Richard Bowling Elementary School

  • Richard Bowling Elementary School serves 575 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 58% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Richard Bowling Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Richard Bowling Elementary School's student population of 575 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students575 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Richard Bowling Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Richard Bowling Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank#1738 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
49%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
1%
15%
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Black
94%
23%
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White
2%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.170.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorfolk City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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