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Bowen Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 701 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2004

This is 'The Greatest School on Earth', involved parents, good teachers and staff. Retired teachers continue to stay involved, wonderful principal and an outstanding PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

I currently have 2 kids attending Bowen, both my kids and I love the school. Mr. Tyra has an open door policy both with himself and the classrooms. He encourages parent participation and the teachers welcome you with open arms. Not only are my kids receiving a well rounded A+ education at a great price (you can't beat free), but they are having fun while doing it. The staff (from the front office to the cafeteria) is wonderful. My kids always have a fun story to tell about school. The PTA plans many activities for the families that encourage interaction with other families (Family Fun Nights are the best). We travel 25 mins by car or 60 mins by school bus to get to school, It is definitely worth the trip.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

I love this school i was real close to paying for the son to go to a private school until we moved into the Bowen area. Everyone is great at this school from the cooks to the housekeepers when you walk thru the doors it's almost like my 3rd home all of the teachers,office ladies, and all of the parents are great and this is our 3rd year here. Mr. T is the greates principal on earth
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 44% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male51%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female55%
Male47%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students63%
Female72%
Male51%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female69%
Male43%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 82%
Black 25% 11%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 4% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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