Bowen Elementary School

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1601 Roosevelt Ave

Louisville, KY 40242

(502) 485-8213

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 740

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

23 Parent Reviews for Bowen Elementary School

I went to Bowen from kindergarten to 5th grade. I loved it. It had a very family atmosphere. Everyone was supportive of me and my learning. I played basketball at Bowen for 2 years. This helped me to develop as a person and taught me the reality of life. Bowen was a good school, and when I went there ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/03/13

This school feels like a free babysitter. One of the teachers comments states that the funding is low. A good education can still be received on a low budget, so funding is just an excuse. My son is in 5th grade this year and is FAR behind academically compared to other states. The end of 4th grade ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/07/12

correction: Not a day goes by that i DON'T miss my elementary school teachers, principal, and experiences.

Posted by a other on 01/08/12

Dear 'Nuff said, Greathouse is a "traditional" school that students have to apply to attend and are selected by lottery. It's interesting how they always seem to take our AP students, not our regular students. When students have behavior issues at Greathouse, they are sent to other schools. Regular public ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/20/11

2010 KCCT scores: Reading : State 76.8% - Bowen 76.8% - Greathouse 93.8% Math : State 73.0%, Bowen - 71.1%, Greathouse 84.7% Science : State 70.4% - Bowen 65.3% - Greathouse 84.7% Social studies : State 55.6% - Bowen 63.0% - Greathouse 87.0% Writing : State 59.1% - Bowen 68.2% - Greathouse ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/24/10

If you want a school where your child feels comfortable and cared about, it's Bowen. My children have loved every aspect of the school, from the fun activities to the staff. Also, my children are challenged academically, and if your child struggles they will get the help they need. It feels like family. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/10

Our family loves Bowen ... and the "Bowen family." The principal, teachers, office staff, and counselors are always available and more than willing to help the kids succeed and help the parents be involved. The PTA Board members are present daily in the school and provide numerous Family Fun Nights and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/15/10

I had to respond once I saw the previous response. The classrooms at Bowen are typical of those around the state of Kentucky. Primary classrooms have 24 students and intermediate have 28-29 students. Mr. Tyra, nor the teachers, nor the district can do anything about that fact. I'm sure it is hard for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/14/10

Face it, teachers don't go into teaching unless they care for kids. There are always a few bad apples, but overall teachers work their butts off to do what is best for kids. Unfortunately, most of the public does not realize the pressure and unrealistic goals set before teachers by "higher ups". Many ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 09/14/10

wow i really think half of the reviews have been written by the staff at Bowen. My son has been going to this school for 6 years and has only had three teachers that have seemed like they really care. There is too many students for each teacher. They do not have enough time to teach and reach out to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/09/10

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Test scores for Bowen Elementary School

KCCT* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2011
Bowen Elementary School
Jefferson County Schools
* In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Louisville schools — Bowen Elementary School is located at 1601 Roosevelt Ave, Louisville KY 40242. 1601 Roosevelt Ave is in the 40242 ZIP code in Louisville, KY The school district for Bowen Elementary School is the Jefferson County Schools. Bowen Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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