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330 North Marsalis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203

(972) 925-6600
(972) 925-6601
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January 30, 2015
This school has a sweet spirit. Children are the number 1 priority here. I think that students, teachers, and staff in general have pride in this environment. Students here are respectful. The principals are very positive. This is my first experience working in Oak Cliff and this school makes me like Oak Cliff. The coach at this school has taught me how to maximize every opportunity to provide donated charitable goods to my students. I think like any other school students should expect to work hard here, be challenged, and do their best.

- submitted by a teacher

December 10, 2014
Bowie is not a healthy environment in which to work. I have witnessed the principal yelling at employees. She is ineffective with parents. The office staff can be rude to parents. There are some good teachers. The building itself needs a lot of work and is not particularly safe. Students must go in and out of buildings and doors are not always secure. A man broke in and stole things at the end of the school day last year, while children and staff were present. The TA's have most of the power at the school. Parents need to make friends with them. The principal allows them to make their own decisions. Standardized testing is ALL that is talked about, worried about, etc. There are no "fun" things, like school programs or plays. The poor environment trickles down from the superintendent...............all the way down. Seriously consider another school if possible.

- submitted by a teacher

August 09, 2014
Bowie is a great place for students to learn and only getting better. Teachers are dedicated, innovative, and conscientious about helping every student succeed. Office, staff, and administration support that effort. This year, come see our classrooms and extracurricular clubs.

- submitted by a teacher

June 22, 2014
Love this school. Great place to work. Principal is very supportive. Staff is always willing to try new ideas and keep up with the latest trends in education. Staff turnover is very low going into 2014-2015 year. Awesome 5th grade team. Look forward to next year. Great things are going to happen. Our students are going to grow.

- submitted by a teacher

June 22, 2014
Most of the staff's first year working together, great job building team support. Working environment is great, both with students and staff. The support you receive by academic coaches and administrative staff is awesome. Looking forward to next year since so many good things are coming.

- submitted by a teacher

October 16, 2008
This is a great school with the exception of the school staff. Two of my oldest kids came out of this school so I did have a better opionio then. Most parents have moved thier kids to a different school because of the new rules implamented within the last years. Parents are not given the opportunity to express themselves in order to make a change since most of them are hispanic. Safety is another issue that I think is being underlooked at. Teachers are coming and going so are students and any parent can support this.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2007
This school is run very poorly. There is a lack of extracurricular activities and there are virtually no field trips for the younger kids. The teachers are good, but a lot of them have been leaving lately. The school is completely focused on the TAKS test.

- submitted by a teacher

May 23, 2007
I am very disappointed with James Bowie Elementary. TAKS scores are all the school cares about, and the scores are abysmal. The school has very limited funds for field trips. I will move just to get my kids into a better school.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2006
This school is great. The teachers are very dedicated, professional and kind. My daughters have gained more then just the education provided..they have better self-esteems and social skills and are overall great kids thanks to the teachers and office staff at this school.

- submitted by a parent
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James Bowie Elementary School
330 North Marsalis Avenue, Dallas, TX  75203
(972) 925-6600
Last modified James Bowie Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Bowie Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top