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Bowie High School

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Posted November 1, 2010

As a former member of this school, I can attest to the severe lack of quality education. In three years, I was challenged in only two classes. The administration is lazy and inept as leaders. The sole reason I have been prepared for college is that I attended a successful 4A high school my freshman year. The students have been conditioned to be spoon fed, and the parents in the community are uncomfortably power hungry within the school system. I've witnessed firsthand the maltreatment of staff and students, alike. If at possible, do not allow your children to suffer in this educational system. It is a waste of tax dollars in a town with no hope.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2009

i am a student at bowie and it is so awesome. We do well and get rewards and activities are so fun i am on volleyball and cheerleading.I am in the honor roll too. If your looking for a school bowie is the school to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

My child attended Bowie High for two years. We encountered an unresponsive and uninformed administration, poor teaching (movies instead of teaching), low classroom and 'behavior' standards, no serious training in writing/critical thinking, and (with one exception) an unwillingness to work with us in implementing distance-learning courses for subjects not available at the school. We've endured a lengthy and absurd battle to get completed distance-courses from major universities credited on our child's transcript (w/grades of A's and B+). Our child has decided to finish her HS degree at a nearby, much small, district where the learning environment is far better and the level of instruction seems much stronger! If you're moving here, do not despair: there are fine rural districts in this part of Texas. Bowie, in our experience, is not among them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

This is a great school with great oppurtunities, there are minor character flaws with students but thats everywhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

A marginally basic education can be attained by enrolling in Advanced Placement, while basic courses prepare the students for a future in the world of fast food employment. No fine arts programs, no critical reasoning taught. Preparation for college is not valued, however movies in class in lieu of teaching leads one to believe perhaps the students are being taught if they really study hard they can work at a video rental store.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

Small, tight knit school with some issues with students not having things to do in the community. School setting is small and inviting. Administration is good to work with.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
38%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
28%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education50%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students71%
Female82%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students59%
Female69%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education9%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students58%
Female70%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education10%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education44%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students84%
Female82%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education63%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education27%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 29%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • KELLY SHACKELFORD
Fax number
  • (940) 689-2922

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Bowie, TX 76230
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Phone: (940) 689-2804

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