Dobson High School

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Dobson High School
Mesa, Arizona
United States
Coordinates 33°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
Type Public secondary
Motto We Can All Do It!
Established 1981
Principal Tamara Addis
Faculty 237
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,763 (October 1, 2012)[1]
School color(s)          Silver and blue
Athletics Badminton, 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
Mascot Mustang

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. Dobson's enrollment tops out at 2,763 students, making it the 11th-largest high school in Arizona.

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, Eric Cruz, Jason Lindsay, Tyler Dumas, and Scott Mohn, comprise the rest of the administration.

Notable alumni[edit]