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Santa Clara, CA
Students enrolled: 347
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2755 Barkley Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051

(408) 423-1100
(408) 423-1180
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January 18, 2015
My son has been attending Bowers Elementary since grade 1. He is in grade 4 now and enjoys going to school. Both, teachers and staff, are very caring. Way to go Bowers!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
Bowers is an awesome school!. As a parent, you look at the rating, and wonder and probably think Oh No...I want a better school for my child. We decided to stay with our home school Bowers and have been there for 2 years. The school has a lot to offer and my son excelled with the teaching of the Kinder and 1st grade teachers!. The school has performances, art, music, and has Mega Stars to help with Character Building and lots more. We love Bowers and since everyone is on Common Core now, all schools are learning the new way.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2013
This is a wonderful school! I had seen a major improvements in his studying. He's able to complete his daily homework assignments within 45mins to 1 hour. His reading has improved dramatically! I am very thankful that I made the right decision to transfer my son to this school. Bowers had made a tremondous change in my son's education and our family.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
I have two kids that go here, and this is a wonderful school. The faculty is very attentive to the kids' needs, and they do above and beyond their job for the kids. Love, Love, Love this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2012
I am a former student of Bowers Elementary and am now currently attending UC Berkeley. This school changed my life. Before Bowers, I had attended a private religious institution for 6 years and was petrified at the idea of attending a public school for 5th grade. However, going to Bowers was life changing. Bowers was an incredible school with amazing and supportive teachers who truly cared about their students' personal development and helped me grow in so many ways. I will always be grateful.

- submitted by a community member
October 02, 2012
This is a wonderful school. I love the teachers and the experiences I have had with my child's classes have shown the teachers (and staff) to be extremely committed to education and caring for our kids. I find my child to be challenged on a regular basis and overall genuinely happy in day to day activities. I think the principal is very involved in all aspects of the school and as a parent I find my child's teacher and principal very accessible when I need information or need to address a concern. I am proud to be a member of the Bowers community!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
Great school with excellent teachers and good leadership with the school principal. The principal is really involved in all the school activities and events which is great. Parents can talk freely to him and you see him regularly. He goes into the classrooms and talks to the kids. This is much different than when I went to school, you only saw the principal if you were in trouble.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2012
I have three children that attend Bowers and I am most impressed by the staff and teachers at this school. The heart, commitment and hard work that I see demonstrated day in and day out is extraordinary. My children are not only learning academically, but their characters are being built up by the focus and attention to these important life qualities. Yay Mega Skills!! I also really appreciate the hard work that some of the parents give through the PTA and other volunteer opportunities. Bowers...a GREAT community for learning and life!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
Bowers teachers are excellent, caring, and very passionate about teaching. We are very pleased with how Bowers has handled all the budget cuts in these tough economic times and still thrived while keeping the students best interests in mind.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2012
Bowers is a wonderful school. My husband & I attended Bowers as did my children & now grandchildren. All of the staff are very caring, professional & take a great interest in the development of the students. Love this school!!!

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2012
My daughter attends Bowers. The principal and teachers/staff are all great: professional, approachable, enthusiastic, and genuinely invested in their students. The school includes extras like music, computer training, and drama. The overall atmosphere of the school is positive and friendly. My daughter enjoys going to school and likes the staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
My daughter attends this school. We love it. The teachers and Principal are amazing. Exceptional programmes are offered here. When your child wants to go to school everyday it says a lot!!!! Great job Bowers, keep up the good work.......go Bulldogs!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
I am 7 years with my kids in the Bowers.I love this school,staff and good programs they have here.Bowers is a big step for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2011
This is a great school heres why: Nice people,good teachers,and a nice playground everything you need is Bowers and i am one of the students right now.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 04, 2010
This school is a great school . I love the staff and the academic programs. My son loves going to school . That alone should tell that Bowers is an excellent school

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
My son went to Bowers from kindergarten to 5th grade. Every teacher that he had there was excellent. The teachers were accessible and always willing to answer questions.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
I give Bowers Elementry School Santa Clara, CA. 5 stars for many reasons. My daughter has special needs and every staff member we have worked with has went above and beyond helpful. Not only helpful with my daughter but helpful to my whole family. THANK-YOU Bowers for you loving support these past 4 years.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2008
Bowers Elementary is a wonderful school and community and we are very pleased with the level of education our daughter is receiving in kindergarten. Mrs. Sanderson, our daughter's teacher is fantastic and listens to parents and their requests and finds ways to challenge students to help them grow. Principal Moss is also a great asset to the school. Overall the faculty is experienced and very dedicated to the children. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
My son went to St.Leo's. he hated going to school. he had a hard time with his school work. they didn't try to help him. I enrolled him at Bowers and he now likes to go to school. he has improved in all subjects. the teachers are great! the principal is exceptional. thank you.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2008
We moved here a couple months ago from the best school district in San Diego so naturally our expectations for an elementary school was high. Our daughter is currently attending first grade at Bowers & unfortunately will not be returning next fall. From the very beginning of the school year, my daughter would come home from with homework that was very similar to the ones she received in kindergarten. I assumed that the teacher wanted to review material that students have already learned and then move on to the next subject. This was not the case. According to the teacher, the homework that they bring home reflects what they are currently learning in class. If that is indeed true, why have we not seen any progression in what she is learning in math or reading comprehension? Bottom line, Bowers will not deliver a challenging environment for your kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
Bowers is a community full of caring, educated and understanding teachers and staff. Children are fortunate enough to have teachers who truly care about them individually and the principal is very involved and committed to open communication with the families. I love the mega-skills program, the PTA involvement, and the fabulous team approach shared by all!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
I would never send my child to any school that was less than excellent. The teachers are top notch and the staff is kind, trustworthy and caring (especially Mrs. Foster.) It would be great to see more parental involvement at the many fun school events, but the students have a great educational experience overall.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2008
The teachers there were great, and the principals were involved. It's a great alternative to Private Schools.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
I think Bowers is a great public school. We were considering funding the cost of private school for our grandchild but decided to give our neighborhood school a chance. We have been more than pleased. The teachers are all great, the office staff very helpful. The principal is loved by all the kids and knows the names of every student!

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2007
The teachers at Bowers are great. It would be nice to have more parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
The discipline at Bowers has been a big disappointment. My kindergartner has been continually harassed throughout the school year by the same bully. The teachers are all great and seemed very concerned. But, the office staff would not tell us who the other child involved was or if any corrective measures were taken. My daughter will not be returning in fall.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
Great school! My daughter went there and now my son will start in Sept. I can't wait.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
average neighborhood school.

- submitted by a former student
January 03, 2005
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August 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2004
I think Bowers is awesome - They have been making great strides and improving every year on thier API score. Also the Kindergarten team is first rate.

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Bowers Elementary School
2755 Barkley Avenue, Santa Clara, CA  95051
(408) 423-1100
Last modified Bowers Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bowers Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top