Dowell Middle School

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301 S Ridge Rd

Mckinney, TX 75070

(469) 302-6700

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,150

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Dowell Middle School

I know the 7th grade science teacher Ms. Baker. She's nice and I heard from someone that this school steals........ Doesn't mean that they do though.... I just heard it from some guy.

Posted by a other on 08/18/12

My Daughter loves Dowell, and we do as well! From the front door to the back portables and all the classes in between. The Athletics coaches and teams are great! More parents could possibly help with concesions...but otherwise..I am blessed to have a kid who wakes up everyday and not only wants to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/15/12

I had an issue with a couple of teachers at this school and wrote the principle and he has not once tried to contact me back. Teachers loose papers and give kids zeros. I have to copy everything my kids do so I know they did it even if teacher loose their work. I pay a lot of money in taxes to have great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/17/11

I have only wonderful comments regarding this well run school. The leadership from Dr. Farris and his Assistant principles is outstanding. The focus and expectations are clearly set for the students from the top down. The school is producing 21st century thinking and the success rate will continue to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/01/10

The school has had a new principal since 2008-2009, and he is excellent. He has vision, leadership, and knowledge. He expects excellence and is fair regarding teachers, parents, and students. This year, all of the teachers had to start using their websites to post assignment information and documents. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/27/10

There's a great education, which should be recognized. Most of the time, I believe that a majority of the problems spawn from the students, though certainly not all, who are poorly behaved. That simply means that the faculty must find better methods of handling these problematic students, instead of ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/27/09

This an OK school, but needs some serious reformation. The restrooms are horrible, and discipline is revolting. Many of the students, who would do very well in preAP, are instead in academic classes and pick on everyone else. The actual education is excellent, but the rules must be enforced much more. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/01/09

Really concerned with lack of leadership, discipline. Teacher's are not consistent with their learning plans. Principal and counselors seem to lack involvement or acknowledegement

Posted by a parent on 05/23/08

This is, in my opinion, a school in need of a dire recreation. The halls and bathrooms are disgusting, punishment is given much too often, and sometimes you may get punished for something you didn't do or or something very minor. Some of the staff are rude (I won't name names.), and there it seems the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/22/08

This school is very good! It has alot of security so I feel safe about my child going there! The peprallys are great and it has been a delight being in the Dowell family!

Posted by a parent on 10/05/07

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Test scores for Dowell Middle School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Dowell Middle School
Mckinney Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Mckinney schools — Dowell Middle School is located at 301 S Ridge Rd, Mckinney TX 75070. 301 S Ridge Rd is in the 75070 ZIP code in Mckinney, TX The school district for Dowell Middle School is the Mckinney Isd. Dowell Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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