I've been a teacher for 10 years in three districts. I've worked in Irving for the past 8 years on another campus. This past year I joined the Bowie campus as a science teacher. I've been thrilled to see the dedication each person on campus displays to the students. Some of the staff have been involved with this campus for 20, 25, even 30 years!!! Our students are learning more than how to bubble a test score sheet (even though we are one of the top rated schools in Irving!) We have wonderful leadership, collaboration among teachers, and tremendous support staff.
I highly recommend this school, I strongly believe the teachers here care about their students and education, my daughter's wouldn't trade this school for another they love it here and as a parent it make s me feel good to know they are happy , this lets me know all is okay here.
My son has made plenty friends here at Bowie, he use to attend Dezavala which was a bad experience for him, glad this school has welcomed him with good friends, teachers here have helped him improve his grades up , proud to know they care.
Though there are some teachers there that are great, this school is not one that I would recommend. Most of the students are out of control, and the rules are beyond strict as a result. If you have any other options, I recommend you check them out.
The adminstration of this school is very unorganized. They do not return phone calls, respond to emails, nor do they notify parents of incidents that occur at the school. It is very difficult to monitor your childs progress. When there is an issue at the school it is almost as difficult to tell if the school is telling the entire story, or if they are just going by what they heard. I was very dissappointed in the administration at this school.
Although this school has a high percent of at-risk children, it performs well. Teachers are dedicated and their seems to be a very good feel to the school upon entering the halls. There is evidence of high expectatons of students. the school is very supportive of the fine arts and provides a good balance to academics and the arts. The school is very proud of the musical. art and thatrical abilities it has built over the years.
My son is new to Bowie Middle school starting in 7th grade. I am pleased with the assistance that I received from the 7th grade counselor. She has been a great help in making the change easier. I am a little disapointed in the email response times from a few of the teachers, but I realize they are very busy. All in all I am pleased with the change to Bowie and I appreciate all the staff.