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Kate Dowdall Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 415 students

 

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Posted January 10, 2006

Dowdall Elementary School has exceeded my expectations for a quality school. Their standards are high and their cirriculum enables many oppurtunities to challenge students' problem solving skills. Their parent involvement is amazing and shows in the school spirit! I am also impressed with the level of respect shown between students and staff! I give Dowdall elementary 5 stars!
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Posted September 12, 2003

My daughter is now attending Armstrong middle school, and thanks to the excellent teachers at Dowdall, she is well prepared for the new challenges of a new and different school. I must admit that she does adapt well, as she is adopted and remembers her former home. I am very proud of her and glad that we chose Dowdall, it is an excellent school. The only problem we ever had was with the current principal, otherwise we had no problems at all.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 69%
African-American 7% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Kelly Fisher
Fax number
  • (810) 591-2276

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3333 Shillelagh Drive
Flint, MI 48506
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