Bowman

Public K-5

 9 Philip Rd
       Lexington, MA  02421


(781) 861-2500

District: Lexington

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,053 Help


Students who attend Bowman usually attend:

Middle:    Jonas Clarke Middle
High:    Lexington High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  451

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
41.9%
White:
38.6%
Two or more races:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.3% Help


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Compare Details Bowman ranks better than 99.4% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks first among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lexington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.82. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (41.9%), White (38.6%), two or more races (10%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bowman is 11.9. 5 elementary schools in the Lexington School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bowman is $20,053. 3 elementary schools in the Lexington School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bowman:

SchoolDigger ranks Bowman 6th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Bowman in the ranking list.)

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Lexington:

SchoolDigger ranks Lexington 6th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Bowman

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Rank History for all students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 80.42 173rd 884 80.4%
2004 87.46 78th 882 91.2%
2005 81.80 147th 887 83.4%
2006 87.81 80th 911 91.2%
2007 85.30 99th 911 89.1%
2008 77.22 196th 908 78.4%
2009 83.50 121st 909 86.7%
2010 88.74 55th 920 94.0%
2011 93.32 12th 924 98.7%
2012 91.02 34th 930 96.3%
2013 92.51 20th 928 97.8%
2014 90.78 29th 926 96.9%
2015 91.24 28th 914 96.9%
2016 89.07 61st 932 93.5%
2017 90.94 40th 938 95.7%
2018 94.28 8th 934 99.1%
2019 89.72 63rd 942 93.3%
2021 94.84 17th 936 98.2%
2022 96.55 6th 932 99.4%
2023 96.82 6th 928 99.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.53 5th 31 83.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.48 2nd 240 99.2%
2022 98.83 2nd 267 99.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.33 64th 886 92.8%
2019 87.20 49th 896 94.5%
2021 96.34 9th 894 99.0%
2022 97.04 7th 905 99.2%
2023 80.87 77th 703 89.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.59 14th 700 98.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.26 19th 893 97.9%
2019 90.68 41st 902 95.5%
2021 93.69 24th 898 97.3%
2022 95.92 7th 901 99.2%
2023 96.29 7th 887 99.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.20 191st 656 70.9%
2019 54.37 244th 665 63.3%
2021 75.42 104th 632 83.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.31 9th 898 99.0%
2019 86.75 87th 907 90.4%
2021 93.65 21st 904 97.7%
2022 93.72 25th 908 97.2%
2023 95.50 13th 896 98.5%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 93.08 36th 925 96.1%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.58 7th 399 98.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.02 10th 154 93.5%
2019 83.47 9th 155 94.2%
2021 77.18 29th 141 79.4%
2022 81.51 14th 143 90.2%
2023 78.25 24th 145 83.4%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for White students at Bowman

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.66 5th 772 99.4%
2019 79.59 115th 780 85.3%
2021 89.66 36th 765 95.3%
2022 91.56 21st 764 97.3%
2023 94.40 11th 762 98.6%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Bowman

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 349 36 49 4 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1989 362 33 45 5 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1990 384 38 35 3 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1991 387 41 38 2 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1992 387 36 46 2 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1993 394 35 44 2 0 n/a n/a 0 475
1994 458 26 46 4 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1995 421 28 40 6 0 n/a n/a 0 495
1996 421 28 40 6 0 n/a n/a 0 495
1997 431 33 65 7 1 n/a n/a 0 537
1998 423 34 74 7 1 n/a n/a 0 539
1999 420 35 70 11 1 n/a n/a 0 537
2000 422 39 69 14 1 n/a n/a 0 545
2001 397 38 76 15 1 n/a n/a 0 527
2002 319 38 96 13 0 n/a n/a 0 466
2003 319 38 96 13 0 n/a n/a 0 466
2004 307 33 96 14 0 n/a n/a 0 450
2005 296 23 107 12 0 n/a n/a 0 438
2006 295 17 109 16 0 n/a n/a 20 457
2007 291 17 115 26 0 n/a n/a 21 470
2008 296 18 122 24 0 n/a n/a 16 476
2009 284 16 136 27 1 0 14 0 478
2010 287 22 136 26 1 0 11 0 483
2011 294 27 171 23 1 0 15 0 531
2012 278 28 168 21 1 0 17 0 513
2013 284 26 176 19 2 0 24 0 531
2014 292 36 159 19 2 0 35 0 543
2015 285 33 190 17 2 0 46 0 573
2016 286 32 200 14 0 0 48 0 580
2017 295 26 182 14 0 0 50 0 567
2018 281 31 179 15 0 0 54 0 560
2019 271 31 176 16 0 0 52 0 546
2020 250 24 182 26 0 0 49 0 531
2021 208 18 174 26 0 0 44 0 470
2022 181 16 165 22 0 0 46 0 430
2023 174 19 189 24 0 0 45 0 451

