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4667 Umbria St

Philadelphia, PA 19127

(215) 487-4460

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 300

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Dobson James School

I am the same parent who submitted a review on June 2, 2009, and my opinion of Dobson has not changed at all. I love Dobson! My kids are now in 4th and 8th grade and they come home from school happy everyday and that means the world to me. The staff really cares about the development and academic ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/27/13

Dobson truly is a gem. Small and friendly with an extremely involved home and school association. I was concerned about sending my child to public school with all of the cut backs and issues going on with the district, but Dobson has by far exceeded my expectations and my child is thriving there. This ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

The school exceeding my expectations. My daughter was transferred to school from charter school. The employees really cares about the students and there is parent involvement that matters.

Posted by a parent on 08/25/13

Dobson is a great public school. I think the staff really want to see each child succeed. As a parent with 3 children attending Dobson, I can honestly say that each teacher has managed to have a handle on where each child is academically, what assitance they might need & how to get & keep them motivated ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/11/10

Im currently a student at Dobson,and I love being there!People aren't sure about sending their children to a public school,but picky parents,Dobson is the best exception.We've made AYP every year since 2002.We are the #1 elementary in the west region.The teachers are friendly,polite,and I promise you ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/08/09

No human is perfect therefore no school can be perfect. My child attends school there. Yes Dobson has its good points, hence the 4 star rating, but if your child gets one 'strike' be prepared to be branded for the rest of your time at Dobson, although they say its not on the permanent record.

Posted by a parent on 05/20/09

My son is new at this school, but I love it already. The teachers are very intuned to his needs as well as other staff members in the school. They seem very supportive and the additional help they offer is wonderful. I am grateful to have a child at this school

Posted by a parent on 10/01/08

This school is a gem. Children are focused on learning at Dobson. The principal and teachers support the arts (e.g., theatre, music) and recreation. Individual needs and diversity are recognized. The building interior is immaculate, bright and cheery. I have paid for private schools and gotten less. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/02/07

Exceptional parental participation, teachers who appear to take responsibility for presenting information in such a manner that children with different styles of learning can be successful, a principal who visibly supports the students, parents and teachers by sharing herself (being involved) are a few ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/17/07

Dobson is a small school with a very 'homey' feeling. Teachers know all students by name. The reading teacher is excellent; she know all the kids reading level and uses many innovative programs. The librarian is outstanding; the library is a hub of activity. Teachers are very strong. The specual ed teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/03/06

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Test Year: 2012
Dobson James School
Philadelphia City School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Philadelphia schools — Dobson James School is located at 4667 Umbria St, Philadelphia PA 19127. 4667 Umbria St is in the 19127 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Dobson James School is the Philadelphia City School District. Dobson James School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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