DOWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL

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301 S RIDGE RD
MCKINNEY, TX 75070
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Phone: 469-302-6700
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Mckinney Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 400
  • Number Students: 1200
  • Number Teachers: 76
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4968
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Alan Arbabi
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (31 ratings)
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    School Reviews (19 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-23
    "My oldest has been at Dowell for 21/2 years and my youngest began 2013-2014 school year. I could not ask for a better school from the adminstrative staff, to teachers , to support staff- it is run beautifully. Mr. Arbabi is a man that I respect and trust to lead the team in a respectful and safe manner. The teachers have tremendous care and compassion for my children and many teach beyond the TEKS. When I walk in I feel like family. When I send an email it is returned promptly, when I have a concern it is addressed immediately. We would love to move- bigger home, but the team at Dowell could never be beat and never want to leave. I seldom send anything over the internet, but feel so passionate about our experience that I felt compelled to send a public note of appreciation. Tremendous leadership and teachers the show excellence in all they do."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-18
    "I know the 7th grade science teacher Ms. Baker. She's nice and I heard from someone that this school steals........ Doesn't mean that they do though.... I just heard it from some guy."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-15
    "My Daughter loves Dowell, and we do as well! From the front door to the back portables and all the classes in between. The Athletics coaches and teams are great! More parents could possibly help with concesions...but otherwise..I am blessed to have a kid who wakes up everyday and not only wants to but loves to go to school!! Thank you Dowell!! The Band is super wonderful as well!!! Thank you Mrs. Lisko!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-02-17
    "I had an issue with a couple of teachers at this school and wrote the principle and he has not once tried to contact me back. Teachers loose papers and give kids zeros. I have to copy everything my kids do so I know they did it even if teacher loose their work. I pay a lot of money in taxes to have great teachers that care, but I feel I am not getting my monies worth. NO TEXT books, PP videos, is not teaching my kids. I don't want them watching movies everyday we can do that at home. WAKE UP--- get some younger teachers who are excited about teaching and replace the older ones that have lost interest in the school and the kids. YOU know who you are."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-11-01
    "I have only wonderful comments regarding this well run school. The leadership from Dr. Farris and his Assistant principles is outstanding. The focus and expectations are clearly set for the students from the top down. The school is producing 21st century thinking and the success rate will continue to soar based on this process in my opinion. The teachers put in 100+++% effort to insure the success of every student. Tutoring is encouraged for all students not just for those who are having difficulties. Even the students who are doing well in the subjects are present in order to reinforce their learning and growth. The programs that are being used to teach students are engaging and exciting, which only brings students to the best expected results!!!!!! Bravo and job well done,to Dr.Farris,the Assistant Principle's and fabulous teachers who are each the best any parent could ask for."
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