Dowell Elementary School

2121 W Sandtown Rd Sw
Marietta, GA 30064
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Dowell Elementary School serves 964 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Dowell Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Dowell Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Dowell Elementary School's student population of 964 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students964 students
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Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
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School Comparison

Dowell Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dowell Elementary School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1014 out of 2188 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
37%
15%
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Black
41%
37%
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White
14%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCobb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dowell Elementary School is Mceachern High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Smitha Middle School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marietta Smitha Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,007 student
    1.5 miles
    2025 Powder Springs Rd Sw
    Marietta, GA 30064
    (678) 594-8267
    1.5 6-8 1,007
  • Marietta Cheatham Hill Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,106 student
    1.6 miles
    1350 John Ward Rd Sw
    Marietta, GA 30064
    (678) 594-8034
    1.6 PK-5 1,106
  • Marietta Hollydale Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 627 students
    1.9 miles
    2901 Bay Berry Dr Sw
    Marietta, GA 30008
    (678) 594-8143
    1.9 PK-5 627
  • Powder Springs Lovinggood Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,374 student
    2.3 miles
    3825 Luther Ward Rd
    Powder Springs, GA 30127
    (678) 331-3015
    2.3 6-8 1,374
  • Powder Springs Mceachern High School Math: 38% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,345 students
    2.4 miles
    2400 New Macland Rd
    Powder Springs, GA 30127
    (770) 222-3710
    2.4 9-12 2,345

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