Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,
Welcome to Dowell Elementary School’s website. We hope that you are able to navigate the pages of this site and locate useful information which will assist you in bridging the communication between home, school and our community.
Dowell Elementary School opened its doors in August of 1999. It was constructed in less than a year by R.R. Gregory, Inc. under a design by Smolen Emr & Associates Architects. This 67,400 square foot building sits on 19 acres just north of Solomons Island between MD Rt. 2/4 and the Chesapeake Bay. The lighted domes and skylights atop our building can be seen at night from the Governor Johnson Bridge, which crosses the Patuxent River connecting St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties.
Our school district extends from just south of John’s Creek, with the exception of a large portion of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates and H.G. Trueman Road between Cove Point and Rousby Hall Road, to the southern tip of Calvert County.
Our school services approximately 650 students in grades Pre-kindergarten thru 5th grade. We have 2 half-day Pre-K classes, 4 all-day Kindergarten classes, 4 first grades, 4 second grades, 4 third grades, 5 fourth grades, and 5 fifth grades. We are also fortunate to have three regional special education classes housed at DES, which include two Structured Learning Environments (Primary and Intermediate), as well as a Functional Skills class.
The mission of Dowell Elementary School is to promote the academic and social development of each of our students. We do this by maintaining high expectations for achievement, creating a positive learning environment, and communicating effectively with parents.
We welcome you to join us as we embark on this wonderful learning journey together.