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Bowles Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 293 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2013

The teachers are not very nice here. They are very strict. One exception would be Mrs. Silverwood. She is an excellent teacher. ALL the other teachers are moody and unmoving. I believe they are too concerned about MAP test scores to remember be nice to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Bowles elementary is a great school. been named as one of the top schools in St Louis County. They have a great elementary schedule, and curriculum. Plus their early childhood education is the best. Their adventure club, before and after school is a nice way for working parents to not worry about how their child/ children will get to school if your hours are different than school hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Bowles Elementary goes above and beyond for every child. At Bowles no child will ever be left behind. The principal, Mr. Cobb, and each and every teacher care a great deal about the students and it shows in the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The teachers and staff at Bowles Elementary genuinely love and care about the children. Each child is made to feel special as an individual!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

My 2 children go to Bowles. The principal and the teachers work very hard and are a lot like a family. I am a very picky Mom and for me they pass the test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I love this school my daughter gores there and she loves it and most of all what i am looking for in a school is that the teachers are knowing what to do and the school meets the states standards
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

I have my last of 4 children going through Bowles. We have had nothing but the best experience with our school. The atmosphere of Bowles is family-oriented. Teachers bring their own children there. The teachers care about their students and are willing to get to know them and their families. Our school has always encouraged parent in-put and involvement, particularly in the classroom. I give this school the highest ranking. We love it and will be sorry to move on to middle school.
—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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 49% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students85%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 74%
Black 13% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 16%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. David Cobb
Fax number
  • (636) 305-2740

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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501 Bowles Ave
Fenton, MO 63026
Phone: (636) 891-6775

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