Dobson High School

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Dobson High School
Location
Mesa, Arizona
United States
Coordinates33°21′44″N 111°52′05″W / 33.36222°N 111.86806°W / 33.36222; -111.86806Coordinates: 33°21′44″N 111°52′05″W / 33.36222°N 111.86806°W / 33.36222; -111.86806
Information
TypePublic secondary
MottoWe Can All Do It!
Established1981
PrincipalTamara Addis
Grades9-12
Number of students2,639 (2015-16)[1]
School color(s)         Silver and blue
AthleticsBadminton, baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, cheer, boys' and girls' cross country, football, boys' and girls' golf, pom, boys' and girls' soccer, softball, boys' and girls' swim and dive,boys' and girls' tennis, boys' and girls' track and field, boys' and girls' volleyball, wrestling
MascotMustang
Website

Dobson High School is a public high school located in Mesa, Arizona, United States. It is one of six high schools in Mesa Public Schools and serves grades 9-12. Rhodes and Summit Academy feed students into Dobson. The school's mascot is a Mustang and the school colors are royal blue and silver.

Opened in 1981, Dobson sits on 84 acres (340,000 m2) of public land. The school is named after the Dobson family, who moved to the area in 1886 and established a large ranch which includes the land where the school is now located.[2]

In the 1986-87 school year, it was honored as a Blue Ribbon school.[3]

In 2009, President Barack Obama made a speech at the school, announcing a mortgage relief plan.[4]

Two episodes of MTV's Made have been filmed on campus.

The current principal is Tamara Addis. Four assistant principals, Tyler Dumas, Gabrielle Buckley, Christina R. Sweador, and Scott Mohn, comprise the rest of the administration.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dobson High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-04. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
  4. ^ http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2009/02/15/20090215stim-obamavisit0216.html
  5. ^ "#32 Mickey McConnell". Saint Mary's College Gaels. Saint Mary's College of California. Retrieved June 16, 2011.