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Welcome to Dobyns-Bennett High School

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:

It is a pleasure and a privilege to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. The start of a new school year is always filled with excitement, as each year brings the promise of new beginnings, goals, accomplishments and opportunities.  Dobyns-Bennett High School has built a solid foundation based on academic, athletic, and extracurricular excellence throughout our district, region, state and nation. It is our goal to provide world class educational experiences to our students. The faculty and staff at Dobyns-Bennett are dedicated to building on this tradition by providing a quality and rigorous education to our students.

I encourage our students to take advantage of all Dobyns-Bennett has to offer. Our students are going to have excellent academic and extracurricular opportunities throughout this school year.  The first and best opportunity is to take challenging courses. The rigor of these courses will prepare them not just to get into the college of their choice or to land the job of their choice, but to excel above most others in those endeavors. Success beyond high school is not based on natural ability as much as it is built on a strong work ethic and a focus on hard work and improvement. Students who take challenging courses in high school and work hard to be successful in those classes will be able draw upon those experiences to overcome the difficult situations they will undoubtedly face in college and/or the workforce.

Culture, climate and community are also very important elements for a successful school experience.  A safe learning environment is required for students to maximize their learning potential.  We are determined to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students within an environment of mutual respect among our school family.  I ask our students, parents, staff and community supporters to embrace these ideals as we start a new school year.  Part of this commitment requires everyone to stop and think before they speak, verify information (rumors) before they act and behave and present themselves in ways that uphold our values, respect their peers and make Dobyns-Bennett the best school we can be. 


We have a significant change to work this year.  We will break ground in October on our new science and technology addition.  This addition will bring significant changes to our campus.  The construction phase is expected to last for 15 months and will require changes to some of our processes and procedures. We will fully communicate these changes as plans with our contractors are finalized.


I look forward to supporting our students so they maximize their time and experiences at Dobyns-Bennett. Please feel free to make contact with me if I can help you or your family in any way possible.  I know together we will do great things at Dobyns-Bennett this year.



Chris Hampton


Dobyns-Bennett High School

(423) 378-8400/ (423) 378-8535 (fax)

Dr. Chris Hampton
(423)  378-8405