Dowell Middle School

  • Dowell Middle School serves 1,225 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 95% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 89% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Dowell Middle School's student population of 1,225 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,225 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Dowell Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Dowell Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Dowell Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dowell Middle School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#493 out of 7,879 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
78%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
72%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Asian
5%
4%
Hispanic
23%
52%
Black
10%
13%
White
61%
28%
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dowell Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.570.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMckinney Isd School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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