About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Dobson Academy the - A Ball Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
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All Grades Reading Performance
Dobson Academy the - A Ball Charter School Reviews
Not for any student with special needs
My daughter attended from 2010-2012, and had no major problems at Dobson Academy. She would give them 4 stars.
My son attended from 2010-2014. They did not implement his 504 plan when we moved here. I was asking for help from teachers starting in the first quarter. I would e-mail (which THEY said was the best way to communicate with them) and maybe 1 out of 4 teachers would get back to me. He will avoid homework in any way he can conceive of! I only asked for teachers to monitor that assignments were written in his planner each night. That way I knew what was going on in classes, and what was due, and when. They might check for a day or 2 after I requested it, but within a week, he was right back in detention because some assignment was not finished or turned in. I was trying everything I could do alone to check assignments each day.
If your child is self motivated, and will turn in work with little extra monitoring on the teacher's part; this may be an OK school for you. I they need help writing down assignments, frequent communication between parents and teachers, or following up on with big projects, I would NOT send your child here.