Dowell Elementary School

Dowell Elementary School serves 651 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Dowell Elementary School operates within the Calvert County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 651 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 651 students
Dowell Elementary School Total Students (2000-2014)
Gender % Dowell Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Dowell Elementary School Total Teachers (2000-2014)
Students by Grade Dowell Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Dowell Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Dowell Elementary School Asian Students (2000-2014)
Hispanic
8%
14%
Dowell Elementary School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
11%
35%
Dowell Elementary School Black Students (2000-2014)
White
71%
41%
Dowell Elementary School White Students (2000-2014)
Two or more races
9%
4%
Dowell Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Dowell Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.47 0.39
Dowell Elementary School Diversity Score (2000-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
33%
38%
Dowell Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%
Dowell Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 16,221 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,280 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 29% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,036 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 27% over four years.
School District Name Calvert County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
26
Number of Students Managed 16,221 15,824
Calvert County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $243 MM $243 MM
Calvert County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $239 MM $239 MM
Calvert County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,280 $14,280
Calvert County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,036 $14,036
Calvert County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Patuxent High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mill Creek Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Appeal Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • LusbyMill Creek Middle School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 537 students12200 Southern Connector Blvd
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7824
    0.66-8537
  • LusbyPatuxent High School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1142 students12485 Southern Connector Boule
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7865
    0.79-121142
  • LusbyAppeal Elementary School
    1.6 miles | Grades: 1-5 | 379 students11655 Hg Trueman Rd
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7800
    1.61-5379
  • LusbyPatuxent Elementary School
    1.7 miles | Grades: PK-2 | 473 students35 Appeal Ln
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7830
    1.7PK-2473
  • LusbySouthern Middle School
    3.6 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 526 students9615 H G Trueman Rd
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7877
    3.66-8526

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