Amidon Bowen Elementary School

Amidon Bowen Elementary School serves 259 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the DC average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 93%.
Amidon Bowen Elementary School operates within the Of Columbia Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 259 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 259 students
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 13:1
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
12%
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
97%
79%
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
1%
7%
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.06 0.25
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
56%
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
Amidon Bowen  Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 57,110 students has grown by 28% over five years.
School District Name Of Columbia Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
123
1
Number of Students Managed 57,110 298
 Of Columbia Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $801 MM $6 MM
 Of Columbia Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $805 MM $5 MM
 Of Columbia Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,069 $19,010
 Of Columbia Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,167 $15,913
 Of Columbia Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hospitality Pcs High School (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jefferson Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Appletree Early Learning Center Pcs Riverside (0 miles away)
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