Samuel Bowles

Public K-5

 24 Bowles Park
       Springfield, MA  01104


(413) 787-7334

District: Springfield

SchoolDigger Rank:
875th of 936 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,924 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7
Number of students:  242

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
71.1%
African American:
17.4%
White:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.8%

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Compare Details Samuel Bowles ranks worse than 93.5% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 25th among 32 ranked elementary schools in the Springfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.93. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (71.1%), African American (17.4%), White (10.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Samuel Bowles is 10.7, which is the 11th best among 32 elementary schools in the Springfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Samuel Bowles is $16,924. 19 elementary schools in the Springfield School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Samuel Bowles:

SchoolDigger ranks Samuel Bowles 875th of 936 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Samuel Bowles in the ranking list.)

Springfield:

SchoolDigger ranks Springfield 306th of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Samuel Bowles

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 16.14 751st 884 15.0%
2004 6.59 838th 882 5.0%
2005 8.82 824th 887 7.1%
2006 18.02 776th 911 14.8%
2007 45.85 552nd 911 39.4%
2008 43.40 575th 908 36.7%
2009 42.13 579th 909 36.3%
2010 57.65 416th 920 54.8%
2011 10.32 842nd 924 8.9%
2012 15.51 805th 930 13.4%
2013 11.43 844th 928 9.1%
2014 26.66 726th 926 21.6%
2015 11.14 847th 914 7.3%
2016 13.83 840th 932 9.9%
2017 28.95 701st 938 25.3%
2018 23.74 744th 934 20.3%
2019 16.06 826th 942 12.3%
2021 9.93 875th 936 6.5%

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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by a parent
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Open Quote This school is just plain sad. There is no communication, the principal doesn't talk to or work with parents, and the bullying and destructive behaviors of students are ignored. My child is basically afraid to go to school. I know we live in a poor area, but I'm sick of hearing that as an excuse. I do have to say that his teacher is very good, although he is afraid of her. This fact earned the only star. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Samuel Bowles

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 192 103 3 136 0 n/a n/a 0 434
1989 202 99 3 130 0 n/a n/a 0 434
1990 221 110 2 169 0 n/a n/a 0 502
1991 217 105 3 171 0 n/a n/a 0 496
1992 214 86 1 181 0 n/a n/a 0 482
1993 201 85 1 203 0 n/a n/a 0 490
1994 181 75 1 180 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1995 139 95 3 184 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1996 139 95 3 184 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1997 145 87 0 196 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1998 148 87 0 241 0 n/a n/a 0 476
1999 142 66 2 195 0 n/a n/a 0 405
2000 136 71 1 219 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2001 113 71 2 260 0 n/a n/a 0 446
2002 107 54 5 241 0 n/a n/a 0 407
2003 107 54 5 241 0 n/a n/a 0 407
2004 94 61 4 228 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2005 87 61 6 214 1 n/a n/a 0 369
2006 75 42 4 181 0 n/a n/a 24 326
2007 82 59 4 161 0 n/a n/a 17 323
2008 71 65 2 161 0 n/a n/a 13 312
2009 62 55 2 181 0 0 14 0 314
2010 66 41 1 172 0 0 13 0 293
2011 70 48 1 179 0 0 14 0 312
2012 59 44 2 188 2 0 20 0 315
2013 62 45 4 225 2 1 8 0 347
2014 50 47 3 193 1 1 10 0 305
2015 48 52 2 219 0 1 9 0 331
2016 43 50 0 226 0 1 7 0 327
2017 40 56 1 228 0 1 7 0 333
2018 41 55 1 234 0 0 7 0 338
2019 36 54 2 233 0 0 2 0 327
2020 35 42 1 242 0 0 2 0 322
2021 25 42 1 172 0 1 1 0 242

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 Samuel Bowles

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 434 n/a n/a n/a
1989 434 n/a n/a n/a
1990 502 n/a n/a n/a
1991 496 n/a n/a n/a
1992 482 n/a n/a n/a
1993 490 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 437 n/a n/a n/a
1995 421 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 421 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 428 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 476 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 405 n/a 0.0 78.3
2000 427 n/a 0.0 93.2
2001 446 n/a 0.0 88.6
2002 407 n/a n/a 71
2003 407 n/a n/a 71
2004 387 32.0 12.1 79.6
2005 369 32.0 11.5 79.4
2006 326 31.0 10.5 81.8
2007 323 29.0 11.1 84.3
2008 312 26.0 12.0 84.3
2009 314 23.9 13.1 77.1
2010 293 28.2 10.3 86.3
2011 312 23.9 13.0 84
2012 315 25.1 12.5 83.8
2013 347 28.3 12.2 84.1
2014 305 31.1 9.7 85.2
2015 331 27.0 12.2 75.8
2016 327 29.0 11.2 n/a
2017 333 29.1 11.4 n/a
2018 338 20.0 16.8 n/a
2019 327 21.0 15.5 n/a
2020 322 22.0 14.6 n/a
2021 242 22.5 10.7 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Samuel Bowles

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 434 n/a n/a n/a
1989 434 n/a n/a n/a
1990 502 n/a n/a n/a
1991 496 n/a n/a n/a
1992 482 n/a n/a n/a
1993 490 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 437 n/a n/a n/a
1995 421 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 421 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 428 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 476 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 405 n/a 0.0 78.3
2000 427 n/a 0.0 93.2
2001 446 n/a 0.0 88.6
2002 407 n/a n/a 71
2003 407 n/a n/a 71
2004 387 32.0 12.1 79.6
2005 369 32.0 11.5 79.4
2006 326 31.0 10.5 81.8
2007 323 29.0 11.1 84.3
2008 312 26.0 12.0 84.3
2009 314 23.9 13.1 77.1
2010 293 28.2 10.3 86.3
2011 312 23.9 13.0 84
2012 315 25.1 12.5 83.8
2013 347 28.3 12.2 84.1
2014 305 31.1 9.7 85.2
2015 331 27.0 12.2 75.8
2016 327 29.0 11.2 n/a
2017 333 29.1 11.4 n/a
2018 338 20.0 16.8 n/a
2019 327 21.0 15.5 n/a
2020 322 22.0 14.6 n/a
2021 242 22.5 10.7 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 Samuel Bowles

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,149 (7.2%) $14,919 (92.8%) $16,068
2020 $1,622 (9.6%) $15,302 (90.4%) $16,924

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Samuel Bowles

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 826th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 875th of 936 Elementary schools
 5.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Bowles)3531.4
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Springfield)4131.3
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5650.8
 5.3%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Samuel Bowles)2411.8
 12.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Springfield)3012.1
 17.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Bowles)2916
 13%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Springfield)3328.2
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5249
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Samuel Bowles)230
 23%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Springfield)288.9
 19.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.3
 15.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Bowles)4918.4
 30.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Springfield)3726
 11%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246.5
 5.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Samuel Bowles)315.3
 25.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Springfield)3013.5
 16.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
5th Grade Science (Samuel Bowles)3115.8
 15.2%
   5th Grade Science (Springfield)2919.7
 9.3%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.2
 5.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Samuel Bowles)3622.5
 13.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Springfield)3023.8
 6.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (Samuel Bowles)266.2
 19.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Springfield)2511.3
 13.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
All Grades Science (Samuel Bowles)3115.8
 15.2%
   All Grades Science (Springfield)2317.6
 5.4%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.8
 5.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students327242
 26%
African American5442
 22.2%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic233172
 26.2%
Pacific Islander01
Two or More Races21
 50%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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