J. A. Dobbins Middle School is a part of the Paulding County School District that serves students of grades six through eight. The school is a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school s curriculum offers various subjects, including science, language arts, English, social studies, physical education and computers. The institution also offers classes in dance, photography, music and visual arts. The school has a subscription to TeachingBooks.net, a multimedia Web site that provides audio excerpts of book readings, and profiles of authors and illustrators. The institution s athletic department provides several sports, such as football, softball, volleyball, soccer and tennis. The school is located in Powder Springs, Ga.