Bowman

Public K-5

 9 Philip Rd
       Lexington, MA  02421


(781) 861-2500

District: Lexington

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 932 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:  10.3
Number of students:  430

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.1%
Asian:
38.4%
Two or more races:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.3%

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Compare Details Bowman ranks better than 99.4% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lexington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (42.1%), Asian (38.4%), two or more races (10.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bowman is 10.3. 3 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.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Bowman:

SchoolDigger ranks Bowman 6th of 932 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Bowman in the ranking list.)

Lexington:

SchoolDigger ranks Lexington 3rd of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Bowman

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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%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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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

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

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 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

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

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 63rd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 6th of 932 Elementary schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bowman)6979.2
 10.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7372.7
 0.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5644
 12%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bowman)7474
 0%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7571.2
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941.1
 7.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bowman)8175.9
 5.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7871
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5238.4
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bowman)8887.5
 0.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)8080.7
 0.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4942.4
 6.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bowman)7571.1
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7468.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5240.6
 11.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bowman)7678.3
 2.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7574.7
 0.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4936.2
 12.8%
5th Grade Science (Bowman)7881.9
 3.9%
   5th Grade Science (Lexington)7475.1
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.8
 5.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Bowman)7575.2
 0.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lexington)7874.7
 3.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5241.3
 10.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Bowman)8080.3
 0.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Lexington)8278.4
 3.6%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4939.1
 9.9%
All Grades Science (Bowman)7881.9
 3.9%
   All Grades Science (Lexington)7879.4
 1.4%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4742.3
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students546470
 13.9%
African American3118
 41.9%
American Indian00
Asian176174
 1.1%
Hispanic1626
 62.5%
Pacific Islander00
White271208
 23.2%
Two or More Races5244
 15.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Bowman

In the 2021-22 school year, 430 students attended Bowman.

Students who attend Bowman usually go on to attend:

Middle : Jonas Clarke Middle
High : Lexington High

Yes! Bowman is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 6th of 932 Massachusetts elementary schools.

Students at Bowman are 42% White, 38% Asian, 11% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 4% African American.


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