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 Bowman

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 438 n/a n/a n/a
1989 445 n/a n/a n/a
1990 460 n/a n/a n/a
1991 468 n/a n/a n/a
1992 471 n/a n/a n/a
1993 475 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 534 n/a n/a n/a
1995 495 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 495 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 537 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 537 n/a 0.0 7.8
2000 545 n/a 0.0 7.5
2001 527 n/a 0.0 7.2
2002 466 n/a n/a 6.2
2003 466 n/a n/a 6.2
2004 450 35.3 12.7 6.7
2005 438 33.9 12.9 5.7
2006 457 34.1 13.4 6.4
2007 470 37.0 12.7 5.1
2008 476 37.5 12.7 6.7
2009 478 42.2 11.3 6.9
2010 483 41.6 11.6 4.6
2011 531 42.7 12.4 6.6
2012 513 41.9 12.2 8.2
2013 531 43.7 12.1 8.3
2014 543 46.3 11.7 8.5
2015 573 45.0 12.7 6.3
2016 580 48.0 12.0 n/a
2017 567 48.9 11.5 n/a
2018 560 47.6 11.7 n/a
2019 546 47.5 11.4 n/a
2020 531 46.3 11.4 n/a
2021 470 42.8 10.9 n/a
2022 430 41.5 10.3 n/a
2023 451 37.7 11.9 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Bowman

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 438 n/a n/a n/a
1989 445 n/a n/a n/a
1990 460 n/a n/a n/a
1991 468 n/a n/a n/a
1992 471 n/a n/a n/a
1993 475 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 534 n/a n/a n/a
1995 495 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 495 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 537 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 537 n/a 0.0 7.8
2000 545 n/a 0.0 7.5
2001 527 n/a 0.0 7.2
2002 466 n/a n/a 6.2
2003 466 n/a n/a 6.2
2004 450 35.3 12.7 6.7
2005 438 33.9 12.9 5.7
2006 457 34.1 13.4 6.4
2007 470 37.0 12.7 5.1
2008 476 37.5 12.7 6.7
2009 478 42.2 11.3 6.9
2010 483 41.6 11.6 4.6
2011 531 42.7 12.4 6.6
2012 513 41.9 12.2 8.2
2013 531 43.7 12.1 8.3
2014 543 46.3 11.7 8.5
2015 573 45.0 12.7 6.3
2016 580 48.0 12.0 n/a
2017 567 48.9 11.5 n/a
2018 560 47.6 11.7 n/a
2019 546 47.5 11.4 n/a
2020 531 46.3 11.4 n/a
2021 470 42.8 10.9 n/a
2022 430 41.5 10.3 n/a
2023 451 37.7 11.9 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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bowman

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $225 (1.4%) $16,090 (98.6%) $16,315
2020 $291 (1.7%) $17,234 (98.3%) $17,525
2021 $387 (1.9%) $19,666 (98.1%) $20,053

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bowman

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 63rd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 6th of 928 Elementary schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bowman)6974.3
 5.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7371.7
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bowman)7481.1
 7.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7572.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bowman)8177.2
 3.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7871
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bowman)8884.8
 3.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)8077.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bowman)7581.3
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7474.2
 0.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bowman)7686.8
 10.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7576.4
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Bowman)7876.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (Lexington)7472.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Bowman)7577.9
 2.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lexington)7875.6
 2.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Bowman)8084.4
 4.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Lexington)8278.9
 3.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Bowman)7876.9
 1.1%
   All Grades Science (Lexington)7877.5
 0.5%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students546451
 17.4%
African American3119
 38.7%
American Indian00
Asian176189
 7.4%
Hispanic1624
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White271174
 35.8%
Two or More Races5245
 13.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bowman

Students at Bowman are 42% Asian, 39% White, 10% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 4% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 451 students attended Bowman.

Yes! Bowman is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 6th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools.

Students who attend Bowman usually go on to attend:

Middle : Jonas Clarke Middle
High : Lexington High


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