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Bowers Elementary School is a public elementary school in Santa Clara. 388 children attend Bowers Elementary School and identify primarily as Unspecified, Filipino, and Hispanic. 56% of the Bowers Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 388 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bowers Elementary School is 17:1. Bracher Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 8%
Filipino 7% 7%
Hispanic 40% 31%
Asian 36% 22%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 15248%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 41%
Limited English proficiency 56% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a wonderful school! I had seen a major improvements in his studying. He's able to complete his daily homework assignments within 45mins to 1 hour. His reading has improved dramatically! I am very thankful that I made the right decision to transfer my son to this school. Bowers had made a tremondous change in my son's education and our family.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two kids that go here and this is a wonderful school. The faculty is very attentive to the kids' needs and they do above and beyond their job for the kids. Love Love Love this school!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a former student of Bowers Elementary and am now currently attending UC Berkeley. This school changed my life. Before Bowers I had attended a private religious institution for 6 years and was petrified at the idea of attending a public school for 5th grade. However going to Bowers was life changing. Bowers was an incredible school with amazing and supportive teachers who truly cared about their students' personal development and helped me grow in so many ways. I will always be grateful.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a wonderful school. I love the teachers and the experiences I have had with my child's classes have shown the teachers (and staff) to be extremely committed to education and caring for our kids. I find my child to be challenged on a regular basis and overall genuinely happy in day to day activities. I think the principal is very involved in all aspects of the school and as a parent I find my child's teacher and principal very accessible when I need information or need to address a concern. I am proud to be a member of the Bowers community!

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school with excellent teachers and good leadership with the school principal. The principal is really involved in all the school activities and events which is great. Parents can talk freely to him and you see him regularly. He goes into the classrooms and talks to the kids. This is much different than when I went to school you only saw the principal if you were in trouble.

  • (2 years ago)

    Ewww is all I have too say and ghetto my little cousin goes here and she says the people are mean the teachers mean and she says we always have school never break I thought Friday may 25 should be Noo school because its my birthday and we need to go to the movies and they said if she misses school once more she can't get into cabrillo.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have three children that attend Bowers and I am most impressed by the staff and teachers at this school. The heart commitment and hard work that I see demonstrated day in and day out is extraordinary. My children are not only learning academically but their characters are being built up by the focus and attention to these important life qualities. Yay Mega Skills!! I also really appreciate the hard work that some of the parents give through the PTA and other volunteer opportunities. Bowers...a GREAT community for learning and life!

  • (2 years ago)

    Bowers teachers are excellent caring and very passionate about teaching. We are very pleased with how Bowers has handled all the budget cuts in these tough economic times and still thrived while keeping the students best interests in mind.

  • (2 years ago)

    Bowers is a wonderful school. My husband & I attended Bowers as did my children & now grandchildren. All of the staff are very caring professional & take a great interest in the development of the students. Love this school!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attends Bowers. The principal and teachers/staff are all great professional approachable enthusiastic and genuinely invested in their students. The school includes extras like music computer training and drama. The overall atmosphere of the school is positive and friendly. My daughter enjoys going to school and likes the staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attends this school. We love it. The teachers and Principal are amazing. Exceptional programmes are offered here. When your child wants to go to school everyday it says a lot!!!! Great job Bowers keep up the good work.......go Bulldogs!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am 7 years with my kids in the Bowers.I love this school staff and good programs they have here.Bowers is a big step for the kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school heres why Nice people good teachers and a nice playground everything you need is Bowers and i am one of the students right now.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a great school . I love the staff and the academic programs. My son loves going to school . That alone should tell that Bowers is an excellent school

  • (4 years ago)

    My son went to Bowers from kindergarten to 5th grade. Every teacher that he had there was excellent. The teachers were accessible and always willing to answer questions.

  • (5 years ago)

    I give Bowers Elementry School Santa Clara CA. 5 stars for many reasons. My daughter has special needs and every staff member we have worked with has went above and beyond helpful. Not only helpful with my daughter but helpful to my whole family. THANK-YOU Bowers for you loving support these past 4 years.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bowers Elementary is a wonderful school and community and we are very pleased with the level of education our daughter is receiving in kindergarten. Mrs. Sanderson our daughter's teacher is fantastic and listens to parents and their requests and finds ways to challenge students to help them grow. Principal Moss is also a great asset to the school. Overall the faculty is experienced and very dedicated to the children. Thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son went to St.Leo's. he hated going to school. he had a hard time with his school work. they didn't try to help him. I enrolled him at Bowers and he now likes to go to school. he has improved in all subjects. the teachers are great! the principal is exceptional. thank you.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved here a couple months ago from the best school district in San Diego so naturally our expectations for an elementary school was high. Our daughter is currently attending first grade at Bowers & unfortunately will not be returning next fall. From the very beginning of the school year my daughter would come home from with homework that was very similar to the ones she received in kindergarten. I assumed that the teacher wanted to review material that students have already learned and then move on to the next subject. This was not the case. According to the teacher the homework that they bring home reflects what they are currently learning in class. If that is indeed true why have we not seen any progression in what she is learning in math or reading comprehension? Bottom line Bowers will not deliver a challenging environment for your kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would never send my child to any school that was less than excellent. The teachers are top notch and the staff is kind trustworthy and caring (especially Mrs. Foster.) It would be great to see more parental involvement at the many fun school events but the students have a great educational experience overall.

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