Thank You for the Warm Welcome and an Engaging Week One. Read Dr. Watlington’s message HERE
Learn more about his 100 Day Priorities HERE and share your thoughts and ideas about our School District with him HERE.

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Welcome to James Dobson Elementary School!

A Message from the Principal

Dear Dobson School Families:

Thank you for your partnership in making our 2021-2022 school year a great one. While navigating challenges of the pandemic, we increased our academic outcomes and created such fond memories for our students. I look forward to another great year with continuous improvement.

Please check back in August for updates for the 2022-2023 school year. Below are summer reading lists and important dates to help you plan ahead.

Have a safe, joyful and restful summer!

Yours in Partnership,
Dr. Williams-Lawani





Please click here for Dobson School Supply Lists for 22-23.

Please click here for our Uniform Policy.

Please take the Before-care Needs Survey here by July 15, 2022.


SDP Summer Reading List 2022 (By Grade Band)

K-2 Summer Reading List

3-5 Summer Reading List 

6-8 Summer Reading List



Get started with planning for the upcoming 22-23 school year by marking these important dates (August – October) in your calendar and checking back in August for other important updates, including school supplies. You can find important dates for the full academic year by clicking here.

School Start Time: 9:00 AM
School End Time: 3:39 PM

Our Vision

To provide a high-quality education that develops the curiosity and talents of our students while fostering agency to make a positive impact in their community and the world around them.

Our Mission

James Dobson Elementary School is a small, inclusive school community that cultivates the foundation of lifelong learning by fostering high expectations through authentic and meaningful instruction. We value working together with our families, neighbors and partners to continuously reach higher heights in each child’s educational experience. Our school develops the individuality of the whole child through our three main pillars: Respect, Empathy, and Integrity.