I love this school. But there is one problem it is in PG county. PG does not like Bowie because the students are not stupid like in the rest of the county. On the county website they made a 2 page article on on how they will make district heights elementary (the worst school in the county) better by painting it and buying toys rather than posting that whitehall elementary became a blue ribbon( only school in the county). I wish bowie could seperate from PG and merge with Anne Arundel
I am a mom of a 2011 Graduate and have a freshman there now. Bowie High prepared by daughter to be very competitive for college and was accepted to her first choice school George Mason. The kids that were in the Honor Classes and involved in extra activities help make the school it's very best. In sports three (3) girls from the basketball team went on to Ivey League schools, and other athletics went on to D1 schools. Parents have to be involved with their kids and help the teachers help their kids. I can truly say Mrs. Spence set a great example and was Principle of the Year for Maryland. If we help with the problems and not be a part of them then we will have great schools across America. Mr. Trustee one of the gudiance counselors that was a very inportant part of the process from freshman - senior year, making sure the kids was on track for success.
This school is horrible. I've enrolled into the school 2 years ago. i am now a junior. The students there do not care what so ever. the teachers do not know how to control them. In my freshman year i was originally planning on going to Eleanor Roosevelt but didn't make the science and tech program. I decided not to go the regular school and instead went to bowie high school, and tried to take the test there. the guidance teacher soon told me the school wasn't in the program. Take my mistake as an advice
Bowie High School is a very good school and the teachers try to reach everyone the best way they can.But, the classes are very overcrowded,and i feel the teachers can do better. Sometimes the teachers don't really like to teach and i am not very fond of that. The school is just very big and some of the students that attend the school do not live in the area. This is a very nice school but for me i don't think i would want send my kids here.
My daughter is graduation this year. I have found that the teachers always called me back and were always trying to help her if needed. Ms. Nelson, one of the guidance counselors, is wonderful. I can't say enough good things about her. Mr. Fax, an administrator and Ms. Puller in guidance I can't say anything good about other then they were the most miserable things I have ever experienced. They are overcrowded but what school isn't. I think they do the best with what they have to work with. I commend the teachers I had contact with. They were wonderful. For PG County it is a good school.
The teachers and programs that Bowie offers are OUTSTANDING, however, the Administration of this school is the worst I have ever seen and I am a school administrator. The Principal does not support the activities of the students, does not return phone calls and passes issues to others when things need to be evaluated. It is truly a shame that such a wonderful school with caring parents and dedicated teachers are brought down to this level because of the Administration staff.
Bowie High School is a good school, the counselor Mrs. Nelson is excellent and quite helpful. I do wish the class sizes could be smaller and we could build another high school so the school would'nt be so overcrowded.
Bowie High school in my opinion is a great school there classes and other programs are well structured thanks to the Staff As a Student From the school i am glad to be attending the school.
this school is a nice school and personally i like what Mrs. Spence is doing with the the environment. She has improved the academics and has lowered the amount of misconduct in the school too. So Mrs. Spence, keep it up and thank you for everything.
I think bowie is a great school to send your child too because they get to express their creativity and express their opinions. I think teachers there are nice and teach very well. My son went to Longreach high and had a very hard problem there and he wasnt happy so I brought him to bowie he has been getting 4.0 ever since thank you Bowie
Bowie is a good school. It could be better if we could reduce class sizes more.
Summit program is excellent. If you have a child who wants to achieve they can. Plenty of extra curricular activities and opportunites to shine. Motivated students and good teachers. Bowie is a great place to be!!
I have found that if your child is in honors or AP classes all is well but when your child is dropped into a 'regular' class, grades suffer. The classroom kids are so out of control in the 'regular' classes that the teachers cannot teach.
The teachers are nice and can really help if you listen and do your work.
With the new principal, the future of Bowie seems to be shaping up. Extracirruculars are well announced with posters EVERYwhere and announcements EVERYday. The school is very much overcrowded but not as rowdy as one would expect. All in all, I have enjoyed my experience here and I feel like they are too many kids who are smart but they never put in effort but the teacher's never encourage that. Also, many teachers do not put in enough towards students but they will contact parents in a heartbeat for disciplinary problems. Also, the courses offered there are soo splendid! they Offer many AP classes and many oppurtunities to think outside your box. The core courses do need work though.
I am a few days from graduating Bowie High, and it has certainly been a wonderful experience. For the past four years I have been in the Summit Scholar program. There has been a maximum of 25 people in my class the entire four years. Most of the time however it was about 20 students per classroom. Bowie High School is a very good school, as long as your dedicated and willing to learn. The honors program isn't as grand as it used to be, but extracurricular activites are always going on, and advertised frequently. It's true that there is not enough parent involvement, and if parents could step in, then Bowie could be an amazing school. Not to forget, the teachers are educated, the students are just unwilling to learn.
We moved from the area so that my second child would not have attend BHS. I lived in Bowie for a very long time and watched as the city built shopping centers, restaurants, another elementary school, etc., and ignored the needs for a new and additional high school in Bowie. BHS is an overcrowded, filthy (restrooms), uncared for school. The teachers need a refresher course on why they got into teaching to begin with. Not once have I EVER had a returned call from a message I left for a teacher or counselor. How sad.
I am a former student of BHS (class of 04) I did love Bowie when i went there but i was also in the performing arts program which was wonderful the music/dance teacher at the school were awesome and genuinly cared bout the students i lived to go to chorus classes everyday. on the other hand the school was extremely overcrowded and some students like myself who were eager to learn could not always do that when there were 35 students in a normal class. extracurrricular activities at the school were good and tended to keep children out of trouble. If i was not at cheerleading practice or Choir practice or rehearsing for a show i was doing homework or hanging out with friends. Overall a good place to be but not the best school
The school was a bad experience. I felt like no one cared the whole time I attended. The school, dispite the addition of the anex was still crowded. Extracurricular activities were hardley ever advertised.I joined Cross Country but I had to hear about it from a friend.
My child is a senior this year. I agree that BHS is in need of teachers that care & make learning fun. My child has had to call teachers on the carpet several times to get the grades deserved. Teachers loose assignments & tests & have no control over the students. This makes it difficult for those who really want to learn. Uncalled for! I also think there should be more time between classes for the student to speak to the teacher or go to the bathroom. There is no time to catch a teacher before or after school if you are on a bus. Over all BHS has been a plesant time in the life of my child & a few teachers have been outstanding & we should have more of those.
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