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Bowdish Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 529 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 18, 2012

I went to Bowdish for less then a month, and was bullied horribly. The teachers didnt do anything abut it and the girls heir were extreamly creul. ive been to 5 middle schools and this was the wrst.


Posted January 28, 2011

My daughter has gone to Bowdish for two years (6th and 7th grade), and I'm shocked that the previous reviews. She has had consistently excellent teachers who have bent over backwards to help her succeed. Even though she is not a popular kid, she has never mention bullying of any type, although I am sure it happens at every school in the country. Having volunteered and worked with the teachers at this school, I know without a doubt that this forum contains some significant misinformation (see posts #1 and #2). I look forward to my daughter s 8th grade year, and I look forward to my son attending Bowdish also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

Definitely not happy with this school, while bullying is not tolerated it continues to flourish in this environment. Children who are outside the norm are teased and bullied for the fun of it. If the teachers do notice and address it it just goes underground and continues. If a child complains it may or may not be addressed due to the teachers attitude on the topci. I've found the principal to be supportive in this regard, but the teachers are not always in sync with him and your child will be left to struggle on their own. You have to take an active role in their defense, even at the risk of being labeled a pain becuase you are defending your child from others who cannot seem to figure out how to live and left live. If your child struggles with bullies, this may not be the best place for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

I am completely disgusted with this school. My daughter came from Opportunity to Bowdish for 6th grade. The Opportunity Elementary staff was so helpful and enthusiastic, they made me want to participate in volunteering and helping out in fundraisers. But from day one Bowdish Middle has made life difficult for both of us. And the staff is brash, unwilling to help, and sometimes rude. I really don't even want her to go back there. Last year the homework load was overwhelming. They won't bus my daughter, even though we are about a mile from the school, which means she has to walk up a hill with no sidewalks with a backpack and a violin every day. Parents don't even show up for the events unless it's sports or music. Something needs to be done, or improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2007

I went to Bowdish my 6th grade year and mybrother and siter went there all three years. My 6th grade year was ok. I loved the teachers but was no too interested in the students. There are no clubs at Bowdish. There are no advanced programs (except for in math) for students that want to challenge themselves. There is deffinitely no diversity. On the bright side, Bowdish is pretty small wich means closer relationships between students and teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2003

My daughter has had a wonderful school experience at Bowdish. She is a girl who wants to participate in as much as possible. I have been very pleased at all the opportunities for school involvement she has been given. I feel confident that she is able to now go to high school confident and prepared because of the school community at Bowdish.


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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 59% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
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 64% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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 53% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students47%
Female43%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income38%
Not low income58%
Special education12%
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income61%
Not low income73%
Special education29%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income69%
Not low income74%
Special education19%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income74%
Not low income84%
Special education31%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income87%
Not low income78%
Special education35%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income59%
Not low income63%
Special education15%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income65%
Not low income73%
Special education11%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income76%
Not low income83%
Special education29%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 63%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Hispanic 6% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 154%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 20%N/A8%
Special education 218%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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