School Details

Bowman Charter School

13777 Bowman Road, Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 885-1974
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 526 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
56%
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63%
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65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ackerman Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
46%
81%
81%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ackerman Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
65%
93%
93%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ackerman Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
60%
82%
82%
65%
66%
66%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ackerman Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
68%
60%
62%
62%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ackerman Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
60%
60%
60%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ackerman Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
47%
50%
78%
78%
57%
71%
71%
52%
73%
73%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ackerman Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bowman Charter School is a charter middle school in Auburn. The principal of Bowman Charter School is Gary Yee and can be contacted at gyee@bowmancharter.org. 526 children attend Bowman Charter School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Bowman Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 526 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bowman Charter School is 18:1. Pine Hills Adventist Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 80%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 11% 9%
Asian 1% 2%
Filipino 0.9% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.6% 6%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 29%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1.0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our third year at Bowman Charter school. It is a wonderful school. The staff is very friendly and professional. Wonderful caring teachers. Every time I mention that my kids go to this school people always rave about how great a school it is. Most importantly my kids are very happy here and are always excited to come to school. I don't understand why some people are giving negative reviews. My experience has been completely the opposite. With complete honesty I will say that I do believe some people are not being truthful for whatever reason.

  • (1 year ago)

    After being told by several family's not to go here I did anyways. I wish I would have listened to them. The administration was unprofessional and the teacher my daughter had was only conserned about herself. We removed ourselves from this school and are now very happy with a school in our district.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children began there in kindergarten and are now in the 6th grade. They have flourished in the creative nurturing and educationally environment. All staff is caring and competent professionals. The teachers look at individual student needs and seek to provide consistent high quality instruction. Personally I don t think my child could be better served in any private or other public school. Truly an excellent school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Unhappy on how the Vice Prinicpal handled our residence issue with our children. I am unsure how i should handle this situation.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is horrible. The principal lets the teachers teach the way that they want with no attention to struggling students. If your child gets special attention DO NOT GO HERE. My daughter's IEP paperwork was rushed and inaccurate. I called many many meetings with the teacher and principal for nothing to be accomplished due to the teacher's lack of interest in my daughter's education. I finally transferred my daughter to another school and was informed that the reason for the transfer bluntly put that I was looking for another school with lower standards. Obviously it was to discover an alternative to her education find a school that WORKS WITH my daughter. On top of everything the IEP comparison was not available to me. (Bowman did not invite other school's IEP.) ANY school is better than this one. In an IEP meeting The teacher said "Well I think that she will have a problem wherever she goes." This is not love for teaching or respect for your kids...this is a paycheck. IEP does not equal overtime so boo hoo for you. If you want your child to be encouraged and excited to learn no matter their level I recommend another school.I was also an art docent! Imagine that!

  • (3 years ago)

    We absolutely love this school! We were blown away by the amount of parent involvement excellent leadership and wonderful teachers. Absolutely incredible! We are SO happy it is K-8. The after school Kids Club is also wonderful.

  • (4 years ago)

    My husband and I could not be happier with this school. After taking my child out of another local school that was sub-par I learned what a true school community is all about. I love the principal/superintendent and vice principal the teachers and the staff. There is definate accountability at this school which I really appreciate. Bowman also has a FANTASTIC PTO which allows for wonderful parental involvement. I believe that this is key in raising happy well-adjusted and accountable kids. GO BULLS!

  • (5 years ago)

    We took our kids out of an inferior school with inferior teaching and administration where our kids were struggling and put them in Bowman. What a difference a school makes!! The kids are happy and thriving and we are thrilled with our decision to move them to Bowman. We feel like we are getting top dollar private schooling for free!

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is awesome. They got a new Superintendent/Principal this year that I think is going to send this school right to the top.

  • (5 years ago)

    They have the best staff in the world. I've never met such a generous helpful and just downright cheery group of people before.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bowman is outstanding in every way. The strong focus on academics and personal responsibility is exactly what kids need in order to succeed in school and life. My kids are thriving intellectually socially and emotionally. Their comprehensive education program is superior. The academics including science; field learning trips; physical education program; music program technology and electives are exactly what kids need and the teachers are professional and driven to aim for student achievement and are successful in doing so. My kids are so fortunate to be a part of this exceptional school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bowman is an extraordinary school and is the epitome of excellence. The education program is outstanding; the teachers are superior; the principal/superintendent and the Board are right on target. The school is simply magical. I searched for a school like Bowman and found it! I removed my kids from an inadequate school environment where teachers only cared about themselves but at Bowman the teachers are very professional and they care about their students and truly educate their students. The spark has returned to my children's eyes and they are being challenged and nurtured and are learning real skills in a 21st Century Learning environment. Bowman has far exceeded our expectations. Bowman is phenomenal.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academics are a primary focus at Bowman with extracurricular activities available such as band choirs and sports teams. Teachers are extremely caring and qualified and often 'go above and beyond' for their students. For example my Kindergartener is advanced in his reading and writing abilities so his teacher placed him in the Accelerated Reader Program and has given him more advanced work to help him grow. My Sixth-grader needed a little extra help in math and her teacher had an after-school math study-group available to join. Bowman also has many experienced teachers who have taught there and have made it their 'home' (my third grade teacher is still there and I'm over thirty years old!). Bowman also recently was designated a California Distinguished School. These are just some of the reasons people seek out this school for their children and my family is proud to be a part of it's community.

  • (9 years ago)

    Well run school with a definite academic focus. Caring staff and community.

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