School Details

Thomas E. Bowe Elementary School

Carpenter St and Mancuso Lane, Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 589-5130
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-6 & ungraded 335 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

48%
48%
60%
66%
66%
75%
75%
74%
89%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Glassboro School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
41%
62%
74%
74%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Glassboro School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
67%
78%
78%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Glassboro School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas E. Bowe Elementary School is a public middle school in Glassboro. The principal of Thomas E. Bowe Elementary School is Mr Kriston Matthews and can be contacted at kmatthews@glassboroschools.us. 335 students attend Thomas E. Bowe Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Thomas E. Bowe Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 335 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thomas E. Bowe Elementary School is 11:1. Ambassador Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 36%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 39%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school get a lot of undue criticism. As a child I attended the school and the teachers were some of the most memorable and interactive people I encountered. (Which sparked my enthusiasm to become an educator.) Twelve years later my siblings attended and feel the same way. My daughter is currently in fifth grade and LOVES her school and teachers! Last year she was in an inclusive class with teachers who pushed her and helped her to see how intelligent she is when she puts in the effort. They also were very helpful with her ever changing schedule as her father and I had separated. This school was truly wonderful!

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to the school for exactly 5 months and I was miserable.Not only were the students bullies and people were racists but the teachers were rude and not helpful. From what I heard from other students about some of the teachers they had at that school they were mean and they didn't listen to their explanations.The guidance counsler; however was very kind and helpful.She listened to what i had to say and she told me what I should do about it.For parents who are considering sending their child to this school I'm warning you now that they are VERY rascist at this school whether it's students or teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    Thomas E. Bowe has a collection of the best teachers and staff I have seen in NJ. Of course there is always people who will complain but overall the teachers are there for the students. The extra curricular clubs and academic enhancements are student driven and teacher supported. In the area of spe. ed. mostly all the teachers are trained and able to work work with students who have unique needs. This is a wonderful school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree. I found teachers to be rude and not able to meet with you after school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school offers a great experience for children. This school offers art music gym spanish and library/copmputers

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to this school for 4th-6th grade. The person above me presented an unrealistic view of the school. No students will not move out and go to private school which is what I think she was trying to say. The teachers are for the most part good quality and I cannot understand what her problem was with the school. There actually are advanced enrichment classes I know because I was in an advanced reading class in 6th grade. There is advanced math for every grade. At this age group there really isn't any need for more advanced things these kids are all 9-12 years old. It leads me to wonder what she will say about the Intermediate School if she has problems with this one. I think that there really should be improvement in the Intermediate School though.

  • (11 years ago)

    Hire better quality of teachers & give more encourgement to students. Create advance classes such as Math Writing Science etc. Devote best Music programs are the good idea. Need to improve ranking in this school. We all hope to be a better school. Lots of students are going to or move to private school. We all care about the quality of teachers students & environment.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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