Bowen Elementary School

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280 Cypress St

Newton Center, MA 02459

(617) 559-9330

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 428

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

6 Parent Reviews for Bowen Elementary School

The teachers our children had over the years were really great. The principal however should be looking for a different job. There is no leadership whatsoever. She is very dismissive and arrogant and is looking out only for herself, not for the children. Kids are actually happy to be sent to the principal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

Was a great, still with great potential, needs better leadership. I was so sad to watch its deterioration over the past several years. They have a mix of outstanding teachers and sub-par teachers. Principal focus is misplaced and it's unfortunate that her overconfidence made her dismissive of parents' ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/26/14

The teachers are exceptional. As others noted, there aren't enough male teachers though. Only one class teacher is male. The leadership on the other hand is lacking. They failed to implement security measures in a timely manner. Although sign in is mandatory for visitors, nobody is actually checking ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/24/13

The teaching staff is fantastic. The administration...less so. The administration's top accomplishment was a drop-off plan/traffic flow and the administration's greatest failing, in my opinion, is the failure to recruit and retain excellent male elementary teachers. The community of teachers, children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/14/13

Lots of young, smart teachers and a great after care program. Very few male teachers, however.

Posted by a parent on 10/24/12

Our daughter is an ELL student at K4 and we are extremely happy with the school both from the academical and social point of view. The teachers' care, support and warm attitude allowed our daughter to feel comfortable and confident from the very first day in the school. We heard a lot of good things ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/13/11

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Test scores for Bowen Elementary School

MCAS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Bowen Elementary School
Newton Public Schools
* In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Newton Center schools — Bowen Elementary School is located at 280 Cypress St, Newton Center MA 02459. 280 Cypress St is in the 02459 ZIP code in Newton Center, MA The school district for Bowen Elementary School is the Newton Public Schools. Bowen Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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