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Bowers School

Public | K-5 | 401 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 22, 2013

Bowers is a wonderful school with a tremendous sense of school and community spirit. Our child loves it at Bowers and really feels like a part of something great. The staff shows overwhelming commitment to all students and parents by working as partners in the education process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

I went to Bowers for 6th grade, since the 6th grade academy was still being built. Even though I only went there for a year, I had a wonderful time. The teachers, principle, and the rest of the staff was awesome. I would definetly reccommend parents to enroll thier kids in this great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

I have 3 children that go have and still are in Bowers school. I also have a child with special needs as well. This is school is a wonderful school. The staff from the office to the teachers are wonderful. I have also had some confrontations with a few teachers in the past who I didn't care for, but I suppose that is to be expected anywhere you go, you will not always 'click' with everyone you come into contact with, nor will your child. However for the most part this school is wonderful, especially now with the current principal that has taken over in the last 3 years, great changes have occured.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

My son has been going to bowers school since last year. He is in Pre-K and has special needs. All of the staff at the school his teachers, the nurse, principle, ect. have been wonderful to my son and my family. Bowers has given him the extra attention that he needed and taken the time to let me know about the entire process all along the way. I would recommend this school to any parent who is looking for the right care for their child especially if your child has special needs. The care and attention you and your child will receive is priceless. And the teachers and staff are so patient even with over bearing moms like me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

My daughter has been at Bowers since 1st grade. There have been a few bumps but overall the experience is great. My daughter is advanced and they have kept up well keeping her challenged. When she injured herself, they were wonderful in their treatment of her. They also have a child with special needs and he is mainstreamed as much as possible and is treated wonderfully
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

If you have a child with special needs, do not enroll them in this school. My brother has special needs and they were very rude to him and treated him very badly along with my neighbors son. Being his older sister I am not impressed and am very upset with this school's, judgement on others!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 83% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Writing

All Students79%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students64%
Female55%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female100%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students84%
Female95%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students87%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 61%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Black 15% 13%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: (860) 647-3313

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