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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 1,129

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14000 Stancliff Street
Houston, TX 77045

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(713) 434-5603
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August 27, 2013
dowling middle school was an ok school. it could use some improvement. when they get that 5,000 dollars all they going to do is use it for their pay checks. they should use it to hire better janitors. they need to paint the bathroom stalls. the school has to much graffitti. i would not send my kids thier. they have to much fights. they dont teach what the kids need to know for the staar test either. this school is bad.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2010
I think dowling ms is a great school its just the children their because they have no self disapline they all are just messy and talk trash the teachers are fine becuase they dont work to watch your child they to teach them

- submitted by a student

April 13, 2010
I feel that Dowling is a great school(even though i am just a sixth grader) but it needs more discipline.When i say more discipline i mean that they need to step their game up because all they want to do is send kids away.They should try to help the kids to do better.The school needs major repairs and some teachers need to get fired and replaced.Other than that Dowling Middle School,my school,is fine.

- submitted by a student

April 12, 2010
As a parent and a teacher I feel it is very unsatisfactory. It is disorganized. The administration is unhelpful and doesn't care about the students. The only thing that fuels adminstration is TAKS scores, which equals money. The behavior problems are ridiculous. Teen pregnancy is also a problem. I had never seen so many students pregnant in a middle school. Teachers just give grades!! My son is horrible in math but yet recieved A's in math class. After a meeting with his teacher I was told, 'I have 160 students. I don't have time to grade all 160 papers. If they turn it in then I give them an 'A'.' Of course he failed Math TAKS. I tutored him myself and he passed on the second try. I would have worked with him earlier but his A's lead me to think things were great.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2010
i hate dowling im a 8th grader there and the teachers are outstanding but the students are not they are ghetto,bad,and act like they have no common sence the school is poor and if we dont do good on taks this year the children next year will have school year-round :-(..but my personal oppinion is that next year dowling will be having year-round school i am going to try my best to pass the taks and hope and pray that i pass...but this is a good school if they sont some kids to C.E.P ..and the school needs some major repairs (real bad) so i give this school a 2 out of 5...sorry dowling ily all my friends

- submitted by a student

February 18, 2010
The adminstration at the school is very unhelpful and the school very disorganzied .This is the second year they have lost my child Dr.physical they are so disorganized.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2009
i think this school is unacceptable and every since my son started attending there i have always had a problem

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2008
I love this school, and the kids. The administration really cares about what happens with these kids.

- submitted by a teacher

August 20, 2006
Even with the overcrowding of this school, Dowling has reached an Academically Acceptable rating from the TEA. Mr. Brooks is doing a wonderful job at nipping problems in the bud as they arise and preventing new ones from developing. Way to go Mr. Brooks. With your leadership skills the school is on track and is ready to go to the finish line. We are praying for you and your students.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2006
This school is sadly overcrowded with students. Because of this many behavior issues arise. Most of the teachers at the school are new first year teachers and there is a high turn over rate. The adminstration at the school is very unhelpful and the school suffers from being very disorganzied.

- submitted by a teacher

October 02, 2004
This school is so great. Its safe, smart and my daughter has been in alot less trouble since I sent her here. The kids get homework everyday and they learn something new daily! keep it up mr. Dean!!

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2003
I think this school is a wonderful school and the principal is all about learning and the welfare of the students. I wish he will stay there forever.

- submitted by a parent

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Dowling Middle School
14000 Stancliff Street, Houston, TX  77045
(713) 434-5603
Last modified Dowling Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dowling Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top