Bow Lake Elementary School

  • Bow Lake Elementary School serves 720 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46%.

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School Overview

  • Bow Lake Elementary School's student population of 720 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students720 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bow Lake Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,028 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bow Lake Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1769 out of 2028 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bow Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bow Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
8%
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Hispanic
36%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Bow Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
28%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bow Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
10%
54%
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Hawaiian
6%
1%
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Two or more races
5%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bow Lake Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.760.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bow Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighline School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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