Cosmetology

Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical High School

City Wide Admission


2150 W. Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19132

Main:
215-227-4421
Web:
www.philasd.org/schools/dobbins
The mission of Dobbins Technical High School is to: prepare our students for an evolving global marketplace through rigorous academic, career, and technical instruction; allow for intellectual and personal growth in a diverse and challenging environment, providing a broad array of academic and career-oriented programs designed
to connect directly to the real world; and provide academic and career-based skills needed to pursue higher education or a career in a competitive global market, all with the goal of graduating productive and contributing citizens.

Program Info:

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills related to experiences in a variety of beauty treatments including the care and enhancement of the condition of hair, complexion and hands. Instruction includes training in giving shampoos, rinses and scalp treatments; hair styling, setting, cutting, dyeing, tinting and bleaching; permanent waving; facials; manicuring; and hand and arm massaging. Bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, salon and product management, including record keeping and customer relations, is a focus of the curriculum. Students also receive instruction in providing services to chronically ill and special needs clients and explore potential careers in the Health Industry. To adequately prepare students for employment in the Hair & Beauty Industry, these programs adhere to all ethical and professionals standards of the industry as mandated by the PA State Board of Cosmetology. Under the supervision of licensed and credentialed instructors, students participate in the actual operation of schoolbased salons and cater to real clients to gain the customer service and management skills required to become professionals in this exciting industry. In addition, students intern in salons to gain valuable on-thejob training and experience. Instruction is designed to qualify students for the PA State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A, B, or C



Program NotesAn instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills related to experiences in a variety of beauty treatments including the care and enhancement of the condition of hair, complexion and hands. Instruction includes training in giving shampoos, rinses and scalp treatments; hair styling, setting, cutting, dyeing, tinting and bleaching; permanent waving; facials; manicuring; and hand and arm massaging. Bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, salon and product management, including record keeping and customer relations, is a focus of the curriculum. Students also receive instruction in providing services to chronically ill and special needs clients and explore potential careers in the Health Industry. To adequately prepare students for employment in the Hair & Beauty Industry, these programs adhere to all ethical and professionals standards of the industry as mandated by the PA State Board of Cosmetology. Under the supervision of licensed and credentialed instructors, students participate in the actual operation of schoolbased salons and cater to real clients to gain the customer service and management skills required to become professionals in this exciting industry. In addition, students intern in salons to gain valuable on-thejob training and experience. Instruction is designed to qualify students for the PA State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank11th of 26
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ProgressINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ClimateWATCH
Performance Tier: College & CareerWATCH
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years84%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates(Not Available)
School Culture
Student Attendance91%
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AttendanceNo more than 10 absences; no more than 10 instances of lateness on most recent final report card
BehaviorNo negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment(Not Available)
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Demographics
Black 89.11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 8.42%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
Two or More Races 0%
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General Information
School TypeCity Wide Admission
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersAllegheny West FoundationDeliverance Evangelistic ChurchHealth PartnersSenator Shirley M. Kitchen
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAdvanced PlacementTechnology Club
CTE Courses and ProgramsBarbering
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 10%Future Buisness Leaders of America (FBLA)Skills USA
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingCheerleadingCross CountryFootballSoccerSoftballTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, Girls
ArtsPoetry Club
MediaFilm Club
STEMRobotics Club
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipNational Honor SocietyStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
Other(Not Available)