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!


Octavias Barnes - Senior of the Month

Congratulations to Barbering Senior Octavias Barnes who was selected by the School District as a Senior of the Month for February! Along with being ranked #1 in the Senior Class, Octavias runs track and has been accepted to Howard University on a Legacy Scholarship. To find out more, watch this video from the School District. (The section about Octavias starts at 3:25). 


Report Cards

Report cards were given out to students in school on Tuesday, February 18th. Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact the teachers for individual telephone or face to face conferences.


Parent and Family Partnership Meetings

Murrell Dobbins CTE High School is part of the School District of Philadelphia's Learning Network 4. On Tuesday, January 28th, Dobbins will be hosting the Kick Off Parent and Family Partnership Meeting from 5:00-6:30 pm. Any and all parents and family members are invited to attend. If you are interested, please fill out this form and return it to the main office.


Keystone Exam Information

The Keystone Exams are approaching and there is important information for all students and parents regarding policies and procedures. Please take the time to read each document below to learn what is expected during the testing period.

Information for Parents or Guardians: Parents and guardians should review this list of frequently asked questions regarding the Keystone Exams. 

Student Code of Conduct: Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately during testing. Please refew to this list of what to do and what not to do during the administration of the Keystone Exams. 

Cell Phone Policy: Use of cell phones at any time during the administration of the Keystone Exams is prohibited. Please review these rules and policies before the testing period. 


The Flame and Steel is Open!

Murrell Dobbins CTE High School is please to announce thatThe Flame and Steel Restaurant has opened for the year. The restaurant will be open Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. To make outside reservations, please call the school at 215.227.4421 and leave a message at least one week in advance. Please take the time to come out and support our students!


Uniform Shirts

Effective October 1st, students will need to purchase their uniform shirts at Uniform Villa in Baker's Centre (2920 Roberts Street, across for Shoprite). All students are expected to be in full uniform by October 15th. Students who do not have a full uniform yet should wear black pants and the appropriate color shirt.


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.



Important Dates

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


Full School Year Calendar


February 2014

17: President's Day - No School 


April 2014

14: Spring Recess - No School

15-17: School Will Be Open - Snow Makeup Days

18: Spring Recess - No School


May 2014

20: Election Day - Staff Only

26: Memorial Day - No School 



Athletic Code of Conduct 

1. Athletic Eligibility Requirements: Athletes must maintain a 2.0 grade point average each semester. Failures will not be accepted.

2. Classroom Attendance Requirements: No cuts during athletic season. For every cut you will lose eligibility for the next game regardless of the game. You will also miss practice for 1 week for each cut. Any athlete missing (2) games will automatically be suspended from the team.

3. School Attendance Requirements: 20 or more absences, Excused or Unexcused, during the semester will make you ineligible. You must come to school 45 consecutive days to regain your eligibility.

4. School Suspensions: Any athlete suspended from school may lose his/her athletic eligibility upon the discretion of the Athletic Director/Principal.