Byars Dowdy Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 904 Hickory Ridge RD
       Lebanon, TN  37087


(615) 444-6651

District: Lebanon

SchoolDigger Rank:
597th of 1,000 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,878 Help

Students who attend Byars Dowdy Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Winfree Bryant Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6
Number of students:  456

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.5%
Hispanic:
23.5%
African American:
11.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.2%

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Compare Details Byars Dowdy Elementary ranks worse than 59.7% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Lebanon School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Byars Dowdy Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Lebanon School District. Racial makeup is: White (57.5%), Hispanic (23.5%), African American (11.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Byars Dowdy Elementary is 12.6, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Lebanon School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Byars Dowdy Elementary is $10,878, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Lebanon School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Byars Dowdy Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Byars Dowdy Elementary 597th of 1000 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Byars Dowdy Elementary in the ranking list.)

Lebanon:

SchoolDigger ranks Lebanon 66th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Byars Dowdy Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 33.45 590th 809 27.1%
2011 45.47 490th 818 40.1%
2012 42.86 521st 820 36.5%
2013 48.53 559th 846 33.9%
2014 54.53 379th 853 55.6%
2015 54.63 411th 855 51.9%
2017 35.71 455th 646 29.6%
2018 58.60 342nd 997 65.7%
2019 49.56 440th 985 55.3%
2021 33.27 640th 983 34.9%
2022 38.49 597th 1000 40.3%

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

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Enrollment information for Byars Dowdy Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 723 86 11 1 1 n/a n/a 0 822
1989 745 77 6 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 828
1990 572 78 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 658
1991 598 71 10 0 1 n/a n/a 0 680
1992 624 74 10 0 1 n/a n/a 0 709
1993 457 94 8 1 1 n/a n/a 0 561
1994 489 101 8 2 1 n/a n/a 0 601
1995 492 101 8 2 1 n/a n/a -5 599
1996 492 101 8 2 1 n/a n/a -5 599
1997 508 122 7 1 3 n/a n/a -204 437
1998 327 78 4 2 1 n/a n/a -1 411
1999 368 78 5 13 1 n/a n/a 0 465
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 465 465
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 590 590
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 592 592
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 592 592
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 578 578
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 544 544
2006 463 91 4 63 1 n/a n/a 0 622
2007 472 84 6 82 0 n/a n/a 0 644
2008 453 82 10 94 0 n/a n/a 0 639
2009 488 75 14 96 0 n/a n/a 0 673
2010 507 77 9 109 0 n/a n/a 0 702
2011 486 79 3 95 0 1 4 0 668
2012 429 63 5 164 2 1 6 0 670
2013 421 66 8 161 2 1 6 0 665
2014 387 81 13 178 1 1 10 0 671
2015 353 79 19 151 2 1 11 0 616
2016 340 82 14 166 2 1 15 0 620
2017 356 79 11 189 2 2 15 0 654
2018 344 72 7 186 1 2 28 0 640
2019 317 69 6 172 1 1 36 0 602
2020 306 70 6 186 2 0 37 0 607
2021 296 68 5 194 2 0 30 0 595
2022 262 54 4 107 3 0 26 0 456

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 Byars Dowdy Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 822 37.0 22.2 n/a
1989 828 40.0 20.7 n/a
1990 658 31.0 21.2 n/a
1991 680 31.0 21.9 n/a
1992 709 31.0 22.8 n/a
1993 561 31.0 18.1 n/a
1994 601 36.0 16.7 n/a
1995 599 37.0 16.2 n/a
1996 599 37.0 16.2 n/a
1997 437 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 411 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 465 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 465 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 590 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 592 n/a n/a n/a
2003 592 n/a n/a n/a
2004 578 n/a n/a n/a
2005 544 n/a n/a n/a
2006 622 44.8 13.9 n/a
2007 644 43.4 14.8 50.9
2008 639 46.0 13.9 51.5
2009 673 50.0 13.5 54.1
2010 702 50.8 13.7 57.5
2011 668 50.5 13.2 68.9
2012 670 45.6 14.6 68.8
2013 665 44.9 14.8 74.9
2014 671 48.0 13.9 74.8
2015 616 45.0 13.6 70.1
2016 620 42.0 14.7 76.9
2017 654 43.0 15.2 n/a
2018 640 43.0 14.8 n/a
2019 602 43.0 14.0 n/a
2020 607 44.0 13.7 66.2
2021 595 46.0 12.9 n/a
2022 456 36.0 12.6 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Byars Dowdy Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 822 37.0 22.2 n/a
1989 828 40.0 20.7 n/a
1990 658 31.0 21.2 n/a
1991 680 31.0 21.9 n/a
1992 709 31.0 22.8 n/a
1993 561 31.0 18.1 n/a
1994 601 36.0 16.7 n/a
1995 599 37.0 16.2 n/a
1996 599 37.0 16.2 n/a
1997 437 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 411 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 465 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 465 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 590 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 592 n/a n/a n/a
2003 592 n/a n/a n/a
2004 578 n/a n/a n/a
2005 544 n/a n/a n/a
2006 622 44.8 13.9 n/a
2007 644 43.4 14.8 50.9
2008 639 46.0 13.9 51.5
2009 673 50.0 13.5 54.1
2010 702 50.8 13.7 57.5
2011 668 50.5 13.2 68.9
2012 670 45.6 14.6 68.8
2013 665 44.9 14.8 74.9
2014 671 48.0 13.9 74.8
2015 616 45.0 13.6 70.1
2016 620 42.0 14.7 76.9
2017 654 43.0 15.2 n/a
2018 640 43.0 14.8 n/a
2019 602 43.0 14.0 n/a
2020 607 44.0 13.7 66.2
2021 595 46.0 12.9 n/a
2022 456 36.0 12.6 n/a

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Byars Dowdy Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $738 (7.2%) $8,905 (86.7%) $10,271
2020 $722 (6.7%) $9,467 (88.0%) $10,763
2021 $1,199 (11.0%) $9,157 (84.2%) $10,878

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Byars Dowdy Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 440th of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 597th of 1000 Elementary schools
 15%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Byars Dowdy Elementary)37.139.7
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lebanon)46.538.6
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.836.4
 7.4%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Byars Dowdy Elementary)26.229.4
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lebanon)39.136.6
 2.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.935.7
 1.2%
4th Grade Mathematics (Byars Dowdy Elementary)53.936.2
 17.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lebanon)54.844.9
 9.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4638.1
 7.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Byars Dowdy Elementary)34.224.1
 10.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lebanon)39.137.6
 1.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.339.3
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Byars Dowdy Elementary)5525.5
 29.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lebanon)5538.3
 16.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.237.2
 9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Byars Dowdy Elementary)28.230.9
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lebanon)33.333.8
 0.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237.7
 2.5%
All Grades Mathematics (Byars Dowdy Elementary)48.134.3
 13.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Lebanon)46.335.8
 10.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.834.1
 6.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Byars Dowdy Elementary)28.928.2
 0.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lebanon)36.232.9
 3.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.735.1
 1.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students602595
 1.2%
African American6968
 1.4%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian65
 16.7%
Hispanic172194
 12.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White317296
 6.6%
Two or More Races3630
 16.7%




Frequently Asked Questions about Byars Dowdy Elementary

Byars Dowdy Elementary ranks 597th of 1000 Tennessee elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Byars Dowdy Elementary are 57% White, 23% Hispanic, 12% African American, 6% Two or more races.

Students who attend Byars Dowdy Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Winfree Bryant Middle School

In the 2021-22 school year, 456 students attended Byars Dowdy Elementary.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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