Bowman

Public K-5

 9 Philip Rd
       Lexington, MA  02421-6099


 (781) 861-2500

District: Lexington

SchoolDigger Rank:
61st of 927 Massachusetts Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  11.7
Number of students:  543

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.8%
Asian:
29.3%
African American:
6.6%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  8.5%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Bowman ranked better than 93.4% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranked 2nd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lexington School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.07. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (53.8%), Asian (29.3%), African American (6.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 8.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Lexington School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bowman is 11.7, which is the 2nd best among 6 elementary schools in the Lexington School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Bowman:

SchoolDigger Ranks Bowman 61st of 927 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Bowman in the ranking list.)

Lexington:

SchoolDigger ranks Lexington 15th of 332 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 165th 861 80.8% 4 star ranking
2004 87.46 76th 859 91.2% 5 star ranking
2005 81.80 139th 863 83.9% 4 star ranking
2006 87.81 76th 880 91.4% 5 star ranking
2007 85.30 96th 880 89.1% 4 star ranking
2008 77.22 187th 876 78.7% 4 star ranking
2009 83.50 118th 877 86.5% 4 star ranking
2010 88.74 54th 885 93.9% 5 star ranking
2011 93.32 12th 887 98.6% 5 star ranking
2012 91.02 34th 893 96.2% 5 star ranking
2013 92.51 20th 890 97.8% 5 star ranking
2014 90.78 29th 889 96.7% 5 star ranking
2015 91.24 28th 875 96.8% 5 star ranking
2016 89.07 61st 927 93.4% 5 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Test score data source: Massachusetts Department of Education

About the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System: The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is designed to meet the requirements of the Education Reform Law of 1993. This law specifies that the testing program must

  • test all public school students in Massachusetts, including students with disabilities and limited English proficient students;
  • measure performance based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework learning standards;
  • report on the performance of individual students, schools, and districts.

As required by the Education Reform Law, students must pass the grade 10 tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics as one condition of eligibility for a high school diploma (in addition to fulfilling local requirements).

In addition, the MCAS program is used to hold schools and districts accountable, on a yearly basis, for the progress they have made toward the objective of the No Child Left Behind Law that all students be proficient in Reading and Mathematics by 2014.

Source: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System: About the MCAS, Mass. Dept. of Education

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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

Test score 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 Fulltime 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 n/a
1994 534 n/a n/a n/a
1995 495 n/a 0 n/a
1996 495 n/a 0 n/a
1997 537 n/a 0 n/a
1998 539 n/a 0 n/a
1999 537 n/a 0 7.8
2000 545 n/a 0 7.5
2001 527 n/a 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

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bowman

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Year # Students Fulltime 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 n/a
1994 534 n/a n/a n/a
1995 495 n/a 0 n/a
1996 495 n/a 0 n/a
1997 537 n/a 0 n/a
1998 539 n/a 0 n/a
1999 537 n/a 0 7.8
2000 545 n/a 0 7.5
2001 527 n/a 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

Test score 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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