J. A. Dobbins Middle School
The 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 opening, students had to attend East Paulding and South Paulding middle schools.
The mission statement of J. A. Dobbins Middle School is: "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; Sat - Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: Handicapped parking available
- Founding Date: 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 and chorus
- Student clubs: Yearbook, Academic Bowl, History Club, Science Club, Art Club, Robotics Club.