This school is named after the man who owned the land on which it now sits, J.A. Dobbins, a bus driver of 38 years. Prior to the school's March 1997 opening, students were schooled at East Paulding and South Paulding middle schools.
This is the mission statement of Dobbins Middle: "Engaging our students to be lifelong learners in a safe environment while promoting academic success and sharing responsibility in order to create excellence."
- Fax: 770-439-1672
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 4 pm
- Handicap Accessible: Parking, ramp
- Founding Date: March 1997
- Number of students: 912
- Male-to-female ratio: 429:483
- Public/Private: Public
- Accreditation/licenses: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 85
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Participates in Relay for Life, Pennies for Paulding, Paulding Christmas and a canned food drive.
- Grade levels: 6-8
- Special education: Yes
- Uniforms: No
- Features: Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Extracurricular activities available: Band, Chorus
- Student clubs: Yearbook, Academic Bowl, History Club, Science Club, Art Club, Robotics Club