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Dowell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 387 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2013

My school is k but we as parents should not blame the teachers or the principal for everything our children do we need to put our part and help to we may think our kids are perfect cause we send them to a school day care but we need to pay attention and make them do some kind of school work when they dont get homework there is no reason for parents to b negative when they no they can visit the class room to babysit yes i have a prek, 1, and 4 and if they dont want to do work well is there future cleaning toilets there is so much we can do we already did our part attending school no they r the future u will b getting some kind of negative at school any were u go if is private or not as for parents we do act lik kids we dont respect when people r talking, no body gives time to volunteer or show up for school meeting w/ guess speakers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

I am no where impressed with this particular school. My child sat in the class for 3 weeks and did not turn a single item of work and the teacher did not address it with the student or notified the parents. When I found out I thre a hizzy fit at the school and they were more about defending the teacher instead of addressing what was going on in the class. The teacher after being reported to the vice pricipal and pricipal "played catch up" to pass my child after he had 30's and 40's in her class to cover herself. All I kept on being told is "Did you check the parent portal", time and time again... The parent portal does not justify the reason for a child to be let to sit in her class and not do a thing. We are commiting a disservice to our kids if they are not getting an education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Questionable ethics practice from the school Principal and counselor when addressing the parents. Dowell Elementary school Principal and counselour treats the parents as inferior individuals. This is a sign of an unprofessional preformed opinion, usually an unfavorable one, based on insufficient knowledge, and irrational feelings. I agree with the may post.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

Dowell would be a good school if they had a principal that was not afraid to discipline take action and control to the situations that arrive. i recently went to the PTA meeting and that was a waste of my time. it was unorganized. the parents were not listening, and could not listen because of everyone else talking. that school needs to be in better control, by that replacing the prinicipal would be a great start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

Dowell has a long way to go. The PTA is in shambles and the principal lacks leadership qualities. The school atmosphere is dreary and the teachers seem complacent and unmotivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I have found this school to be lacking in many areas. My child has not gotten the help she needs even after speaking to the teacher, the counselor, and the district. I have been very dissatisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female95%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female95%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female71%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual59%

Math

All Students83%
Female93%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual82%

Writing

All Students70%
Female83%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female88%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingual80%

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education56%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual60%

Science

All Students88%
Female80%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 87% 50%
White 8% 31%
Black 4% 13%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms Patti G Calk
Fax number
  • (915) 759-7713

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5249 Bastille Ave
El Paso, TX 79924
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