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Learning comes naturally


At Dowdell Middle Magnet we are developing successful and environmentally conscious students. We are the only Middle Magnet School in our district to focus on Environmental Studies and Animal Sciences. Our dedicated community partnerships help teach our students make a positive impact on our environment. Dowdell embraces our neighborhood roots while our magnet program branches out to students from across our district. Our Scholar Quest options include Algebra, Environmental and Physical Science, Agriscience, Agriculture and Digital Information Technology. Students experience hands-on learning with animals in our Aquaculture Lab, learning about the fastest growing forms of food production in the worldThrough Electives, our students sample a range of exciting courses—engaging in Business Technology, Band, AVID college readiness and more. Dowdell’s caring teachers value connecting with their students, starting with our Sixth Grade Structure, which helps students feel at home in their new learning environment. Dowdell Middle, where learning comes naturally.

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Sixth Grade Structure

Our sixth grade structure is designed to group students who are new to middle school together for their first year as they become comfortable with the dynamics of their new school.

Scholar Quest

Scholar Quest engages students in accelerated courses, featuring advanced academics and unique future-focused career learning opportunities. Courses often allow students to receive high school credits.


Sample several fascinating subjects as a 6th grade student before taking a deeper dive into the fields that interest and inspire you most in 7th and 8th grades.

School Information

1208 Wishing Well Way
Tampa, FL 33619
  • School Area: Area 4
  • Area Coach: Vacant
  • Phone: (813) 558-1100
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  • Area Superintendent: Owen Young
  • Phone: (813) 740-3710
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  • Website: Area 4

Preparing Students for Life