Amidon Bowen Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 401 I St SW
       Washington, DC  20024


 (202) 724-4867

 School Website

District: District Of Columbia Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
104th of 120 District Of Columbia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.2
Number of students:  350

Racial breakdown:
African American:
87.7%
White:
4.6%
Hispanic:
4.0%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Amidon Bowen Elementary School ranked worse than 86.7% of elementary schools in District Of Columbia. It also ranked 61st among 75 ranked elementary schools in the District Of Columbia Public Schools. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.71. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (87.7%), White (4.6%), Hispanic (4%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Amidon Bowen Elementary School is 11.2. 42 elementary schools in the District Of Columbia Public Schools have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Amidon Bowen Elementary School employs 31 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Amidon Bowen Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Amidon Bowen Elementary School 104th of 120 District Of Columbia public elementary schools. (See Amidon Bowen Elementary School in the ranking list.)

District Of Columbia Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks District Of Columbia Public Schools 25th of 39 District Of Columbia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Amidon Bowen Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 24.86 92nd 111 17.1%
2011 13.75 107th 111 3.6%
2012 14.68 104th 112 7.1%
2014 19.35 91st 109 16.5%
2015 15.88 94th 97 3.1%
2016 21.00 84th 99 15.2%
2017 16.55 98th 108 9.3%
2018 19.71 104th 120 13.3%

Data source: test scores: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Open Quote I love the school (mom of a PK-3 boy with an IEP) Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Monday, September 8, 2014

Open Quote This school is one where the teachers genuinely care for the students and there is a real sense of community and support within its walls.

The majority of students come from families where there are no "helicopter" parents around, and a great many students are being reared by grandmothers and aunts. Most of the kids qualify for free lunch and most live in subsidized housing.

This is a school that is improving tremendously. The capitol improvements make it one of the prettiest schools in the city and it has a dance studio, full gym with bleachers and an auditorium. It's half a block from the Waterfront Metro, and the location is indeed a great one.

Principal Miller is one of those educators movies are made about! (Not even kidding) She's the best person to tell her own story, but growing up poor under Communist rule in Poland to learning English and coming to the US determined to show poor children that education can absolutely bring them better lives is the jist.

Anyway, my child has thrived in the school. I wish there were more involved parents. (There are some!) This year has an extended day, and the students are being taught until 4:15. My friends at Yeshiva when I was growing up were the only ones I knew who were in school THAT long!

It needs more parent involvement. It needs some more middle class families. But this school is absolutely one to consider- especially if your child is bright. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Amidon Bowen Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 12 414 13 12 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 411 406
1990 2 358 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1991 3 370 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 383
1992 6 398 3 15 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1993 0 413 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 423
1994 1 420 7 14 0 n/a n/a 0 442
1995 0 371 5 14 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1996 0 371 5 14 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1997 1 386 7 15 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1998 4 387 2 24 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1999 7 388 7 24 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2000 7 391 11 20 0 n/a n/a 0 429
2001 6 407 19 27 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2002 3 396 7 32 0 n/a n/a 0 438
2003 3 396 7 32 0 n/a n/a 0 438
2004 4 370 2 24 0 n/a n/a 0 400
2005 4 358 3 16 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2006 3 307 5 13 0 n/a n/a 0 328
2007 1 255 5 15 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2008 0 223 4 14 1 n/a n/a 0 242
2009 1 325 3 6 1 n/a n/a 0 336
2010 0 311 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 316
2011 0 265 1 2 1 0 0 0 269
2012 3 252 2 2 0 0 0 0 259
2013 5 269 5 14 0 0 0 0 293
2014 9 311 4 14 0 1 3 0 342
2015 11 304 5 16 0 2 7 0 345
2016 10 317 7 19 1 0 2 0 356
2017 16 307 8 14 n/a n/a 5 0 350

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Amidon Bowen Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 451 29.0 15.5 30.6
1989 406 30.0 13.5 34.0
1990 374 18.0 20.7 20.1
1991 383 19.0 20.1 42.0
1992 422 23.0 18.3 40.5
1993 423 22.0 19.2 21.5
1994 442 23.0 19.2 62.4
1995 390 19.0 20.5 63.8
1996 390 19.0 20.5 63.8
1997 409 16.0 25.6 58.7
1998 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 426 25.0 17.0 n/a
2000 429 28.5 15.1 63.2
2001 459 30.0 15.3 69.1
2002 438 n/a n/a 63.0
2003 438 n/a n/a 63.0
2004 400 31.0 12.9 72.8
2005 381 21.0 18.1 73.5
2006 328 20.0 16.4 72.9
2007 276 24.0 11.5 74.3
2008 242 3.0 80.7 75.2
2009 336 30.8 10.9 89.3
2010 316 5.0 63.2 94.0
2011 269 24.0 11.2 98.9
2012 259 19.5 13.2 72.2
2013 293 21.0 13.9 73.0
2014 342 23.0 14.8 99.1
2015 345 27.0 12.7 100.0
2016 356 28.0 12.7 100.0
2017 350 31.0 11.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Amidon Bowen Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 451 29.0 15.5 30.6
1989 406 30.0 13.5 34.0
1990 374 18.0 20.7 20.1
1991 383 19.0 20.1 42.0
1992 422 23.0 18.3 40.5
1993 423 22.0 19.2 21.5
1994 442 23.0 19.2 62.4
1995 390 19.0 20.5 63.8
1996 390 19.0 20.5 63.8
1997 409 16.0 25.6 58.7
1998 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 426 25.0 17.0 n/a
2000 429 28.5 15.1 63.2
2001 459 30.0 15.3 69.1
2002 438 n/a n/a 63.0
2003 438 n/a n/a 63.0
2004 400 31.0 12.9 72.8
2005 381 21.0 18.1 73.5
2006 328 20.0 16.4 72.9
2007 276 24.0 11.5 74.3
2008 242 3.0 80.7 75.2
2009 336 30.8 10.9 89.3
2010 316 5.0 63.2 94.0
2011 269 24.0 11.2 98.9
2012 259 19.5 13.2 72.2
2013 293 21.0 13.9 73.0
2014 342 23.0 14.8 99.1
2015 345 27.0 12.7 100.0
2016 356 28.0 12.7 100.0
2017 350 31.0 11.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education.

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