18237 42nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98188
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Bow Lake Elementary School serves 493 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Bow Lake Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 493 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Bow Lake Elementary School's student population of 493 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
493 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Bow Lake Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bow Lake Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1742 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
8%
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Hispanic
31%
25%
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Black
33%
5%
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White
10%
51%
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Hawaiian
6%
1%
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Two or more races
5%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.76
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 493 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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