Murrell Dobbins CTE High School

Toni Damon, Ed.D.

2150 W. Lehigh Ave
Philadelphia PA 19132
Phone: 215-227-4421

Today's Scholars,
   Tomorrow's Leaders

Welcome to Dobbins!

Welcome to Dobbins!


Welcome students, friends, and families of Murrell Dobbins CTE HS to the 2014-2015 school year!

The following are a few updates:

Fall sports begin next week 8/11/14.

Coaches will meet with the students at the school at 9:00am:
Girls Soccer- Ms. Harrington
Girls Volleyball- Mrs. Goodman
Football- Mr. Sullivan
Cross country - TBD
Competing Cheer-TBD

Remember all students must have a physical in order to practice.


New Student Orientation

All new students are required to attend the new student orientation 9/4/14 from 10am-12:00pm. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.


First day of school 9/8/14 at 7:30am. All students are expected to be in uniform beginning the first day. Grades 8 & 10, grey Dobbins shirt. Grades 11 & 12 red or black Dobbins shirt. All students black bottoms; no tights and no short shirts.

Returning students can view their schedules online beginning 8/29/14. Schedules will be available for pick up 9/18/14 from 9:00am-11:00am.




  • Academic: Grades of A, B, and C only
  • Attendance: No more than 10 absences and latenesses
  • Discipline: No record 

For more information fill out the Contact Us form only. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. 


Uniform Shirts

Students can purchase their uniform shirts at Uniform Villa in Baker's Centre (2920 Roberts Street, across from Shoprite). All students are expected to be in full uniform every day.


Teacher Qualifications

Dobbins is a school that receives Federal Title 1 Funding. Parents have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers and instructional paraprofessionals who instruct their children. Please read this letter from the School District for more information.



Message from the Principal

Dr. Toni Damon - PrincipalWelcome to the Dobbins Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School website. In our efforts to maintain high standards of excellence, we rely on the support of students, parents, alumni and the community at large. Excellence is at the forefront of all that we do.


At Dobbins CTE HS, we seek daily to carry out the mission of our school, which is to prepare our students for an evolving global marketplace through rigorous CTE instruction. As further indicated by the mission statement, through a student-centered approach, we will continue to provide challenging academic and CTE courses that will enable our students to continue their education beyond high school as well, go directly enter the workforce; whichever they choose! Because we educate students of varying abilities and backgrounds, and we believe all students can learn and reach high levels of achievement. Thus we strive to create a climate of success for all students and endeavor to provide numerous safety nets as we stretch our students to achieve excellence. We further believe that all students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community at large must join in assuming responsibility for students' success.


Efforts are presently underway to increase the level of safety at the school. Parents and students are encouraged to join forces with us as we seek to make Dobbins a safe place for students. There will be no tolerance for fighting, obscene language, vulgar or disrespectful conduct, and use or possession of weapons, drugs, and related paraphernalia. Dobbins CTE HS will be a safe place for learning where students achieve success and prepare for meaningful careers.


I pledge my wholehearted support to improving student achievement at Dobbins and I ask for the cooperation of all students, parents, staff and the wider community. To that end, I invite you to check our newly redesigned website and stop in and meet me anytime. Let's work together!




Dr. Damon

Important Dates

For a complete school year calendar, go to the School District of Philadelphia website.


September 2014

8: First Day for Students