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Bowerman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 283 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2014

was ok with kindergarten and loved the teacher but after my daughter was in 1st grade I am ready to leave this school behind for good. One of the worst faculty I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. They are seriously a very clueless school and don't really care about their students. My daughter's teacher called me at work and said my daughter was getting on her nerves and being ridiculous because my daughter was upset and had been crying. that is absolutely outrageous and I am extremely happy to be out of that schools boundary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

BOWERMAN IS THE BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SPS!! The teachers are very caring and spontaneous!! All 3 of my kids went and didn't EVER have problems with anything! Principal Leadership is sorta slim. But I ABSOULTLY LOOVVEE BOWERMAN Elementary! I RECCOMEND THIS SCHOOL TO EVERY ONE!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

Bowerman`s has a great special needs class ,they are really good teachers and should be proud of themselves
—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.
Communication Arts

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students25%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White21%
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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 Students29%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 74%
Black 12% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Joe Dye
Fax number
  • (417) 523-1495

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2148 North Douglas
Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: (417) 523-1400

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