• Administration

    Stacy Schlarbaum, Principal

    Pamela McNair, Assistant Principal, APA

    Timothy Mattison, Assistant Principal, APC

    Regional Middle School Supervisor

    Susan Burkett


    Ayesha Cade, Guidance Counselor

    • All 8th Grade Students
    • 6th Grade Students with Last Names M-Z

    Devonnie Harris, Guidance Counselor

    • All 7th Grade Students
    • 6th Grade Students with Last Names A-L


    School Hours

    Monday 8:30am - 2:25pm

    Tuesday – Friday 8:30am - 3:25pm

    Phone:  (813) 744-8322
    Fax:  (813) 740-3616


Dowdell main campus
Dowdell media center

Dowdell's Vision Statement

  • Dowdell Middle Magnet will foster an environment that enourages students to reach their maximum potential while remaining environmentally conscious.

Dowdell's Mission Statement

  • To provide a secure, diverse, and accountable learning community where all students achieve academically while focusing on global sustainability.

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 fully equipped Barn, learning nutrition, reproduction, anatomy, physiology, and care of livestock animals. Through 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.