Dobbins AVT High School

2150 West Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 227-4421

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Public Grades 9-12 759 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dobbins AVT High School is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Dobbins AVT High School is Mr Charles Whiting. 759 students go to Dobbins AVT High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 759 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dobbins AVT High School is 14:1. Carver High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 56%
Hispanic 5% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 0.7% 14%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school my daughter has been there for 4 years she graduates this year ty for making it a good experience for her.

  • (6 years ago)

    they have lots of things to do to keep kids off the streets

  • (6 years ago)

    Best technical Vocational school in the Philadelphia area with lasting camaradarie

  • (6 years ago)

    I 'love' my school so much i mean it motivates me so much make me wanna graduate.Dobbins is a wonderful school where young aldults are continuosly getting pushed foward closer to there success Sharneice' 2011

  • (7 years ago)

    dobbins is a great school..... It's just the kids dont put much effort int their work. It seems as if they lost their motivation.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are great. But I would never send my son to this school ever. The school is Bad. No one can control those kids. I went to this school in 2003. I would not recommend this school to no one.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Dobbins AVT High school and I think the school does a great job of preparing its students for the future. I live in Texas where the curriculm is horrible. Many students graduate and have to take remedial courses. Dobbins prepares its students for college and the workforce. I am now an employee at ConocoPhillips in Houston TX. Thank you Dobbins/Randolph AVT High School!

  • (12 years ago)

    my child goes to the Dobbins campus and the school was just a disater last year it was fire after fire but really sometimes the school is good one thing they need to really work on is extracurricular activites if your not playing basketball football baseball or being a cheerleader it's nothing for you to do and I think that is just sad

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