About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Bowman Elementary School had an API growth score of 678 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Bowman Elementary School's 2012 base score was 707 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Bowman Elementary School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Bowman Elementary School Reviews
Bowman School I believe, is named after a Mr. Bowman who used to be on the School Board in the early 1940's. When he was on the board, I attended Valle Vista school with two of his sons, Bill and Ellis. At that time, I lived in Alta Vista (aka) "Okie Ville." The school was located on what used to be Niles Road, and the Principle was Ms. Pendergast. She had two sons, and if I remember correctly, their names were David and Jimmie. My teacher was Ms. Ismert. I'm now 82 years old, and I have a lot of memories of the old school. I have a class photo that sits on my desk, and I glance at it quite often. As I look at it, I wonder what happened to all of my classmates, and I wonder if they're still alive etc. I now live in Arizona, and I sometimes think about driving back to Valle Vista, just to drive by the old school. But then again, it's only a thought. . .