Dowell Middle School serves 1,108 students in grades 6-8.
Dowell Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 1,108 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 46%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 10% in TX
- Math Proficiency: 62% (Top 10%)
- Reading Proficiency: 63% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education
Dowell Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Dowell Middle School's student population of 1,108 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Dowell Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 8,079 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dowell Middle School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#643 out of 8079 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dowell Middle School's ranking?
Dowell Middle School is ranked #643 out of 8,079 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Texas.
What schools are Dowell Middle School often compared to?
Dowell Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Faubion Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
62% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% TX state average), while 63% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% TX state average).
How many students attend Dowell Middle School?
1,108 students attend Dowell Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Dowell Middle School students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dowell Middle School?
Dowell Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Texas state average of 14:1.
What grades does Dowell Middle School offer ?
Dowell Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Dowell Middle School part of?
Dowell Middle School is part of Mckinney Independent School District.
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