will be facing as they are in the years that will shape the rest of their life. Dobson as well has a good selection of languages that are offered to the students, all of which are a good stepping stone to a college. Dobson is a great school that has an excellent number of good aspects.
I attended this school 10 years ago and it set me up for my full ride scholarship to Northern Arizona University! Dobson gave me the foundation to pursue my dream career.
Three of my grandchildren have attended Dobson High. I feel the faculty is some of the best in the country.
All of the parents that are ragging on Dobson obviously have little insight. Dobson is an amazing school. Excellent teachers. I currently attend Dobson and couldn't ask for a better place to learn. And for the parents who are complaining about students writing reviews on this website: Don't we as students know better than anyone the way that dobson works and the oppurtunities it offers? Any student who wants to learn has a great oppurtunity at Dobson. It is your job as a parent to light a fire under your child, that is not the job of the teacher. Especially in high school.
good school.learning deparment perfect 10 out of 10 for dobson! go mustangs!
It seems that the good ratings are from Students who think that they are better than those who do not get good grades or did not have the best experience. I was under the impression that this was a parent review. Well being a Parent having one child graduate with honors at a different high school and the other have very disinterested teachers and a not so good faculty at Dobson. As well as a not so good learning experience. I would have to say that Dobson failed my second student. It can't be the Theory of the parenting if one was honor role and the other wasn't. fortunately the promise of an education is not just for kids that it comes easy to. Therefore good teachers should be prepared to teach every individual student and realize their individual needs. My student enjoyed the music program.
I teach at the college level. I have graduate multiple degrees, most from top 15 programs. Dobson was a great school about 4-5 years ago. Today it is so bad I am pulling my child out. They teach only to tests. The teachers are incompetent and confuse academic rigor and care with demeaning and intellectually abusing the students. This results in poorly prepared student that dislike learning.prepared
I love this school! They actually invite parents to be a part of the campus and excel in community relations. Their extracurricular activities are excellent and they have more clubs than any other school in the valley.
my son goes to dobson and i would not have him go to any other school the music department is one of the best in the state and they do show they care for the students
Dobson did a great job in preparing my son for college. His scores earned him an academic scholarship to one of the top engineering schools in the nation. Not only is he ready for this challenge, he is confident and looking forward to it, thank-you Dobson.
I am currently a student at Dobson, and yes, some teachers seems disinterested, but that's only when students aren't driven. I've taught summer schools and know there is nothing worse than seeing a bunch of interested students, and then trying to act interested in them. When the class is involved, the courses are amazing. The teachers are extremely intelligent and encourage free-thinking and enlightenment to reach conclusions. The staff attends to each students needs and strives to allow every student to achieve greatness. Dobson also has unrivaled school pride and the clubs offered at Dobson are top-notch. Environmental clubs, sports clubs, academic clubs all aim to better, not only our community, but also society as a whole. I can honestly say that I am proud to be a Mustang due to the great staff, courses, and clubs.
I attended Dobson High School and graduated in 2006. In my opinion, this school has everything that a good parent should be looking for. If a student puts effort into their classes and studies, they will succeed. However, students who don't put in there all should attend another school. This school is to prepare you for college, not to goof around. Even so, students who do put in there all, have a good time and are able to goof around when appropriate. Dobson is a great school. It prepares you for the things you'll need to be successful in life.
All of these parents below who talk about Dobson as being a place where your kid wont learn anything obviously don't have very driven kids. I am a proud senior at Dobson who has worked very very hard to recieve good grades because of the rigorous coursework and challenging classes. I have had some amazing teachers who have done nothing but prepare me for college classes and have had others who teach college classes currently. If your child has an educational disability then I cant speak for them, but if you have a student who is eager to learn much like I am, they should have no problem preparing for college. Don't rag on a school you know little about, please. Dobson is a great school and that is why it gets top marks year after year.
Horrible adminstration, arrogant disinsterested teachers, illusory rating. Your honor student, an average stuent will be ignored. Sorry, I woul not sen my kids (3) here again.
The staff and faculty seem to not want to be bothered with giving the best education. There a a few good teachers but overall the admin and most teachers seem to not want to teach. If your child has any learning disabilities, don't send her here. She will be on her own. Music program seems selective. Faculty very defensive and not supportive.
In addition to the excellent AP teaching staff, Dobson also has a wide variety of excellent extracurricular events. Their speech and debate team especially creates an inviting and fulfilling atmosphere for students.
My son is a sophomore at Dobson High School. I deliberately bought a home in the Dobson area because of the school, upon moving into the area. I have found the staff to be extremely helpful and courteous, and the faculty responsive and dedicated. Perhaps most importantly, my son loves it. And that is critical to success.
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