Richard Bowling Elementary School

  • Richard Bowling Elementary School serves 562 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Richard Bowling Elementary School's student population of 562 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students562 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Richard Bowling Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Richard Bowling Elementary School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1749 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Richard Bowling Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Hispanic
1%
15%
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Black
94%
23%
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White
2%
50%
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Richard Bowling Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.120.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Richard Bowling Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Richard Bowling Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNORFOLK CITY PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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I have been dealing with richard bowling elementary school since last year, my son has been bullied ALL YEAR. And he is only in kindergarten!! Students are hitting him, slapping him,calling him names. It got to the point to where he would cry because he didn't want to go to school, he would tell me that he didn't feel like anyone loved him or cared for him at the school and that he was scared of some of his class mates. I just pulled him out of the school two weeks early because it has gotten so bad. His teacher was great but the schools approach on bullying and their "zero tolerance for bullying" is a joke. He will not be coming back next year, I will drive him to an out of district school. I don't feel like it's a safe environment for children who are dealing with bullies.
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