Bowers School

141 Princeton St.
Manchester, CT 06042
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Bowers School serves 337 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Bowers School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 337 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bowers School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Bowers School's student population of 337 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
337 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Bowers School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Bowers School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#613 out of 940 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
35%
29%
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Black
19%
13%
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White
38%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bowers School's ranking?
Bowers School is ranked #613 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Bowers School often compared to?
Bowers Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Waddell School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Bowers School?
337 students attend Bowers School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
38% of Bowers School students are White, 35% of students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bowers School?
Bowers School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Bowers School offer ?
Bowers School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Bowers School part of?
Bowers School is part of Manchester School District.

School Calendar

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Date
Abbreviated Day for Students and Staff (Last day of school)
June 14, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 337 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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