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Bow Elementary School

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Posted January 19, 2011

We moved to Bow for the schools and we love it!! Great school, great teachers. awesome ratio!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My son has excelled with the help of the staff and volunteers at the Elementary School. The PTO has a ton of activites and the parents and kids alike are all wonderful. My kinder went from hating learning letters in the summer to reading and sounding out entire words in a matter of months. I love that I live in Bow and consider it a privilage to have such an amazing school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Bow Elementary School does so much for our children. I have had nothing but good experiences with them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This school has extra programs for children who need to be challenged as well as programs that help children who need a little extra assistance in learning. Every staff member has a smile on their face daily and you can tell they want to be with there with your child on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I couldn't agree more with the 3 reviews posted from 2005! I, too, am an educator parent and find that the school is high achieving but not well rounded. Creativity from teachers is not valued. In fact, I would think quite the opposite. The well-educated staff seems to be discouraged from thinking outside the box and encouraged to teach to the test. It s hard not to be high achieving when most students enter kindergarten and first grade already reading! Parents are very involved and there is a lot of academic support at home. I wonder how high the school would score in another community. As for positives the school does offer excellent early intervention for struggling readers. If you are looking for a well-rounded, creative, and enriching school, look elsewhere. This school is run of the mill, lucky to be in an involved community. We're considering taking our kids out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

We have had a wonderful experence with the Elementary School. Both of my children have had involved teachers that care about their well being. My 3ed grade child reads at a 6th grade level. Her teacher this year has gone above and beyond with helping her understand assignments. Her teacher has contacted me at home with concerns. My son is in Middle School now but when he was at the Elementary School his teachers worked very closely with us. They both loved the music program so much that they have gone on to take lessons outside the school. The office staff is wonderful, Mrs. Gibbons has shown a level of concern for the students that we sure didn't see in the district we were in before. Overall my children have a great base for education as they go on in their lives.
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Posted April 25, 2005

In my opinion both as an educator and parent this school district is lacking many fundamentals in the race for progression. They have moved towards that progressive edge by hiring a more innovative staff which seem to leave after short periods of time leaving the traditional practices in place. They are faced with the standard that has been set by teachers who are nearing retirement or unwilling to stray from the established past practices, closing the doors on these new teachers, which in turn impacts my children's opportunity for the best possible education. Their lack of funding also has a great impact on the opportunity afforded to my children. The deficit of air conditioning in the facility, lack of funding to appropriately train teachers, puts Bow in a low standing in comparison with the north east. region.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

The special education department of the Bow schools leaves something to be desired. Actually a lot to be desired. The money comes before the needs of the child. I have had nothing but battles with the school over what my child needs. They have no regard for physicians opinions. There has been some improvement since they hired the current special ed director.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

There are two sets of teachers in this school. Tenured teachers are not creative and are satisfied with taking the same old approach each and every year. These teachers clearly do not want to be challenged and therefore offer our children an inferior education. There are then the younger teachers who have drive, desire and determination to educate our children and will take new and different approaches to succeed. They, core the most part, care about our children. Bow schools set higher standards then most others throughout the state. Though children may rank more favorably in other school districts once you get to Bow the child's scoring will go down. This leads to poor placement when the child moves onto other school districts or higher education. It is very destructive.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 70% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

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

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability38%
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability23%
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant87%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

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

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
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 6%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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22 Bow Center Rd
Bow, NH 03304
Phone: (603) 225-3049

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