Dobie High School
J. Frank Dobie High School is a public secondary school located in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1968, it is named after the Texas writer of the same name. It follows a standard high school model serving grades 9 through 12 and is the largest school in the Pasadena Independent School District. The school mascots are Louie and Lucy the Longhorns and the official colors are orange and white, similar to that of the University of Texas at Austin.
Dobie High School was originally located at 11111 Beamer Rd. However, overcrowding problems at the Beamer campus and the rapidly growing population in the South Belt area lead city officials and voters to pass a $199.05 million bond in February 2000. This included a new 490,000-square-foot (46,000 m2) location to be built at 10220 Blackhawk Blvd which opened in 2003.
The original Beamer location is now occupied by Beverly Hills Intermediate School.
In 2014 PISD announced plans to create a 9th grade center in order to reduce overcrowding at Dobie High. In 2015 the district revealed the design plans for the 9th grade center, and groundbreaking occurred in August 2016.
Athletics, Clubs, and Organizations
Athletics offered at Dobie High School include:
- Athletic trainers
- Cross Country
- Power Lifting
Dobie High School also offers various clubs and organizations including:
- Academic Decathlon (ACDEC)
- Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC)
- Art Club
- Best Buddies
- Business Professionals of America (BPA)
- Color Guard
- Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
- Environmental Science
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
- Future Farmers of America (FFA)
- French Club
- German Club
- Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
- Latin Club
- Math Club
- National Hispanic Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Science Club
- Senior Hearts
- Skills USA
- Speech/Debate Team
- Spanish Club
- Student Council
- Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)
- Thespian Society
Dobie High School has a standardized dress code and students are required to wear identification badges above the waist on a lanyard on campus.
The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.
Feeder Schools and Neighborhoods served by Dobie High School
- Robert E. Marling, Jr. - 1974 graduate; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Woodforest Financial Group, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Woodforest National Bank.
- Gawain Guy - 1981 graduate; participant in the 1984 Summer Olympics for Jamaica
- Ken Howery - 1993 graduate; Stanford graduate, co-founder of PayPal and co-founder of The Founders Fund
- Heather Ogilvie - 1996 graduate; Miss Texas USA 2000
- Christa Lee Williams - 1996 graduate; gold medalist at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics (softball)
- Lionel Dotson - NFL player, free agent having played for the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and Denver Broncos.
- Karima Christmas - 2007 graduate; professional basketball player for the WNBA's Indiana Fever, 2012 WNBA Champions
- Robert Flores - SportsCenter anchor, Fantasy Football Now co-host
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- Orozco, Y.C. (2016-08-09). "Dobie breaks ground on ninth grade campus". Pasadena Citizen at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
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