Dowell Elementary School

Dowell Elementary School serves 660 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Dowell Elementary School operates within the Calvert County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 660 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 660 students
Dowell Elementary School Total Students (2000-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Dowell Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2012)
Students by Grade Dowell Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.82. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Dowell Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2000-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Dowell Elementary School Asian (2000-2012)
Hispanic
7%
11%
Dowell Elementary School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
13%
37%
Dowell Elementary School Black (2000-2012)
White
69%
43%
Dowell Elementary School White (2000-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Dowell Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Dowell Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.50 0.82
Dowell Elementary School Diversity Score (2000-2012)
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.
31%
35%
Dowell Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
6%
7%
Dowell Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,693 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Calvert County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
29
Number of Students Managed 17,693 21,120
Calvert County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $244 MM n/a
Calvert County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $238 MM n/a
Calvert County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,324 $0
Calvert County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,977 $0
Calvert County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lusby Mill Creek Middle School
    12200 Southern Connector Blvd
    Lusby , MD , 20657
    (410)535-7824
    0.6  mi  |  542  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Lusby Patuxent High School
    12485 Southern Connector Boule
    Lusby , MD , 20657
    (410)535-7865
    0.7  mi  |  1139  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Lusby Appeal Elementary School
    11655 Hg Trueman Rd
    Lusby , MD , 20657
    (410)535-7800
    1.6  mi  |  426  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Lusby Patuxent Elementary School
    35 Appeal Ln
    Lusby , MD , 20657
    (410)535-7830
    1.7  mi  |  482  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Lusby Southern Middle School
    9615 H G Trueman Rd
    Lusby , MD , 20657
    (410)535-7877
    3.6  mi  |  562  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Calvert County, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.37, which is lower than the Maryland average of 0.82. The most diverse school district in Calvert County is Calvert County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.