School Details

Richard Bowling Elementary School

2861 E Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 628-2515
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 560 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

45%
64%
72%
19%
50%
65%
50%
69%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
58%
70%
44%
59%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
61%
73%
49%
60%
71%
29%
58%
69%
43%
64%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Richard Bowling Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norfolk. The principal of Richard Bowling Elementary School is Mr. Sterling White. 560 children attend Richard Bowling Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 78% of the 560 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Richard Bowling Elementary School is 15:1. Traep - Norfolk is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 63%
Hispanic 1% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 23%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Richard Bowling Elementary School is filthy there are rodents running over desks while children are in class. i would never take my child here. The children simply don't care. The teachers try to help but the students make it nearly impossible to be helped. One of the few teachers who do care is Mrs. B. Vail. During the summer kids were afraid to go to camps there since there were cockroaches and rats running like crazy behind sinks and in bathrooms.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school! Great leadership! Very supportive staff! Students are motivated encouraged and loved!

  • (9 years ago)

    Richard Bowling Elementary formerly Bowling Park Elementary Schol is a very excellent mecca for education. Mrs. Shepherd along with her staff and teachers are very dedicated in regards to education and don't mind going the extra mile when it comes to children and their parents. There are always activites that are going on throughout the school to broaden the children's horizons and the school just doesn't refer to the children as students..they are refered to as scholars. This school rocks!

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