Dobie Middle School


Dobie Middle School will receive a Phase 1 (of 2-3) modernization as part of the 2022 Bond. The project design is anticipated to begin in fall 2023 and open in spring 2026. The Campus Architectural Team, composed of campus staff, parents and community members, will work with the district and project team to determine the scope of the modernization in order to best meet the needs of Dobie’s students, staff and community.

Dobie will also receive a secure entry vestibule and improvements to HVAC, electrical, roofing and plumbing. 

Follow the link to view the campus FAQ in Spanish

Community Meeting Update

Dobie Middle School’s conceptual community meeting was held on Saturday, April 6, 2024. 

  • During Dobie MS' 50th anniversary celebration, the project team presented an overview of its modernization project to the families in attendance.
  • The project team shared information on the work that they have been doing with the Campus Architectural Team (CAT). 
  • Community feedback was collected on the development of the project.

Some images of the school’s design that were shared during the meeting are pictured below. More detailed renderings can be located within the meeting presentation.

Design of the school and field
Design of the first floor Campus Concept Plan
Design of the second floor Campus Concept Plan


Meeting Item  English  Spanish
Recording Meeting Recording 04/06/24 (ENG)  Meeting Recording 04/06/24 (ESP)
Presentation Materials 04/06/24 (ENG) Materials 04/06/24 (ESP)

For meeting materials from earlier community meetings, please visit the document archive. 

Roxanne Walker, Principal 

Alana Urbano, Teacher 

Alastair MacPhail, Teacher 

Laura Cheeks, Teacher 

Laura Smetzer, Teacher 

Maile Noble, Student

Natalie Maul-Graham, Teacher 

Noel Solomon, Teacher 

Ty Wellman, Staff

Historically Underutilized Business Program (HUB)

Austin ISD's Historically Underutilized Business Program is committed to advancing equity in contracting, ensuring HUB firms can compete fairly and participate in construction-related, bond-funded projects. The HUB Program is a core business strategy for the district, formally adopted by the trustees in August 2016. A HUB is a business that is 51% owned, managed and controlled by a minority or woman — groups that are historically underrepresented in architecture, construction and other professional services. Austin ISD supports one of the most comprehensive public school HUB programs in the nation, providing tools for minority- and women-owned businesses to do business with the district.


Sustainability is a top priority for all projects implemented through the 2022 Bond. The standard for all full modernization projects will be to reach Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) certifications.