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Bow Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 639 students

 

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Posted January 30, 2014

this school is a joke they say my daughter doesn't have dyslexia and I went to the doctor and had her tested , she does have dyslexia the special ed teacher will not help her she thinks that it will just go away once you learn how to read so if I was another parent out there I would not be taking my child to the school at all because when does the teacher know better than a doctor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

I love the staff and very nice brand new building. My child has problems with reading and the reading intervention specialist has been very supportive and helpful.


Posted June 18, 2008

I really like how the staff handle the kids problems individually. The interesting thing is that they place their students according to their needs with teachers that they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2006

Teachers who teach and care, Principals who think what's best for the kids, atmosphere of learning and creative thinking. Discipline determined on a case by case basis, with the best interest of the student. Individual teaching was well as classroom teaching displayed. Serious approach to WASL and regular school year. Very pleased with with faculty and their ASSISTANCE in teaching my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

Vice principal was great...Other principal not so good..Was not around very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

From being in this school for 6 years, i think the teachers are generous and funny, but they need to find more interesting ways to get students to learn. Some of the teachers spend time trying to be funny, and they're not explaining lesson quite well. They have low WASL and ITBS scores and I think they should try to be a better school, and put cameras everywhere for safety. why, just last week, we found the walls of the school painted with graffiti. Everywhere. They need to worry about their student's safety.
—Submitted by a student


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 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
11%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Black33%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income48%
Not low income73%
Special education10%
Not special education56%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female61%
Male33%
Black33%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income42%
Not low income91%
Special education0%
Not special education54%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
Black55%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income39%
Not low income54%
Special education10%
Not special education46%
Limited English12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female58%
Male40%
Black64%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income48%
Not low income54%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited English12%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female55%
Male41%
Black55%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income46%
Not low income54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male54%
Black65%
Asian54%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Not low income80%
Special education13%
Not special education57%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female49%
Male63%
Black53%
Asian54%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low income80%
Special education13%
Not special education64%
Limited English45%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female49%
Male50%
Black53%
Asian42%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low income60%
Special education25%
Not special education54%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students65%
Female76%
Male53%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income65%
Not low income64%
Special education25%
Not special education74%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income54%
Not low income64%
Special education25%
Not special education63%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 63%
Hispanic 23% 18%
Asian 13% 7%
Black 12% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 165%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 233%N/A8%
Special education 213%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Diana Garcia

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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