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Bowie High School

Public | 9-12 | 1209 students

 

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Posted January 18, 2012

ATTER leeveeng een duh prawgekts 4 uh fuw yrs,,, daaaaa stench uf deees skoooool geeevees meh grande nuhstallllllleeeeeeggguh(lrnd dat wurd frum dis skool LOLOLOLOLOL):P.EY whent 2 dis skooooool az a t33nager nnnd EY luv'd eet. Nao dat ey'm uh fool groan 21 yr old,,, mi dauter es gooing der nnnd sheeee luv's eeet 2:D
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 15, 2009

This is an excellent school! People who do not come here or who are here because they have to are the ones that make Bowie seem bad, however it is great. I take classes that require a lot of work done, that require a lot of my time, but that is totally worth it. It is a school that has a lot of spirit and support for the teams! Bowie that does not have as many violence and gangs as other schools and as other people think and make others believe. It is an awesome school and it is very beautiful too! It doesn't matter what people say I LOVE BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

Majority of the student population displays extreme lack of value for education, desire to learn English, self-discipline, desire to get a decent educaiton, ability to focus and work on daily assignments, goal setting to achieve academic success.


Posted August 8, 2005

It was half way decent but I would have prefered to have gone to another school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 23, 2005

Bowie High School is probably fine for most of the students who attend there, but the school is not really exemplary. The students need accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

this school is a very disiplened school so no matter what you here about htis school you should go and see for your self becuse not everything is said the way that every is done.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

321 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

235 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

234 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

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

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
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 Acceptable".

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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%
Algebra II

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%
English I Writing

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
19%
English II Reading

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%
World History

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

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 Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education71%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students79%
Female74%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education80%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant83%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students34%
Female38%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education0%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English51%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students18%
Female21%
Male15%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English28%
Migrant20%
Non-migrant18%
Gifted/talented66%
Non-Gifted12%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant83%
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students24%
Female27%
Male22%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English36%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talented64%
Non-Gifted20%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 Students50%
Female40%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education33%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students30%
Female23%
Male37%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English40%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented63%
Non-Gifted26%
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
Hispanic 99% 52%
White 1% 29%
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%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 42%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JESUS TERAN
Fax number
  • (915) 532-1918

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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