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Bowman Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 464 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 26, 2013

Bowman is a wonderful elementary school. It houses an open optional program (entry via lottery)and several special needs programs in addition to the traditional neighborhood side. My two daughters are in the optional program and we could not be happier with their educational experience. The program requires parent involvement and that allows for a tight community feel, lots of enrichment opportunities and more differentiated learning based on student level. The neighborhood program is exceptional too with dedicated teachers and parent support. Things like monthly movie nights, math and science night, Fall Carnival and DJ (dance party)/ field day bring all of the kids and families together. The school is dedicated to giving back to the community and have joined with local businesses to provide 'kicks for kids', keep a lunch/ clothing etc. closet stocked for families in the community on hard times. Every year families very generously come together to make Christmas/ Hanukkah/ happen for several families who would otherwise have .Bowman does a wonderful job teaching kids not only reading/writing/math/science ....but also how to be loving and caring citizens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Our special needs program is top notch. We have the best teachers around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

We have a great team of teachers working together to provide a safe and educational experience for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

Bowman is not good school. The teacher's tell you one thing the grades show other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

Bowman is a great school. Each year my children have had caring, engaging teachers that work with my children to help them to succeed. I am so thankful to all the help and support that they have given my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Our teachers are soo kind and caring. My daughter loves to go to school and begs not to miss.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Bowman Open Optional Program allows/requires the children to think about what they are learning. They are taught to research, reflect, and question information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Bowman is the most inviting, wonderful school you can imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I have been a teacher at this school for 15 years. It is full of caring, positive staff. students and parents. We get so many subs who request to come back to our building because 'it feels good to be here'. I agree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

My daughter is autistic and she has had the most wonderful teachers and aids since she started preschool. She is doing very well and all of her teachers at Bowman deserve recognition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

bowman is awesome and has great staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

It is so welcoming-everyone is invited in to learn, play, and share!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

The staff are wonderful and the children love them.


Posted September 26, 2009

BOOP program has the best parental support system in the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Bowman is a very family friendly school that encourages parental involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My family loves this scholl!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This school has great programs for the kids to get involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Bowman has an amzing open opional program, my daughter loves school and is doing great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We've had teachers, a speech specialist, music teacher, gym teachers, librarians, and computer teachers do an awesome job with my kids. They really love their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love this school! My son is a kindergartener, and they've made it easy to send him to school!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
57%

2008

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female80%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female>=90%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female66%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female64%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander<=40%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial>=75%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial57%
Native American>=60%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female>=90%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female86%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial50%
Native American>=60%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 52%
Two or more races 14% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 23%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 7% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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11700 Gregory Rd
Anchorage, AK 99516
Phone: (907) 742-5600

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