Bow High School

  • Bow High School serves 657 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bow High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 14% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Bow High School's student population of 657 students has grown by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students657 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bow High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 455 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Bow High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank#79 out of 455 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
n/a
2%
White
94%
86%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bow High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NH.
Diversity Score0.120.27
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Graduation Rate≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
22%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bow High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBow School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

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I went here before moving out of state, and let me tell you this is the worst school you could send your child through. Between teachers only caring about numbers and test scores, and the rediculous amount of work they assign students, my sister developed anxiety and depression, my good friend has had to go to therapy, and I myself have struggled with depression and self harm because of school stress. The guidance staff is rude, and not encouraging towards students. I would not ever send my child here because I believe students should not be in a comfortable environment without the workload of a college student, and having a life rather than dedicating all of my time to school work.
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