This school is top notch. Teachers are knowledgable and considerate. I get phone calls from the teachers if my child isn't feeling well even when no one else notices. Yes, standards are very high. But shouldn't they be? My child has received a fantastic education from Bowie as well as excelled in all her fine arts. She can play piano, dance, and make art masterpieces. The older grade teachers know their subjects and content thoroughly. My child has never been bullied by a teacher and if a student says something to her that is inappropriate, it is handled immediately. The teachers show their compassion and their hard work never fails. I am appalled by the negative comments of a few parents on here. I wish the people that had positive things to say would reach out. This is an amazing school - ask any educator in Midland.
In the younger grades the homework was very little. In the upper grades homework became about 30 mins a night all together. I think that is reasonable for kids going in to middle school that may have more homework.
The standards at this school are exactly what they should be. I expect great things from my daughter and can only hope the school she attends does as well. I have been extremely happy with the determination they have helped develop in my child. They need these skills for future years in education.
I have never met a teacher in all my years dealing with this school that has not had empathy towards my child or any others. I am up at school a lot for various reasons and have never seen a situation that would say otherwise.