Dowdell Middle Magnet School

Public, Magnet 6-8

 1208 Wishing Well Way
       Tampa, FL  33619-4748


 (813) 744-8322

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
935th of 1,081 Florida Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.9
Number of students:  543

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
51.9%
African American:
26.0%
White:
17.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.1%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, June 28, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Dowdell Middle Magnet School ranked worse than 86.5% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranked 40th among 47 ranked middle schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.32. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Dowdell Middle Magnet School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (51.9%), African American (26%), White (17.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 92.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dowdell Middle Magnet School is 13.9, which is the 18th best among 47 middle schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Dowdell Middle Magnet School employs 39 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Dowdell Middle Magnet School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dowdell Middle Magnet School 935th of 1081 Florida public middle schools. (See Dowdell Middle Magnet School in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 48th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dowdell Middle Magnet School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 27.46 456th 593 23.1%
2005 29.09 461st 602 23.4%
2006 22.41 531st 675 21.3%
2007 22.89 590th 736 19.8%
2008 20.04 607th 740 18.0%
2009 21.43 625th 780 19.9%
2010 17.19 705th 839 16.0%
2011 17.74 741st 891 16.8%
2012 19.16 737th 897 17.8%
2013 24.76 733rd 956 23.3%
2014 23.42 791st 999 20.8%
2016 16.42 871st 997 12.6%
2017 14.87 903rd 1031 12.4%
2018 9.91 953rd 1035 7.9%
2019 16.32 935th 1081 13.5%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Monday, November 3, 2014

Open Quote Only as a last resort would I suggest substitute teaching at this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Open Quote While the caliber of student leaves a little to be desired, my daughter is attending her third year at this school and I love it. The teachers are wonderful and engaged. The principal and his staff are wonderful and making constant improvement. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, April 26, 2013

Open Quote this school is horrible. you try to make a complaint and they wont do anything the problem wouldnt get solved. in 6th grade the principle was very cool he listen and tried to fix the problem or issues in school but this new principle doesnt do anything. some teachers are racist and dont care about you nor other students they have. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, May 14, 2012

Open Quote There is a new Principal at this school, and he is doing a great job! The teachers are dedicated and have been very attentive to parent input. The Magnet program is unlike any other -- there are chickens, rabbits, and fish for the real "hands-on" experience. The kids love it. Just like any school, if you are an involved parent who cares, your child will have a great education and experience. Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Open Quote I am a student, I am 14 and about to finish 8th grade, but in 6th grade, I went to this school and it was awful, the teachers were not watching the kids, so i got bullied, when i told the teachers, they rarely did anything, and when they did, they didn't really solve the problem. Do not put your kid in this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dowdell Middle Magnet School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 400 368 10 71 8 n/a n/a 0 857
1989 497 398 12 94 6 n/a n/a 0 1007
1990 473 387 11 97 6 n/a n/a 0 974
1991 438 400 12 99 7 n/a n/a 0 956
1992 438 444 15 93 5 n/a n/a 0 995
1993 420 428 12 127 4 n/a n/a 0 991
1994 408 475 9 132 6 n/a n/a 0 1030
1995 330 477 13 154 3 n/a n/a 0 977
1996 330 477 13 154 3 n/a n/a 0 977
1997 428 285 21 178 3 n/a n/a 0 915
1998 421 301 14 173 8 n/a n/a 0 917
1999 335 272 14 168 5 n/a n/a 0 794
2000 315 265 16 201 7 n/a n/a 0 804
2001 306 287 14 248 4 n/a n/a 0 859
2002 369 352 8 238 6 n/a n/a 0 973
2003 369 352 8 238 6 n/a n/a 0 973
2004 391 339 14 252 4 n/a n/a 0 1000
2005 344 338 8 300 4 n/a n/a 0 994
2006 274 313 9 289 6 n/a n/a 0 891
2007 189 257 10 323 4 n/a n/a 28 811
2008 162 231 6 311 3 n/a n/a 21 734
2009 159 187 8 321 1 n/a n/a 20 696
2010 173 189 5 258 2 n/a n/a 26 653
2011 158 165 3 284 4 0 20 0 634
2012 152 183 5 317 3 3 21 0 684
2013 147 175 3 304 2 1 27 0 659
2014 117 168 3 303 0 1 21 0 613
2015 133 160 3 306 2 0 16 0 620
2016 125 170 7 301 2 1 10 0 616
2017 97 141 6 282 2 2 13 0 543

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Dowdell Middle Magnet School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 857 44.0 19.4 45.4
1989 1007 56.0 17.9 51.8
1990 974 56.0 17.3 57.7
1991 956 56.0 17.0 56.3
1992 995 57.0 17.4 44.1
1993 991 53.0 18.7 52.1
1994 1030 61.0 16.9 57.9
1995 977 62.0 15.8 64.2
1996 977 62.0 15.8 64.2
1997 915 55.0 16.6 56.1
1998 917 56.0 16.4 55.2
1999 794 59.0 13.5 62.5
2000 804 58.0 13.9 66.2
2001 859 63.0 13.6 65.2
2002 973 63.0 15.4 69.2
2003 973 63.0 15.4 69.2
2004 1000 62.0 16.1 72.3
2005 994 63.0 15.8 77.1
2006 891 25.0 35.6 79.5
2007 811 55.0 14.7 81.7
2008 734 43.0 17.1 80.1
2009 696 45.2 16.2 84.9
2010 653 42.0 15.5 89.2
2011 634 43.3 14.6 86.4
2012 684 47.6 14.3 89.3
2013 659 46.0 14.3 90.3
2014 613 45.0 13.6 91.8
2015 620 41.0 15.1 92.3
2016 616 42.0 14.6 92.4
2017 543 39.0 13.9 92.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Dowdell Middle Magnet School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 857 44.0 19.4 45.4
1989 1007 56.0 17.9 51.8
1990 974 56.0 17.3 57.7
1991 956 56.0 17.0 56.3
1992 995 57.0 17.4 44.1
1993 991 53.0 18.7 52.1
1994 1030 61.0 16.9 57.9
1995 977 62.0 15.8 64.2
1996 977 62.0 15.8 64.2
1997 915 55.0 16.6 56.1
1998 917 56.0 16.4 55.2
1999 794 59.0 13.5 62.5
2000 804 58.0 13.9 66.2
2001 859 63.0 13.6 65.2
2002 973 63.0 15.4 69.2
2003 973 63.0 15.4 69.2
2004 1000 62.0 16.1 72.3
2005 994 63.0 15.8 77.1
2006 891 25.0 35.6 79.5
2007 811 55.0 14.7 81.7
2008 734 43.0 17.1 80.1
2009 696 45.2 16.2 84.9
2010 653 42.0 15.5 89.2
2011 634 43.3 14.6 86.4
2012 684 47.6 14.3 89.3
2013 659 46.0 14.3 90.3
2014 613 45.0 13.6 91.8
2015 620 41.0 15.1 92.3
2016 616 42.0 14.6 92.4
2017 543 39.0 13.9 92.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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