Dowell Elementary School

Dowell Elementary School serves 662 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Dowell Elementary School operates within the Calvert County School District.

Overview

The student population of 662 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 662 students
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 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 18:1 14:1
Asian
1%
6%
Hispanic
7%
12%
Black
12%
36%
White
70%
42%
Two or more races
10%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.49 0.39
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.
30%
36%
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.
4%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,463 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Calvert County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
29
Number of Students Managed 17,463 15,634
District Total Revenue $244 MM $244 MM
District Spending $238 MM $238 MM
District Revenue / Student $14,324 $14,580
District Spending / Student $13,977 $14,228
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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
  • LusbyMill Creek Middle School
    12200 Southern Connector Blvd
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7824
    0.6 mi | 540 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • LusbyPatuxent High School
    12485 Southern Connector Boule
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7865
    0.7 mi | 1145 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • LusbyAppeal Elementary School
    11655 Hg Trueman Rd
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7800
    1.6 mi | 386 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • LusbyPatuxent Elementary School
    35 Appeal Ln
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7830
    1.7 mi | 487 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • LusbySouthern Middle School
    9615 H G Trueman Rd
    LusbyMD 20657
    (410)535-7877
    3.6 mi | 521 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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