Dowling Elementary School

  • Dowling Elementary School serves 503 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 67% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Dowling Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 32%.
  • Dowling Elementary School operates within the Minneapolis Public School District.

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School Overview

  • Dowling Elementary School's student population of 503 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students503 students
Dowling Elementary School Total Students (1996-2016)
Gender %Dowling Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Dowling Elementary School Total Teachers (1994-2016)
Students by GradeDowling Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Dowling Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dowling Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
60%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
60%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
Dowling Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1994-2016)
American Indian
1%
2%
Dowling Elementary School American Indian Students (1996-2016)
Asian
1%
7%
Dowling Elementary School Asian Students (1996-2016)
Hispanic
5%
9%
Dowling Elementary School Black Students (1996-2016)
Black
31%
10%
Dowling Elementary School Black Students (1996-2016)
White
53%
68%
Dowling Elementary School White Students (1996-2016)
Two or more races
9%
4%
Dowling Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsDowling Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.620.33
Dowling Elementary School Diversity Score (1996-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
31%
Dowling Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
Dowling Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Dowling Elementary School is Minneapolis Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 511 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Minneapolis Public School District's student population of 36,789 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $17,566 is higher than the state average of $11,015. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $16,218 is higher than the state average of $11,205. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
    School District NameMinneapolis Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    100
    2
    Number of Students Managed36,789531
    Minneapolis Public School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    44%
    60%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    43%
    60%
    District Total Revenue$630 MM$6 MM
    District Spending$581 MM$6 MM
    District Revenue / Student$17,566$11,015
    District Spending / Student$16,218$11,205
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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